Bayfield Wisconsin Harbor View
Feb 11th Weather Update. The frigid below zero weather will end this weekend and temperatures return to normal, including some some snow, but cool enough to continue to freeze the over-water trail to the Ice Caves.
Gateway to Madeline Island and the Apostle Islands, Bayfield, WI is the crown jewel of the Bayfield Peninsula. An active arts and crafts community, shopping, orchards, dining, sea kayaking, sailing, camping, fishing, and island cruises are among the attractions that make Bayfield a popular touring stop.
While there are interesting things to see and do at most times in Bayfield, we most enjoy the festive atmosphere of the annual fall Apple Festival - which draws up to 60,000 people during the 3 day weekend!
During the winter and holiday season there are several Christmas and Holiday activities going on commencing with the holiday tree lighting ceremony on the day after Thanksgiving. The Rittenhouse Inn has a nice Thanksgiving dining and lodging package that we will catch this year. When winter arrives, there is cross-country skiing and downhill skiing at Mt. Ashwabay, the big Sled Dog race, the fantastic Bayfield Ice Caves and winter carnivals in Bayfield and Mount Ashwabay.
Bayfield WI Winter & Holiday Events
Bayfield, Wi home page
Madeline Island Holiday Boutique
Other Thanksgiving, Christmas & Holiday Activities at the Stage North Theatre & Rittenhouse Inn
Bayfield residents have done a fine job preserving the historic character of the town. A number are listed on the National Register of historic sites.
Among the historic structures is this 1912 Iron Bridge constructed by Wausau Iron Works. Underneath the Iron Bridge, there's also a neat little wooded hiking trail running up the ravine. It is so secluded it is hard to grasp you are only minutes from "downtown" Bayfield.
Downtown is packed full of interesting boutiques, funky restaurants & bars, outdoor recreation shops, art galleries & artisan shops, etc.
The Bayfield Chamber & Visitors Bureau office is conveniently located downtown on Manypenny Avenue. They are the prime sponsor of AppleFest and are an essential stop for the Bayfield visitor to get useful advice, maps, brochures, and information on enjoying the Bayfield area.
SuperiorTrails.com - Reinhold Development - 2015
Apostle Islands Sled Dog Race
An entertaining family winter event celebrating its 21st year.
Copper Falls State Park
is near Mellen, Wisconsin.
Swimming Beach Big Bay State Park - Madeline Island