Harbor View of the Bayfield Apple Festival
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.
Bayfield WI Winter & Holiday Events
Bayfield, Wi home page
Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony
See more wintertime events in Bayfield County and along the Wisconsin South Shore of Lake Superior
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.
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 - 2013
Copper Falls State Park
is near Mellen, Wisconsin.