Madeline Island Wilderness Preserve
- Community Organizations
- Cross-Country Skiing
- Museum/Historical Sites
- Walking Tours
The Madeline Island Wilderness Preserve is a non-profit land trust dedicated to the protection and preservation of natural areas on Madeline Island for everyone's enjoyment.
The Preserve holds more than 2600 acres of forest, wetlands and trails on Madeline Island that provide plant and wildlife habitat and contribute to the natural beauty of the Island.
The nature preserve lands are open to the public for hiking, berry-picking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and hunting. Please take advantage of these very special places when you are on the island! For more information about preserve lands and trails go to our website.
The MIWP is committed to education and advocacy. Each summer we sponsor free field trips and evening programs, open to both youth and adults, featuring the natural history of the Apostle Islands area, and highlighting issues important to the area's protection and preservation. For our event schedule go to our website. We also underwrite education and preservation projects on Madeline Island.
Just for fun, each year we select an important environmental issue as the theme for our entry in the Madeline Island 4th of July parade, often winning one of the coveted trophies awarded to exceptional parade entries! See our website for information about our parade entries.
Member EventsWednesday Jul 20, 2022Peter Anin (Great Lakes Water Wars) unpacks the drivers behind many of the tensions around Great Lakes water in a non-technical talk. ...read moreWednesday Jul 27, 2022Laura Erickson, author and producer of 'For the Birds' will share fun, little known stories and cool facts about Madeline Island’s common summer birds ...read moreWednesday Aug 10, 2022Benjamin Clarke, Professor of Biomedical Sciences discusses ticks, where to find them, how to identify the types of ticks, and what diseases they could share ...read moreWednesday Aug 17, 2022Deanna Erickson discusses the estuaries on the south shore of Lake Superior, one of the best kept secrets for paddling, fishing and exploring. ...read moreWednesday Aug 24, 2022Adam Bechle, WI Sea Grant: an update on current water level conditions, the process behind changes and coastal erosion, options to address these issues. ...read more
Please see our website for maps/directions to our trails.