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Tourists wander through the ice caves near the Apostle Islands in this 2009 photo. (Jed Carlson/

Lake Superior sea caves open for the first time in 5 years

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By Mike Simonson, Wisconsin Public Radio

For the first time in five years, you can walk on the ice of Lake Superior to get to the Apostle Islands sea caves. If you don’t mind feeling moving ice below your boots, you might just love it.


The National Park Service describes the caves as a “fairyland of needle-like icicles.” On weekends, more than 1,000 people a day may visit the caves – more than the peak of the summer season.

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