Via kayak or cruise, motorboat or sailboat, experience the expansive, breathtaking Lake Superior and the Apostle Islands. Bayfield is the gateway to the Apostle Islands—all 22 of them—and the National Lakeshore that includes 12 miles of mainland wilderness. The Apostle Islands offer a combination of some of the country’s best recreational boating and kayaking, with endless potential for discovery among the sea caves, trails, sandstone cliffs, and miles of beaches. In addition to the natural beauty, it is home to the nation’s largest and most complete collection of historic lighthouses.


Groups can enjoy live entertainment at Big Top Chautauqua, whether it’s with an international headliner or experiencing regional talent. Throughout the summer, “Concerts by the Lake” are held two days a week. Immerse your group in a relaxing tour of the Bayfield Maritime Museum, the Madeline Island Museum, or the Bayfield Heritage Center.


With something for all tastes, have your group visit the microbrewery Adventure Club Brewing or enjoy artisanal beverages at Copper Crow Distillery. For viewing and eating pleasure, visit the Fruit Loop for orchards and berry farms in what has been called the “Berry Capital of Wisconsin.” Take a stroll through the beautiful farms or pick your own fresh delicacies.


During the summer months, group members who like to be on two wheels can experience Lake Superior from a bicycle, riding through Big Bay State Park and Big Bay Town Park, or catch a lift on the Madeline Island Ferry Line. From December to March, glide about 25 miles of groomed Nordic trails, Alpine runs, fat biking trails, snowshoeing, and hiking paths.


Bayfield Chamber & Visitor Bureau


Main Image: Bayfield Harbor, Bayfield, Wisconsin; Credit: Bayfield Chamber & Visitor Bureau