When will the Bayfield Ice Caves Open?
Feb 7, 2018. The recent below normal temperatures bode well for the lake freezing around the Bayfield Ice & Sea Caves and the decent snow cover provides good conditions for the Apostle Islands Dog Sled Race.
See our Weather & Snow Report page for the latest weather and snow depth reports for ski, snowmobile trail, and winter sports conditions all around Lake Superior.
Apostle Islands Sled Dog Race
An entertaining family
winter event celebrating
its 23rd year
Snowshoeing the hiking trails of the Chequemagon National Forest has been our favorite Northern Wisconsin wintertime activity. We first snowshoe hiked out to the Bayfield Wisconsin & Apostle Island Ice Caves in 2007. In reality, that year the trail was pretty well packed so we didn't need our snowshoes, but a set of ski poles helped manage the ice. That winter we had also hoped to snowshoe hiking trails at Amnicon Falls and Copper Falls State Parks. But the lack of snow in this area changed our plans. In later years there was plenty of snow for snowmobile, ski and snowshoe trails (see Mount Ashwabay), and for the annual Bayfield-Apostle Islands Sled Dog Race.
In addition to snowshoeing, other popular wintertime activities along the south shore include cross country skiing, snowmobiling, sled dog races, ice fishing and catching the various winter festivals.
Below are a few of the 2018 Wisconsin winter events along the Lake Superior shore communities we know are taking place from Superior, WI to Hurley-Ironwood, plus a link to the wisconsin snow conditions report page.
***Check our Lake Superior Snow Report page for downhill skiing, cross country, or snowmobile snow conditions reports
2017-18 Winter & Snow Fest Events - Wisconsin South Shore
- Wisconsin Snow Conditions Report (see ad below)
Northern Wisconsin Snowboard & Ski Areas near Lake Superior
Winter is a great time to enjoy Wisconsin's northwoods and the Lake Superior shore. You can get some healthy exercise, friendly ambience, and see views and sights not easily seen during the other seasons. One winter weekend we scored a two-for-one, a trek out to the Bayfield Ice Caves and attending the Apostle Islands Sled Dog Race. On our to-do list for the future is attending the "Book Across the Bay" ski and snowshoe event in Ashland.
See what the Bayfield Apostle Islands Sea Caves look like in the summer.
SuperiorTrails.com - Reinhold Development - 2017
Lake Superior Camping
& Campground Directory
Lake Superior Circle Tour Route
Apostle Islands Sled Dog Race. An entertaining family winter event celebrating its 23rd year.
See the lighthouses on an Apostle Islands Cruise.
Take a scenic drive of
farms and orchards in the Bayfield area are open for fall produce.