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Ashland Wisconsin

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Hotel Chequamegon overlooking the Chequamegon Bay - Ashland Wisconsin

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

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  Events - Fourth of July Fireworks

  Fall Color Tour Ashland-Bayfield Counties

  Ashland, Washburn, Hurley Motel Lodging

  Ashland WI Golf Course

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

2019 Spring - Fall Ashland WI Events & Festivals

Chequamegon Bay Birding & Nature Festival - May 16 -18, 20179
Apostle Islands Inline Marathon - June 15th
Superior Vistas Bike Tour, Washburn - June 22nd
Bay Area Car Show - July TBA
4th of July Parade, Concert, Fireworks over Lake Superior
Board Across the Bay - July 26 - 27
Ashland Bay Days Festival - July 19 - 21th
Ashland County Fair - August 15 - 18th
MuralFest & Car Show - September 7th
Red Clay Classic Super Stock Car Championship - Sept 27 -28
Whistlestop Marathon & Blues & Brews Festival - October 12 - 13th
Big Water Film Festival, Bay Theater - November 6 - 9th

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Ashland Wisconsin Chamber Calendar of Events

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

Downtown Ashland

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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.

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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.

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 - 2019

Mobile-Friendly Lake Superior Circle Tour Travel Planner

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Lake Superior Camping
& Campground Directory

Best Camping along the Lake Superior Circle Drive.

Ashland & Bayfield Wisconsin Area Campgrounds
Ashland's Kreher RV Campground


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

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

Best Wisconsin Lake Superior Agate Beaches

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Lake Superior Camping
& Campground Directory

Camping along the Lake Superior Circle Drive.

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.

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

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

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

Best Ashland & Bayfield Wisconsin Area Campgrounds
Ashland's Kreher RV Campground

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
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Reviews of golf courses around Lake Superior