Paddle to Island Sea Caves
Experience an Apostles classic by launching at Little Sand Bay for a two-mile open-water crossing to 2,950-acre Sand Island. From the island’s southeastern tip, it’s a two-mile paddle north to the Swallow Point sea caves that dot the eastern shore’s peninsula. Calm waters? Explore tight squeezes, barely big enough for a boat, to caves the size of ballrooms. From Justice Bay beach, just past the caves, paddle two miles to the five-story Sand Island Lighthouse; volunteers lead tours to the top for sweeping views of Devils Island and Minnesota’s piney north shore. Turn back here to finish the 12-mile roundtrip before dark. Contact Living Adventure for rentals (866-779-9503; livingadventure.com).
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