Ashland, at the foot of Chequamegon Bay, was once a center for lumbering, mining, brownstone quarrying, and Great Lakes shipping. Today, the city 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.

Explore Ashland

Sleigh & Cutter Rally 1/12/2019 Ashland - 4.86 miles away
Mt. Ashwabay Holiday Mini-Camps 12/26/2018 - 12/30/2018 Bayfield - 15.5 miles away
Mt. Ashwabay NASTAR Sunday Races 1/07/2018 - 3/04/2018 Bayfield - 15.5 miles away
Mt. Ashwabay Summit Nordic Ski Race 2/02/2019 Bayfield - 15.5 miles away
Red Cliff Winter Pow Wow 1/26/2019 - 1/27/2019 Red Cliff - 21.14 miles away
Apostle Islands Sled Dog Race 2/02/2019 - 2/03/2019 Bayfield - 23.89 miles away
Holiday Scavenger Hunt 12/25/2018 Upson - 24.79 miles away
Cardboard Sled Derby 1/19/2019 Upson - 24.79 miles away

Average Weather

From soaking up the summer sun to hitting the trails after a fresh snowfall, Wisconsin has no shortage of activities for every season. Here's an idea of what the weather in this area is like to help get your planning started!


High 79° F
Low 56° F


High 24° F
Low F


High 56° F
Low 35° F


High 54° F
Low 31° F

Ashland Area Chamber of Commerce