Ashland, at the foot of Chequamegon Bay, was once a center for lumbering, mining, brownstone quarrying, and Great Lakes shipping. Today, the town is known as “The Historic Mural Capital of Wisconsin.” Downtown, local historic figures are depicted in a series of huge murals located in the historic business district. A number of historic brownstone structures still grace Ashland’s streets. The City Hall, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is one of the most striking. Two miles west of town, the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center details the area’s regional history and culture in a series of wonderful exhibits.
Book Across the Bay
Cross-country ski race and tour, or snowshoe trek across Chequamegon Bay from Ashland to Washburn. Navigate the 10K course by the light of the stars plus...
Bike Across the Bay
The North Coast Cycling Association and Book Across The Bay are hosting the Bike Across The Bay race in the afternoon before the Book Across The Bay race....
March 05 - March 06
29th Annual Ice-O-Rama ice fishing contest. Participants can fish anywhere in Chequamegon Bay. Begins Saturday at 5am, ends Sunday at 12pm. All fish must be...
7 Man-Made Wonders of Northwest Wisconsin
History & Heritage
While every region has far more man-made wonders than can be mentioned in one article, here is a handful open year-round for you to check out during your next...