Sandspit Trail: 0.75 mile
A well-traveled trail from the lighthouse to the sandspit on the east side of the island.
West Bay Trail: 1.0 mile
A lightly used trail from the lighthouse, past West Bay, to the northern tip of the island. After the Sand Island lighthouse was automated in 1921, Raspberry Island keepers would walk this trail to reach a spot where they could check its beacon.
Did You Know?
In his “Report on Apostle Islands National Park Project, January 20, 1931”, landscape architect Harlan Kelsey noted that “the hand of man has mercilessly destroyed the islands’ virgin beauty, and, therefore, a largely controlling element as outstanding national park material even if other reasons made them eligible…this project does not meet National Park Service standards.”