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Wisconsin Winter Activities & Events
Ashland, Bayfield, Superior & other Lake Superior Shore communities: Skiing, Snowmobiling, Snowshoe Hiking, Snow Reports, Winter Festivals and more

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Apostle Island Ice & Sea Caves - Bayfield Peninsula

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See our Weather & Snow Report page for the latest weather and snow depth reports for ski, snowmobile trail, and winter sports conditions all around Lake Superior.


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Lake Superior Ice Caves

Mark Levitski Sled Dog Racer
Apostle Islands Sled Dog Race
An entertaining family
winter event, Feb 2 - 3rd.

Snowshoeing the hiking trails of the Chequemagon National Forest has been our favorite Northern Wisconsin wintertime activity. We first snowshoe hiked out to the Bayfield Wisconsin & Apostle Island Ice Caves in 2007. In reality, that year the trail was pretty well packed so we didn't need our snowshoes, but a set of ski poles helped manage the ice. That winter we had also hoped to snowshoe hiking trails at Amnicon Falls and Copper Falls State Parks. But the lack of snow in this area changed our plans. In later years there was plenty of snow for snowmobile, ski and snowshoe trails (see Mount Ashwabay), and for the annual Bayfield-Apostle Islands Sled Dog Race.

In addition to snowshoeing, other popular wintertime activities along the south shore include cross country skiing, snowmobiling, sled dog races, ice fishing and catching the various winter festivals.

Below are a few of the 2018-19 Wisconsin winter events along the Lake Superior shore communities we know are taking place from Superior, WI to Hurley-Ironwood, plus a link to the wisconsin snow conditions report page.

***Check our Lake Superior Snow Report page for downhill skiing, cross country, or snowmobile snow conditions reports

Winter is a great time to enjoy Wisconsin's northwoods and the Lake Superior shore. You can get some healthy exercise, friendly ambience, and see views and sights not easily seen during the other seasons. One winter weekend we scored a two-for-one, a trek out to the Bayfield Ice Caves and attending the Apostle Islands Sled Dog Race. On our to-do list for the future is attending the "Book Across the Bay" ski and snowshoe event in Ashland.

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red ball See what the Bayfield Apostle Islands Sea Caves look like in the summer.

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Mobile-Friendly Lake Superior Circle Tour Travel Planner

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Lake Superior Camping
& Campground Directory

Lake Superior Circle Tour Route.

Best Ashland & Bayfield Wisconsin Area Campgrounds
Ashland's Kreher RV Campground

Mark Levitski Sled Dog Racer
Apostle Islands Sled Dog Race. An entertaining family winter event celebrating its 23rd year.

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Visiting Madeline Island in Winter

Hauser's Orchards
Orchard Touring
Take a scenic drive of
farms and orchards in the Bayfield area.

Devil's Island Lighthouse Apostle Islands
See the lighthouses on an Apostle Islands Cruise.

Best Wisconsin Lake Superior Agate Beaches

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Little Manitou Falls
Wisconsin Waterfalls

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Hotel, Motel Lodging
Ashland, Superior, Ironwood, Wisconsin South Shore

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Lake Superior Circle Tour Road Map & Guide to Travel Attractions around Lake Superior.

How to recognize Lake Superior Agates and Beach Rocks.Lake Superior Agate?

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

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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Visiting Madeline Island in the Winter via the Ice Road

Golf Courses Around Lake Superior
See our
Reviews of golf courses around Lake Superior