Apostle Islands National Lakeshore Photo Gallery

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From mid-June to September, visitors to Apostle Islands National Lakeshore can tour four of six historic lighthouses, including 44-foot-tall Sand Island Lighthouse (pictured), which was constructed in 1881 using locally quarried stone. In 1885, keeper Charles Lederle spotted a burning ship and rowed miles on the open water to rescue its crew.  
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Lakeshore Trail overlooks Keyhole Arch, a spectacular sea cave sculpted by waves and weather over hundreds of years. In summer, when conditions are calm, the lakeshore's caves are best seen by boat or kayak.  
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In December the lakeshore morphs into a snowy playground. Touring the ice caves is a wintertime must. Waterfalls freeze in thick pillars at the entrance, while glittery icicles dangle from the cave walls and ceiling like crystal chandeliers.  
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Eager hikers, snowshoers, and cross-country skiers tread a snow-covered path to the ice caves, roughly a mile from Meyer's Beach.  
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A sandstone arch at Swallow Point makes a perfect platform for admiring Apostle Islands' snowy panorama.  
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Time it right, and you can catch sunset framed by Keyhole Arch—a sought-out attraction at the mainland caves. A wide variety of habitats surround the sandstone caves, including old growth forest and lagoon, bog, and dune communities .  
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The endangered piping plover nests on the lakeshore. This small, dark-collared shorebird scouts the beach for worms, shellfish, and insects.  
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