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Scenes from Bayfield, Wisconsin

bayfield Wi harbor
Bayfield Harbor from lakeside trail at Dalrymple Campground

sunrise over Madeline Island
Bayfield sunrise - Oak Island to the left and Madeline Island to the right.

Bayfield Street Scenes

Downtown Bayfield is about three blocks wide and stretches from the harbor up the hill about four blocks. Generally we park in one of the city lots just south of the downtown area and walk around town. Within easy walking distance are a number of quaint artisan and gift shops, pubs, cafes, inns, sport shops, etc.

Like many Lake Superior towns, Bayfield was once a fishing village. Now its marina is filled with pleasure boats, but it still hosts an active fishing fleet with dockside shops.

A local spring garden

In the spring, during the Bayfield in Bloom festivities, we enjoy walking around the adjacent neighborhoods to see the gardens and the well-kept and restored historic homes.

bayfield steet scene

Coming from the south on Highway 13 you turn right on Rittenhouse Avenue to go down the hill towards the center of town, the main shopping district, and the harbor.

bayfield wi street scenes


Passing shops, galleries, boutiques, places to eat and drink, etc. until you arrive at the lakeshore.



bayfield wi harbor

Relaxing at Bayfront Park and shopping for T-shirts at Monkey Business.

bayfield lakefront shops

Restaurants & Pubs, Dining and Spirits

Big water cafe and coffee roasters


The Big Water Cafe and Coffee Roasters is a popular spot for breakfast or an afternoon coffee break.

Morty's Pub Bayfield WI

Morty's Pub is a favorite hangout for watching sports or playing pool. The menu is an upscale version of typical "bar food" and better quality. Good service.

Greunkes Restaurant Bayfield


Greunke's Inn is famous for their fish boil, a fun place to dine for its 1940s atmosphere, and has been an "institution" in Bayfield for over 70 years.

Ethel's at 250 Bayfield, WI


We've heard good things about Ethel's at 250 and are looking forward to trying them soon.

rittenhouse inn dining room


See our review and photos from dining at the Historic Rittenhouse Inn.

Bayfield Apple Festival


Bayfield's most popular festival occurs the first weekend in October, its annual Apple Festival.

In wintertime, the annual Apostle Islands Sled Dog Race is a popular family event.

apostle islands sled dog race
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Joanne's Scandinavian Christmas

Bayfield Holiday Events & Activities

santa visit
Duluth Holiday Events and Fun.

gooseberry falls park
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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
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is near Mellen, Wisconsin.

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

Apple Bratwurst at Apple Fest Bayfield Apple Festival
October 6 - 8, 2017.

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