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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.

Garden Expo & Garden Talk
Radio Show - June 3 through June 12, 2022.

A local spring garden
Bayfield annually welcomes spring by hosting WPR's Garden Talk Radio Show and a walking tour of "Bayfield in Bloom" gardens.

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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.

Apple Bratwurst at Apple Fest
Bayfield Apple Festival

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.

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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walking across the bayfield iron bridge

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.

Bayfield WI Spring, Summer, Fall Events

Bayfield In Bloom Garden Festival
June 3 - 12, 2022
Annual Garden Tour - June 12, 2022

Chequamegon Bay Birding & Nature Festival - May

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

Bayfield Festival of Arts spacerSeptember 10 - 11, 2022

Bayfield County Fair August 11 - 14, 2022

Apostle Islands Lighthouse Celebration
September

Bayfield Apple Festival
October 7 - 9, 2022

Fall Festival & Orchard Tours
Sept 1st through October 16th

Madeline Island Fall Festival
October

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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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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
cruise.

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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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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.

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is near Mellen, Wisconsin.

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