Trip Advisor

Spring/Summer Activities

Sunset - Apostle Islands - Sailing - Madeline Island Ferry - Biking

Golf Bayfield Harbor Around the Islands race Beaches Sand Island Lighthouse The Island Princess Kayaking Fishing Arts Madeline Island

Spring/Summer Excitement

Golf

Golfing opportunities abound. The Apostle Highlands Golf Course is about one mile from the Inn. Or try the Madeline Island Golf Club (715.747.3212).

Sailing

Charter a sailboat for the day or the week, bareboat or captained. Over 60 boats are available for charter out of Bayfield.

Around the Islands race week is a big event usually scheduled in July.

www.superiorcharters.com
www.apostleisland.com

Camping

Enjoy crystal clear water and quiet beaches on Chequamegon Bay and Lake Superior. State Parks are available on Madeline Island and north of Bayfield. Dalrymple Campground (715.779.5712) is owned and operated by the city of Bayfield; Apostle Island Area Campground (715.779.5524) is 1/2 mile south of Bayfield; Buffalo Bay Campground and Marina (715.779.3743) is just north of Bayfield. Big Bay State Park is on Madeline Island (888.947.2757).

Lighthouses

The Island Princess provides scenic narrated cruises of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore: named one of the best tours in Wisconsin! Evening cruises, lighthouse cruises and tours are available. Reservations recommended (715.779.3925).
www.apostleisland.com

Kayaking

Sea kayaking instruction, guided half-or full-day trips. Custom trips available.
www.livingadventure.com
www.trek-trail.com

Adventure Vacations Gear Shop & Boat Charters: Adventure tours of the Islands - kayak into sea caves, snorkel over shipwrecks, visit historic lighthouses, hike the island trails and sites. We’ll tailor a tour customized for you!
www.Adv-Vac.com

Fishing Charters

Charter fishing and guide services are available for Lake Superior or the inland lakes. Come catch some of our famous Lake Superior trout and whitefish!

Hudson's On the Spot Guide Service

Nourse's Sport Fishing, 715.779.3257

Fish for walleye, lake trout, northern pike, smallmouth bass, salmon, perch in Chequamegon Bay. Rich Mihalek, [email protected], 715.682.9005

Arts

Bayfield is a community dedicated to its many artists of pottery, watercolors, textiles, sculpture, jewelry, woodcarving, and music.

www.austinmillerstudio.com

Eckels Pottery 715.779.5617

Stones Throw 715.779.5200

Water Music Jewelry and Arts 715.779.5262

Activities

Adventure Vacations Gear Shop & Boat Charters: Adventure tours of the Islands - kayak into sea caves, snorkel over shipwrecks, visit historic lighthouses, hike the island trails and sites. We’ll tailor a tour customized for you!
www.Adv-Vac.com

Bayfield Heritage Association Museum. Explore the Bayfield area’s fascinating history, with displays of photographs, vehicles, and so much more. 715.779.5958. www.bayfieldheritage.org

Bayfield Maritime Museum. Presenting 150 years of Bayfield's maritime heritage: commercial fishing, boatbuilding traditions, lighthouses, marine equipment, boats, shipwrecks and much more!

Bayfield Recreation Center. Indoor swimming and activities. 715.779.5408. www.bayfieldreccenter.com

Madeline Island. The largest of the twenty-two Apostle Islands, Madeline Island has flown the flags of three nations. Originally occupied by the Ojibway and other native peoples, Europeans first settled here about 400 years ago, and there are many sites of historical interest on the island. www.madelineisland.com

Big Top Chautaqua is not to be missed! The 800 seat all-canvas tent theater presents over 70 nights of national and regional acts and original historical musicals. www.bigtop.org

Madeline Island car and passenger ferries are the vital connection between La Pointe, Madeline Island, and Bayfield. The 20 minute trips are run every half hour during the summer. www.madferry.com

Biking and hiking trails are available for all ages and skills in Bayfield/Mt. Valhalla/Madeline Island.

Madeline Island Bus Tours. Two-hour narrated Madeline Island tours, including historic sights and 30 minute stop at Big Bay State Park. www.madferry.com

Farmer’s Market. Located on the corner of 3rd and Manypenny Streets, Saturdays mid-June to mid-October. Featuring locally-grown flowers, vegetables, fruits, herbs, mushrooms, apple cider, jams, jellies, and handcrafted items.

Isle Vista Casino, 800.226.8478.

Orchards & Winerys

Erickson Orchard and Country Store, 715.779.5438. Fresh strawberries and apples in season. Homemade jams, jellies, gifts, bakery, and WI products.

Bayfield Winery, Ltd. Come and sample local wines, homemade jams and jellies while enjoying the view of Lake Superior and the Apostle Islands from over 600 feet above the lake level. www.bayfieldwine.com