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

Red Clay Classic Races 9/28/2018 - 9/29/2018 Ashland - 0.76 miles away
Annual Exhibit - The Gathering 10/03/2018 - 10/27/2018 Washburn - 8.26 miles away
Fall Color Ride Bicycle Tour 9/29/2018 Washburn - 9.08 miles away
Anishinaabe Cultural Days: Commemorating the Treaty of 1854 9/29/2018 - 9/30/2018 La Pointe - 16.04 miles away
Copper Falls Fall Festival & Art in the Park 9/29/2018 Mellen - 17.62 miles away
High Fiber Art Show and Sale 9/28/2018 - 9/29/2018 Bayfield - 17.73 miles away
Erickson's Orchard Pre-Apple Harvest Festival 9/28/2018 - 9/29/2018 Bayfield - 18.81 miles away
Annual Red Cliff Cultural Days Celebration 9/21/2018 - 9/23/2018 Red Cliff - 21.14 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