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Named one of the "The 23 Best Places to Go in the U.S. in 2023" by Conde Nast Traveler, Bayfield is the perfect getaway for those looking to experience the magic of Lake Superior. Known as the "Gateway to the Apostle Islands," there is no shortage of adventures to be had in what USA Today coined as one of the Best Coastal Small Towns in 2020. Among its other accolades, Bayfield is one of Wisconsin’s Smallest Cities and the Berry Capital of Wisconsin. The list goes on from there. Bayfield holds many distinctions, but underneath all the titles and accolades it is a strikingly beautiful small city on the shores of the Big Lake. Plan your adventure and see what Bayfield and the Apostle Islands have in store for you.

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For a small town, Bayfield sure is big on places to eat. From fine dining and haute cuisine to cozy…

Mainland Sea Caves

The mainland sea caves of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, which are the same caves that…


The Apostle Islands National Lakeshore is home to the largest and most complete collection of…

Boating & Sailing

Lake Superior provides a vast playground for sailors and you could be one of them! You are truly the…

Concerts By The Lake

Bayfield’s Concerts by the Lake take place every Tuesday and Thursday, starting on June 21…

Fall Color Report

Take a drive up Highway 13 which is now a National Scenic Byway to view changing of the seasons!

Art Escape

From painters, jewelers, potters, and sculptors to woodworkers and performers, Bayfield’s high-quality art scene is worth celebrating. Join us for the first-ever “Art Escape,” a nine-day celebration of all things art across Bayfield County…

Festival of the Arts

This juried fine arts show is held in Memorial Park on the scenic shores of Lake Superior in downtown Bayfield. Visitors will find a unique selection of pottery, painting, jewelry, sculpture, glassworks, wood carvings, photography, and…

Apple Festival

Take a ride around Bayfield’s Fruit Loop and peruse more than a dozen apple and berry orchards. Downtown Bayfield has more than 60 food and craft vendors. Enjoy live music venues at Memorial Park and Big Top Chautauqua’s Blue Canvas…

Hometown Holidays

Shop local in Downtown Bayfield for the holidays and enjoy a number of festivities celebrating the holiday season.

Bayfield in Bloom

Admire over 50,000 blooming daffodils, a vibran mosaic of roadside lupine & rolling orchards of apple blossoms bursting into rosy color during our month-long celebration of spring.

Concerts By the Lake

Every Tuesday and Thursday from June - September Join us at Memorial Park for a night of local music and entertainment.