Located on the shore of Lake Superior and gateway to the 22 Apostle Islands, Bayfield is the place to be for visitors who want to explore the natural beauty of the region, experience arts and culture, and indulge in the bounty of local fruits and berries.
Many people have a different idea of what relaxation means. For some, relaxation means setting off on a kayaking adventure to explore the famous Apostle Islands sea caves. For others, relaxation is wandering out into a sunny field to pick fresh berries or apples. And still others think relaxation means simply sitting beside the soothing waves of Lake Superior and enjoying the view while reading a good book.
Lake Superior offers world-class freshwater sailing, fishing, scuba diving and swimming. Or you can simply enjoy the scenic views of the Lake by taking the ferry across to nearby Madeline Island. During the summer months, don’t miss the chance to go on a tour of the historic Raspberry Island Lighthouse. When the snow flies, you can also set to explore the pristine natural landscape while snowshoeing, cross country skiing, snowmobiling or even going on a dog sledding adventure. For those that enjoy golfing, biking, or hiking, you’ll find a nationally recognized golf course just south of Bayfield affording fantastic views of Lake Superior, plus miles of open road and well-marked biking and hiking trails.
Enjoy the shopping scene? Browse for handcrafted jewelry and art, unique wearables and other items at our several inviting galleries, boutiques and other stores. When night falls, you’ll also find several intriguing entertainment options, including live music at Big Top Chautauqua, local theater productions and even a brand new casino resort.
Escape from the world for a while. Reconnect with nature - and each other. Enjoy the local culture at the shops, museums and eateries. This is Wisconsin’s wild place - a destination you’ll never forget!