Surge in popularity of Apostle Islands ice caves turns slow season into 'economic miracle'

  • by: Associated Press
  • Updated: February 8, 2014 - 5:55 PM

BAYFIELD, Wis. — Some 4,000 sightseers have been trekking to the Apostle Islands each weekend to see glistening ice caves made accessible by frozen Lake Superior, leading to an unexpected tourism boom in otherwise hibernating villages.

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