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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. In 2023, Bayfield was voted among the 10 Best Coastal Small Towns and Best Midwestern Small Towns in 2023 by USA Today Top 10Best Readers' Choice. Bayfield is also Wisconsin’s Smallest City and the Berry Capital of Wisconsin. Underneath all the titles and accolades, Bayfield is a strikingly beautiful small city on the shores of Lake Superior. Plan your adventure and see what Bayfield and the Apostle Islands have in store for you.

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Bayfield In Bloom

Admire over 50,000 blooming daffodils, a vibrant mosaic of roadside lupine & rolling orchards of…

Mainland Sea Caves

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

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!


Shop Bayfield’s galleries or retail shops along historic Rittenhouse Avenue. You can still…


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

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.

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 second-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.