WisHxGeek Posted September 30, 2009 Report Share Posted September 30, 2009 One of my favorite winter road trips is heading to Bayfield (at the very top of WI) to drive the ice road to Madeline Island. Each year a county road is created once the temps drop and the ice in the bay is thick enough. In the summer the ferry is used and for a few weeks when the ice is forming a wind sled is used. This road is even plowed for traffic. Once the holidays are over the Christmas trees from local folks are used to line the road. The trees help drivers find their way across in heavy snowstorms. Here are some links about the road: http://www.bayfieldcounty.org/ice-road.asp http://madferry.com/Photo-Gallery/ http://activerain.com/blogsview/378181/we-...efore-using-it- You can also ski across the road to the island- once there be sure to head to the Bell Tavern for a hot cocoa and lunch. The ice caves are also worth the trip out (not on the ice road- but pretty close). Here is a link to a great gallery of photos of the caves: http://www.pbase.com/summerfields/ice_caves. Christine Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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