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Facilities: no water at either end usually. The bathrooms not open (ie use the outhouses). Stores are closed. No showers.
The trails: count on lots of blowdowns.
Weather: most days are cool, good for hiking. We have usually had one day of snow, not accumulating.
Wildlife: don't count on seeing lots of moose. They tend to frequent areas where mineral licks occur. Cows are getting ready to have calves. If you do come across a cow and calf, YIELD!! She will come after you with the idea you are there to harm her calf. The only time I have been charged by a moose was paddling to close to a small island that a cow and calf had chosen to call home. I was not aware she was there till she came charging at us.
If you fish, great time to be on IR!!
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Watch the weather in April and May. The way this spring is going, the bugs could arrive quite early.
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The weather is warm (but not hot) during the day; cool nights, minimal bugs, vegetation is starting to coming in, and not a lot of people on the island.
Last year, however, was a bit of a different tune...hot during the day (high 70s), and the bugs were already out in full-force. Like Leftovers said, with the winter & spring we've had, the bug could be bad no matter when you go.
And again, echoing JohnHens' answer, nothing is open on the island during that time.