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 Garden Tour
Visitors will have the opportunity to get up close and personal with the plants at 20 of Bayfield’s finest gardens. Whether an amateur gardener or professional...
Big Top Chautauqua: New First Night
Join us for the official OPENING NIGHT of our 30th Anniversary Year. Our celebrated house band, the Blue Canvas Orchestra, is led tonight by Ed Willett. They...
Big Top Chautauqua: Buddy Guy
Buddy Guy is a genuine American treasure and one of the final surviving connections to an historic era in the America’s musical evolution. At age 79, Buddy Guy...
Apostle Islands National Lakeshore
Along windswept beaches and sandstone cliffs, visitors experience where water meets land and sky, culture meets culture, and past meets present. The 21 islands...
Trek & Trail
Come Paddle the Sea Caves! Guided half day, full day and multi-day/overnight sea kayaking adventures in the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore on Lake...
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...