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Bayfield, Wisconsin Travel
Things to see and do

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Bayfield Wisconsin Harbor View

Gateway to Madeline Island and the Apostle Islands, Bayfield, WI is the crown jewel of the Bayfield Peninsula. An active arts and crafts community, shopping, orchards, dining, sea kayaking, sailing, camping, fishing, and island cruises are among the attractions that make Bayfield a popular touring stop.

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Fall view from Hauser Orchard Hayloft
See our fall Orchard View Tour

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Bayfield Apple Festival

Three days of fun, food, and entertainment at one of Wisconsin's most favorite and oldest fall festivals

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Visiting historic Madeline Island & Apostle Islands National Park

 

While there are interesting things to see and do at most times in Bayfield, we most enjoy the festive atmosphere of the annual fall Apple Festival - which draws up to 60,000 people during the 3 day weekend! See our Bayfield Events Calendar (below) for more ideas on things to do and see in Bayfield.

During the winter and holiday season there are several Christmas and Holiday activities going on commencing with the holiday tree lighting ceremony on the day after Thanksgiving. The Rittenhouse Inn has a nice Thanksgiving dining and lodging package that we will catch this year. When winter arrives, there is cross-country skiing and downhill skiing at Mt. Ashwabay, the big Sled Dog race, the fantastic Bayfield Ice Caves and winter carnivals in Bayfield and Mount Ashwabay.

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Bayfield WI Spring, Summer, Fall Events

Due to covid uncertainty, some dates for 2021 annual events won't be posted until June.

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Bayfield in Bloom
Bayfield Apple Festival
50th Apple Festival
Bayfield Orchards
Bayfield Ice Caves
Bayfield Thanksgiving
Bayfield Holiday Shop Hop
Bayfield Sled Dog Race
Big Bay State Park
Big Top Chautauqua
Ojibwe Big Top Fish Boil
The Iron Bridge
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Mount Ashwabay
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 Ashland Mural Walk
Apostle Islands
Apostle Islands Cruise
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Apostle Islands Sled Dog Race
Meyers Beach Sea Cave Hiking Trail
Bayfield Sea Caves Boat Tour

Meyers Beach - Sea Caves
Madeline Island
Madeline Island Historical Museum
Madeline Island Ice Road
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Copper Falls State Park
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Food, fun, camping, hiking, biking, on historic Madeline Island

Bayfield In Bloom Garden Festival
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Annual Garden Tour - June 12, 2021

Chequamegon Bay Birding & Nature Festival - May 16 - 18, 2019


Big Top Chautauqua's Tent Show
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Big Top Concerts - June - Sept.

Bayfield Summer Concerts
Thursday evenings, July & Aug

Concerts by the Lake
Tuesday evenings, June - Aug

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Bayfield County Fair August 12 - 15, 2021

Apostle Islands Lighthouse Celebration
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Bayfield Apple Festival
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Fall Festival & Orchard Tours
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Madeline Island Fall Festival
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Bayfield residents have done a fine job preserving the historic character of the town. A number are listed on the National Register of historic sites.

 

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Among the historic structures is this 1912 Iron Bridge constructed by Wausau Iron Works. Underneath the Iron Bridge, there's also a neat little wooded hiking trail running up the ravine. It is so secluded it is hard to grasp you are only minutes from "downtown" Bayfield.

Downtown is packed full of interesting boutiques, funky restaurants & bars, outdoor recreation shops, art galleries & artisan shops, etc.

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Bayfield, WI Chamber and Visitors Bureau


The Bayfield Chamber & Visitors Bureau office is conveniently located downtown on Manypenny Avenue. They are the prime sponsor of AppleFest and are an essential stop for the Bayfield visitor to get useful advice, maps, brochures, and information on enjoying the Bayfield area.

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

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Ashland & Bayfield Wisconsin Area Campgrounds
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Visiting Madeline Island in the Winter via the Ice Road
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Hauser's Orchards
Orchard Touring
Take a scenic drive of
farms and orchards in the Bayfield area.

Devil's Island Lighthouse Apostle Islands
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Enjoying the great swimming Beach Big Bay State Park on Madeline Island.
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Bayfield Apostle Islands Sea Caves
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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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Ashland's Kreher RV Campground

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