Bayfield Harbor from lakeside trail at Dalrymple Campground
Bayfield sunrise - Oak Island to the left and Madeline Island to the right.
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Bayfield Evemts Attractions
Bayfield in Bloom
Bayfield Apple Festival
Apostle Islands & Madeline Island Links
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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.
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.
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.
Passing shops, galleries, boutiques, places to eat and drink, etc. until you arrive at the lakeshore.
Restaurants & Pubs, Dining and Spirits
The Big Water Cafe and Coffee Roasters is a popular spot for breakfast or an afternoon coffee break.
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.
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.
We've heard good things about Ethel's at 250 and are looking forward to trying them soon.
See our review and photos from dining at the Historic Rittenhouse Inn.
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.
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See photos from our recent Apostle Islands
Sea Caves cruise.
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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Copper Falls State Park
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Ashland Mural Walk is an interesting attraction in nearby Ashland, Wisconsin.
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