Wisconsin Winter Activities & Events
Ashland, Bayfield, Superior & other Lake Superior Shore communities: Skiing, Snowmobiling, Snowshoe Hiking, Snow Reports, Winter Festivals and more
Apostle Island Ice & Sea Caves - Bayfield Peninsula
Snowshoeing the hiking trails of the Chequemagon National Forest has been our favorite Northern Wisconsin wintertime activity. In 2007 we first learned of the Bayfield Wisconsin & Apostle Island Park Ice Caves. The scant snow conditions meant we didn't need our snowshoes, but a set of ski poles helped manage the ice. 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 2012 -2013 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
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. Last winter we enjoyed re-visiting the Bayfield Ice Caves and attending the Apostle Islands Sled Dog Race; this coming winter we hope to catch that "Book Across the Bay" ski and snowshoe event in Ashland.