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Wisconsin Scenic Travel Guide, Waterfalls, Campgrounds, Hiking, Lodging & Things to do

Discover Wisconsin's South Shore of Lake Superior

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Fall Color at Potato River Falls

See Wisconsin Lake Superior Fall Color Drives

If you are heading east from Duluth, Mn on US 53, the first stop on the Wisconsin portion of the Lake Superior Circle Tour Route is just over the bridge in Superior, Wisconsin. Waterfall enthusiasts will want to take a short side trip south of Superior to visit Pattison State Park, a Wisconsin state campground with hiking trails and the state's highest water fall. (Click here for directory to more campgrounds) Returing to Superior and US 53 and heading east, you'll intersect with Wisconsin highway 13, the preferred scenic route to the Bayfield Peninsula where several quaint villages are located along this route: Port Wing, Herbster, and Cornucopia, WI.

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Devil's Island Sea Caves

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Travel Map - Wisconsin South Shore

Click on the links in the above map for more info on interesting things to see and do along Wiscosnin's Lake Superior Shore

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Best Bayfield and Wisconsin Lake Superior Campgrounds

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Visiting Historic Madeline Island

Shortly after "Cornie" there are two mainland visitor attractions of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore: Meyers Beach, and Little Sand Bay. Eventually one reaches the Wisconsin crown jewel of the Lake Superior tour - the town of Bayfield with lots of things to see and do, and its sister village on nearby Madeline Island. We found the Apostle Island Cruise a worthwhile scenic attraction and an affordable way to see the islands.

Beyond Bayfield, Wisconsin the Lake Superior tour offers several interesting Wisconsin attractions to discover. Among them are: some great lakeside campgrounds in Washburn, the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center in Ashland, and the Bad River Lodge and Casino at Odanah along US highway 2. Travelers willing to make a little side trip detour south can find some worthwhile waterfalls and hiking opportunities at Morgan Falls/St. Peter's Dome, Copper Falls State Park, and Potato Falls. In the fall this is an especially worthwhile detour for scenic fall color. Returning to US highway 2 heading towards Hurley, take Wisconsin Highway 122 for a scenic drive along the lakeshore and see the impressive Superior Falls at the Wisconsin-Upper Peninsula border - best viewed from the Michigan side.

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Cornucopia Harbor Gift Shops
The Village of Cornucopia has some cute shops, an attractive beach, and offers tours of the Apostle Islands by boat or kayak.

Wisconsin Superior Travel
Lake Superior South Shore Directory

Amnicon Falls State Park
Apostle Islands National Park

Apostle Islands Cruise
Apostle Islands Raspberry Lighthouse
Apostle Island Sea Caves
Meyers Beach - Apostle Islands
Madeline Island
Ashland Wisconsin
 Ashland on July 4th
 Ashland Mural Walk
Ashland-Bayfield Fall Color Tours
Ashland Restaurant Reviews

Bayfield, Wi
Bayfield in Bloom

Bayfield Orchards
Bayfield Wisconsin Ice Caves
Bayfield Visitor Attractions
More Bayfield Scenic Photos
Bayfield Apple Festival
Bayfield 50th Apple Festival
The Bayfield Iron Bridge
 Hiking & Nature Trail

Bayfield Big Top Chautauqua
Bayfield Mt. Ashwabay Ski Area
Big Bay State Park - Madeline Island
Big Bay Town Campground
Campgrounds Bayfield Wi
Cornucopia Wi
Copper Falls State Park
Potato Falls
Saxon Harbor Campground
Superior Wi
Washburn Wi
Wisconsin Waterfalls Page:
Manitou Falls (big and little)
Amnicon Falls, Copper Falls
Morgan Falls, Potato Falls
Superior Falls, Saxon Falls

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Activities & Events Calendars
Wisconsin Lake Superior South Shore Communities


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Site & Travel Directory
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Wisconsin Lake Superior Golf Courses
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Take a Cruise Around the Apostles Islands
One of the easiest ways to see the Apostle Islands is to take
an Apostle Islands Tour Cruise
Also see - keyword search Wisconsin or whatever is your specific place of interest for recent updates on interesting things to see and do in Wisconsin Villages along Lake Superior

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Camping on the Bayfield Peninsula

While camping at Washburn's Memorial Park, looking out our tent door over Chequamegon Bay, we caught a spectacular moonrise one night, followed by an equally impressive sunrise the next morning. > > >

   More Info on Camping in Bayfield-Ashland Counties

Here's some more pages with camping, hiking, and things to do in the Chequemagon Bay, Apostle Islands, and the Bayfield Peninsula area:

> > Bayfield Wisconsin
> > Ashland Wisconsin
> > Apostle Islands National Park
> > Madeline Island, Apostle Islands

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View of Madeline Island from Bayfield, Wisconsin.


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Waterfalls, Scenic Hiking,
Camping at Copper Falls State Park

Lake Superior Wisconsin Camping, Campground & RV Links

  • Bayfield and Ashland Area Camping
    Our Recommendations of nice campgrounds, many with views of Lake Superior
  • Pattison State Park
    State's highest waterfall, nature center, 9 miles of hiking trails, 59 campsites, RV (18 electric hookups & dump station) and tent camping (showers and flush toilets in summer)
  • Amincon Falls State Park
    Waterfalls, hiking, picnic area, tent camping . Camp sites mostly rustic, but well spaced and layed out.
  • Copper Falls State Park
    Great hiking trails, pretty waterfalls, nice picnic areas, swimming beaches, and full service campground.
  • Brule River State Forest
    Rustic tent camping, canoe camping, trout fishing.
  • Herbster Clover Township Campground
    On Lake Superior, for RVs and tents. Lake views, with some great tent sites right on the beach. Some electric sites. Dump station.
  • Saxon Harbor Campground
    On Lake Superior, 15 miles west of Ironwood, Michigan. 32 Campsites: 27 with electric hookups for RVs and 5 primitive campsites for tents. Large harbor boating, picnic area and beach.

Main Camping Directory - Lake Superior Circle Tour

More Lake Superior Sunsets

Along highway 13, near the western end of the Bayfield Peninsula, is Wisconsin's most northern town - Cornucopia, Wisconsin. It offers charming artisan shops, fish markets, charter fishing, beach walking and . . . beautiful sunsets > > >

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A few more photos taken on the Cornie Beach

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Joanne's Scandinavian Christmas

Bayfield Holiday Events & Activities

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Duluth Holiday Events and Fun.

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Winter - Sault Ste Marie.

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

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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

Shovel Point

Lake Superior Travel Directories

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Grandpa Tony's madeline island
Things to see and do on Madeline Island

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Copper Falls State Park is near Mellen, Wisconsin.

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Ashland Mural Walk is an interesting attraction in nearby Ashland, Wisconsin.

Superior Wisconsin Brew Pubs Pizza
Fun things to see and do including great Burger & Pizza Bars in Superior Wisconsin

lake superior dragon boat festival Lake Superior Dragon Boat Festival is one of the top midwest dragonboat race and festivals.

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Scenic Fall Color Drives in Ashland Area


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

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.

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Duluth's amazing Bentleyville Duluth Christmas Lights Village.

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

Best Wisconsin Lake Superior Agate Beaches

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

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Copper Falls State Park
is near Mellen, Wisconsin.

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

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The Sea Caves of the Apostle Islands National Park are a major attraction.

Apple Hill Farm
Bayfield Orchards - Fall Festival Time.

Amnicon Falls Upper Falls
Wisconsin Lake Superior Fall Color Drives

Golf Courses Around Lake Superior
See our
Reviews of Best Wisconsin golf courses on Lake Superior.