Bayfield is the type of small town travelers dream about – picturesque and charming with modern amenities and accommodations. The city is the gateway to the stunning Apostle Islands National Lakeshore - 22 gem-like coastal islands that are home to lighthouses, sea caves, hiking trails, camping, terrific blue-water sailing, and some of the best kayaking in the world. Summertime fills this Lake Superior port with sailboats, sea kayaks and charter fishing boats.The Madeline Island Ferry crosses the bay on a 3-mile trip to Madeline Island, home to Big Bay State Park and the Madeline Island Historical Museum, located on the historic site of the former American Fur Company trading post. Bayfield takes pride in its quaint, harbor town atmosphere. Attractions include the Big Top Chautauqua tent shows, a heritage and maritime museum, eclectic retail shops, Victorian B&Bs, fine restaurants, bluff-top orchards, a pair of golf courses with spectacular views, and a burgeoning artisan community.
Bayfield's Concerts by the Lake
June 23 - September 08
Enjoy live music performed lakefront by local musicians throughout the summer.
Northern Wisconsin is home to an incredible variety of musicians and...
Apostle Islands Lighthouse Celebration
September 01 - September 19
For well over a century lighthouses have guided mariners through the waters of Lake Superior and the Apostle Islands. Today, these historic island beacons are...
Apostle Islands National Lakeshore
Along windswept beaches and cliffs, visitors experience where water meets land and sky, culture meets culture, and past meets present. The 21 islands and 12...
Erickson's Orchard & Country Store
James Erickson Orchard grows apples, pears and strawberries in season. Browse the unique country store which carries homemade jams & jellies, sugar free jam &...
Dreamcatcher Sailing Charters
Sail the Apostle Islands with a USCG-licensed captain aboard Dreamcatcher, a 33’ Pearson sailing yacht; Esprit, a Tartan 34'; Egret, a Tartan 37'; Dragonfly,...