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.
NASTAR Sunday Races
January 04 - March 15
NASTAR (National Standard Racing) is a great opportunity for participants of all ages to race a giant slalom course and compare results to others in their age...
Apostle Islands Sled Dog Race
February 06 - February 08
Join us in for an extraordinary wintertime adventure and experience the excitement of the annual Apostle Islands Sled Dog Race! Pick your favorite sled dog...
Ashwabay King & Queen of the Mountain
The 14th annual Rychel Cup Race Series is open to all skills and all ages. Racers compete in 2-Slalom, 2-Giant Slalom, and 2-Super G events, with the best 4 of...
Bayfield Artists Guild
The Bayfield Artists' Guild has over 20 local artists with art ranging from watercolor and oil paintings, to pottery, jewelry, handmade soaps, baskets, knitted...
Apostle Islands Cruises
Apostle Islands National Lakeshore includes a group of 21 islands in Lake Superior, off the Bayfield Peninsula in northern Wisconsin, and is great vacation or...
Little Sand Bay Recreational Area
The Little Sand Bay Recreation Area is located in a scenic and secluded spot just off of Lake Superior, approximately 15 minutes north of historic Bayfield,...