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Bayfield, Wisconsin Travel
Things to see and do

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Harbor View of the Bayfield Apple Festival

Bayfield Wi Winter Events

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2/20/15 May be opening soon !

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Apostle Islands Sled Dog Race

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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. When winter arrives, 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.

The 2015 Bayfield Holiday Season opens with a tree lighting ceremony on Saturday, Nov 29th and continues the following weekend with the Holiday Spirit Gallery Tour and then on Saturday Dec 13th Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive on the Madeline Island Ferry.

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Madeline Island Ice Road is now open for visits to the Island - Jan 30, 2015

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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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Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony
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Wassail Concerts Rittenhouse Inn
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Holiday Shop Hop
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Holiday Spirit Gallery Tour
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Santa & Mrs. Claus arrives
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29th Annual Sleigh & Cutter Rally
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Blue Canvas Christmas Concertt Stage North
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Apostle Islands Sled Dog Race
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Bayfield Winter Festival
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Bayfield Peninsula Ice Caves

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Mount Ashwabay
Downhill & Cross Country Skiing

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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.


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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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Bayfield Lake Superior Ice Caves
See the Fantastic Bayfield Lake Superior Ice Caves

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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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Madeline Island Ice Road opens up Madeline Island for winter visits

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on historic
Madeline Island

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