Bayfield Wisconsin Harbor View
Madeline Island Ice Road is now open!
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.
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.
The melting ice this past spring.
See the latest Bayfield Web Cam shot
Bayfield WI Winter Events
Bayfield, Wi home page
Bayfield Holiday Shop Hop Nov 23 - Dec 10
Other Thanksgiving, Christmas & Holiday Activities at the Stage North Theatre & Rittenhouse Inn
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.
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.
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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Lake Superior Camping
& Campground Directory
Lake Superior Circle Tour Route.
Take a scenic drive of
farms and orchards in the Bayfield area are open for fall produce.
See the lighthouses on an Apostle Islands Cruise.