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Ashland Wisconsin Attractions

Ahland Wisconsin Waterfront
Ashland, Wisconsin Waterfront

In the late 1800s, Ashland, Wi was one of Wisconsin's largest cities and a major Lake Superior port. But the end of the logging era and other economic changes took its toll. In the latter part of the 20th century Ashland was on the official list of depressed areas. But today, the city is undergoing a renaissance of sorts. The Chequamegon Hotel (pictured below), built in 1986 to recollect Ashland's grand era, is among the revitalizing changes occurring.

Festivals, Events & Other Things to See and Do in Ashland Wi

  Ashland Wisconsin Travel Directory (our Ashland home page).

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  Ashland Scarecrows

  Ashland Restaurant Reviews

  Ashland Mural Festival & Car Show

  Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center

  Ashland Kreher RV Park - Campgroundashland scarecrows

  Events - Fourth of July Fireworks

  Fall Color Tour Ashland-Bayfield Counties

  Ashland, Washburn, Hurley Motel Lodging

  Ashland WI Golf Course

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Ashland's Chequamegon Bay Golf Course is a scenic, well-maintained course with rolling fairways and interesting variety.

Ashland Wisconsin Camping

Ashland's Kreher RV Campground
Kreher RV Park

Tent Camping available at Prentice Park

2021 Spring - Fall Ashland WI Events & Festivals

Chequamegon Bay Birding & Nature Festival - May (resumes 2022)
Apostle Islands Inline Marathon - June (resumes 2022)
Superior Vistas Bike Tour, Washburn - June 26, 2021
Bay Area Car Show - July TBA
4th of July Parade, Concert, Fireworks over Lake Superior
Ashland Bay Days Festival - July 17, 2021
Ashland County Fair - August 15 - 18th
MuralFest & Car Show - September 11, 2021
Red Clay Classic Super Stock Car Championship - Sept TBA
Whistlestop Marathon & Blues & Brews Festival - TBA
Big Water Film Festival, Bay Theater - TBA

Ashland Wisconsin Chamber Calendar of Events


Board Across the Bay - Feb 18, 2023

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

Ashland Marina

Scenes of Downtown Ashland

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ashland downtown



ashland wisconsin downtown murals

Many of the buildings of downtown businesses and shops are being preserved and restored. It is fun to go shopping in a real downtown instead of an urban Mall.

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Ashland Mural Walk

One of the many murals that are refurbishing the sides of downtown buildings. See more Ashland Murals here.

ashland lakewalk

The Ashland Waterfront Trail, a paved walking, running, and biking trail, stretches all along Ashland's lakefront from Masalowksi Beach on the west end to Bayfront Park on the east end of town.

Half way along the trail is a pedestrian underpass of Highway 2 that joins the trail with the downtown area. It comes out in the new Pearson Park.

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Artesian well Ashland

The Artesian Well Kiosk at Masalowski Beach is favorite stop for locals and visitors alike. Jo is refilling a small bottle for the road, but most visitors go away with gallons of the tasty spring water.

Ashland Wisconsin Sunset
Ashland Sunset over Chequamegon Bay


northern great lakes visitor centerThe Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center
is a don't miss stop, 2.5 miles west of Ashland off Highway 2. Interactive exhibits, multi-media theater, museum, gift shop, and five story observation tower.

There's also a 3/4 mile boardwalk nature trail. Nearby Whittlesey Creek National Wildlife Refuge offers more hiking and nature walks. Go "Here" for more info and photos of the Center and some Lake Superior Facts. - Reinhold Development - 2023 Mobile-Friendly Lake Superior Circle Tour Travel Planner

Joanne's Scandinavian Christmas

Bayfield Holiday Events & Activities

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Duluth Holiday Events and Fun.

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Grandpa Tony's madeline island and Most popular Madeline Island AttractionsSee our guide to interesting and fun things to see and do on Madeline Island.

Bayfield Apostle Islands Sea Caves
See photos from our recent Apostle Islands
Sea Caves

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

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Hauser's Orchards
Orchard Touring
Take a scenic drive of
farms and orchards in the Bayfield area.

Little Manitou Falls
Wisconsin Waterfalls

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hotel planner
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.

bentleyville tour of lights
Duluth's amazing Bentleyville Duluth Christmas Lights Village.

How to recognize Lake Superior Agates and Beach Rocks.Lake Superior Agate?

Best Wisconsin Lake Superior Agate Beaches

saxon harbor beach

Devil's Island Lighthouse Apostle Islands
See the lighthouses on an Apostle Islands Cruise.

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

Enjoying the great swimming Beach Big Bay State Park on Madeline Island.
Madeline Island Big  Bay Park

Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center Ashland WI
Ashland's Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center is a must-see stop for visitors to the Ashland-Bayfield area.

Apple Bratwurst at Apple Fest Bayfield Apple Festival
October 4 - 6, 2019

Golf Courses Around Lake Superior
See our
Reviews of Best Wisconsin golf courses on Lake Superior.