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Bayfield, Wisconsin Travel
Things to see and do

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Harbor View of the Bayfield Apple Festival

Major Summer & Fall Events
Festival of the Arts
Apostle Islands Lighthouse Fest
Apple Festival

Apple Bratwurst at Apple Fest

53rd annual Bayfield Apple Festival
Oct. 3 - 5, 2014

Also see - keyword search Bayfield for recent updates on interesting things to see and do in the Bayfield area.

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 might catch this year. Now that winter has arrived, there is cross-country skiing and downhill skiing at Mt. Ashwabay, the big Sled Dog race, the fantastic Bayfield Ice Caves (opened early in the winter of 2013-14 on Jan 18th) and winter carnivals in Bayfield and Mount Ashwabay.

WPR Garden Talk in Bayfield

Larry Meiller & Wisconsin Public Radio's Garden Talk Show kicks off the Bayfield in Bloom fest & Bayfield Events for the summer: WPR Garden Talk Radio Show - May 16th.


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Bayfield Visitor Attractions/Links
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Bayfield in Bloom

Bayfield Apple Festival
50th Apple Festival
Bayfield Orchards
Bayfield Ice Caves
Bayfield Sled Dog Race
Big Bay State Park
Big Top Chautauqua
Ojibwe Big Top Fish Boil
The Iron Bridge
 Hiking & Nature Trail

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Mount Ashwabay
Ashland Wisconsin
 Ashland on July 4th
 Ashland Mural Walk
Apostle Islands
Apostle Islands Cruise
Apostle Islands Links
Apostle Islands Sled Dog Race
Meyers Beach - Sea Caves
Madeline Island
Madeline Island Historical Museum
Madeline Island Ice Road
Cornucopia Wisconsin
Copper Falls State Park
Ashland-Bayfield Scenic Color Tour
Washburn, Wi

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Big Top Chautauqua's Tent Show
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Bayfield Wisconsin HarborChequamegon Bay Birding & Nature Festival - May 16 - 18th

Bayfield In Bloom
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Bayfield Garden Tour
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Blessing of the Fleet - June 15th
Greunke's Fish Boil
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Fireworks - July 4th

Festival of Arts
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Apostle Islands Lighthouse Celebration
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Bayfield Apple Festival
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Fall Festival & Orchard Tours
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Madeline Island Fall Festival

Bayfield Chamber Events Calendar

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Wisconsin Fall Color Scenic Drives


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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.


walking across the bayfield iron bridge
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.

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Bayfield, WI Chamber and Visitors Bureau

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. - Reinhold Development - 2013

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Wisconsin Fall Color
Tour Map
- Scenic drives near Lake Superior in Wisconsin and the western Upper Peninsula

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See when Peak Fall Color is expected to arrive in Wisconsin along the scenic Lake Superior Circle Route and our recommended
Scenic Fall Color Drives.

Camping and Campgrounds Around Lake Superior
Lake Superior Camping
& Campground Directory

Lake Superior Circle Tour Route

copper falls
Copper Falls State Park
is near Mellen, Wisconsin.

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Ashland Mural Walk is an interesting attraction in nearby Ashland, Wisconsin.

Little Manitou Falls
Wisconsin Waterfalls

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Hotel, Motel Lodging
Ashland, Superior, Ironwood, Wisconsin South Shore

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Lake Superior Circle Tour Road Map & Guide to Travel Attractions around Lake Superior

Island Princess, Apostle Island Cruise Service
Apostle Islands National Park Cruises

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Apostle Islands Sea Caves Hiking Trail is about a 3.5 mile round trip from Meyers Beach.

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on historic
Madeline Island

Golf Courses Around Lake Superior
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Reviews of golf courses around Lake Superior