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.
Point to La Pointe Swim
The Friends of the Recreation Center is hosting a swim from Bayfield to Madeline Island. Participants will swim 2 miles along the path of the ice road, from...
Hauser's Red Barn Plant Sale
May 01 - May 30
It's that time of year! Come to the farm May 1 - Memorial Day for field grown perennials, annuals, bedding plants, shrubs & fruit trees. We dig daily - open 7...
Bayfield In Bloom
May 13 - June 12
Come visit Bayfield and enjoy the vibrancy of 50,000 daffodils that welcome you into this quaint harbor town. As the countryside and waters of Lake Superior...
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,...
Pinehurst Inn at Pike's Creek is a magnificent 1885 sandstone house south of Bayfield; a Bed and Breakfast and small meeting facility specializing in high end...
Harbor's Edge Motel
Harbor’s Edge Motel welcomes you to the Gateway to the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore and your launching point to Madeline Island! Providing our guests...
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,...
State Park Hidden Gems
Natural Attractions and Parks
Wisconsin's state park system is so well-known, so well-publicized, and so widely admired that it may seem impossible that a few individual parks actually...