A good Minnesotan has already ventured to the north shore of Lake Superior. While we are always partial to our home state, you're missing out if you ignore the southern side of the lake along the Wisconsin border. For the ultimate Lake Superior weekend, head to Madeline Island, just 90 miles east of Duluth. It's the biggest island in the set of Apostle Islands just off Bayfield, Wisconsin, on the northern point of the state. To save some money, find a place to stay in Bayfield but spend your days on Madeline Island. Most tourists access the island by taking the 25-minute ferry ride. Once you're on the island, ditch your car and rent a bike to get the full feel of the slow-moving, peaceful, and quaint town. Explore the beautiful Lake Superior shoreline along a city park and state park. Visitors who want to spend time on the water can rent kayaks or canoes, or join tours to see the other islands, sea caves, and shipwrecks.