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Sea caves at the Apostle Islands can be accessed by ice walk

Icicles will form in sea caves the same way stalactites form in other caves. (Photo from: U.S. National Park Service)
Icicles will form in sea caves the same way stalactites form in other caves. (Photo from: U.S. National Park Service)

BAYFIELD, WI (WTAQ) - For the first time in five years, people can walk right up to the sea caves at the Apostle Islands.  

Wisconsin Public Radio says the ice on Lake Superior is solid enough to walk toward the tall and deep sea caves -- but you might feel the ice moving a bit.  

The caves which are on the Wisconsin mainland are located about 18 miles west of Bayfield. The National Park Service says they now appear to be a, "fairyland of needle-like icicles."

Superintendent Bob Krumanaker of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore says there are gorgeous rock formations covered by icy stalagmites and stalactites.  

If you crawl under them, he says the ice appears to be a glass floor -- and you can see the bottom of the lake through it.

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)

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