Ashland, at the foot of Chequamegon Bay in Lake Superior, was once a center for lumbering, brownstone quarrying and Great Lakes shipping. Today, the city is known as “The Historic Mural Capital of Wisconsin" because of the series of impressive colorful murals depicting local figures in the historic downtown business district. Many original brownstone structures still grace Ashland’s streets; the City Hall, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is one of the most striking. Don't forget to stop by the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center two miles west of town to explore the area’s regional history and culture with engaging exhibits and an accessible boardwalk through local wetlands. 

Explore the Area

North Coast Car Show 7/27/2024 Washburn - 7.97 miles away
Point to La Pointe Open Water Swim 8/03/2024 Bayfield - 17.71 miles away
Concerts by the Lake - Sean & Ian Okamoto 7/25/2024 Bayfield - 17.91 miles away
Concerts by the Lake - Michael Shynes 7/30/2024 Bayfield - 17.91 miles away
Concerts by the Lake - Drew Peterson 8/01/2024 Bayfield - 17.91 miles away
Concerts by the Lake - Two Below Zero 8/06/2024 Bayfield - 17.91 miles away
Penokee Range Classic Bike Races 7/27/2024 Mellen - 18.7 miles away
Iron County Fair 8/01/2024 - 8/04/2024 Saxon - 22.24 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