MidwestWeekends.com — Your Travel Guide to the Upper Midwest

How long will the Apostles ice caves stay open?

I will be there on March 1; will I still be able to see the ice caves? - Tami, Chippewa Falls, Wis.

You always need to call the ice-cave hot line right before you leave, to make sure conditions still allow access, 715-779-3397, Ext. 3.

The lakeshore ice didn't freeze at all in the winters of 2005-2006 and 2010-2013.

But when it does freeze, it tends to stay frozen until mid-March.

The only thing that could open up the ice is a big wind storm. But Lake Superior is nearly completely frozen over for the first time since 1996, so things look promising for a March 1 visit.

For more, see Ice caves of the Apostles.

Last updated on February 10, 2014