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

Superior Vistas Bike Tour 6/23/2018 Washburn - 7.85 miles away
Mason Days 6/23/2018 - 6/24/2018 Mason - 12.41 miles away
Best of Big Top Opry 6/21/2018 Bayfield - 15.5 miles away
Keb' Mo' 6/22/2018 Bayfield - 15.5 miles away
Big Top Does The Beatles 6/24/2018 Bayfield - 15.5 miles away
Superior! Songs & Stories of the Big Lake 6/17/2018 Bayfield - 15.5 miles away
An Evening with Mary Dougherty: Life in a Northern Town 6/23/2018 La Pointe - 16.04 miles away
Bayfield's Concerts by the Lake 6/19/2018 - 9/04/2018 Bayfield - 17.86 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