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.
Follow the Mural Brick Road
September 01 - November 30
Follow the Mural Brick Road celebrates and promotes the Historic Murals of Ashland County all the way from Butternut in the south to La Pointe on Madeline...
Mural Fest & Classic Car Show
Ashland is the Historic Mural Capital of Wisconsin. We will be celebrating with sidewalk sales, music, dozens of vintage vehicles, face painting, twisted...
Come and enjoy the beautiful fall colors while you shop our historic downtown with sidewalk sales, food booths, apples & pumpkins.
Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center
Observations tower, viewing platform, 100-seat theater, interpretive and historic exhibits and regional visitor information & trip planning for Wisconsin,...
Ashland Area Farmer's Market
Stop by for the fresh and local produce, meats, preserves, eggs, honey, maple syrup, plants, flowers, baked good and many handcrafted items that you will find...
Located on the south shore of Lake Superior near Ashland, Chequamegon Bay's varied habitat is home to waterfowl, warblers and shorebirds in spring; snowy owls...