Discover a wealth of fresh produce in the hills above downtown Bayfield. There are more than a dozen berry farms and orchards waiting for you to pick, eat, or sip a variety of apple products this fall.
Every orchard is unique, with its own niche. Some are known for their great shopping. Others host hard cider tastings or have great bakeries. They're all just a few miles from one another and a short drive from downtown Bayfield.
Getting to the Fruit Loop
Follow County Highway J just north and south of Bayfield. If you're in downtown Bayfield, take Washington Avenue up the hill away from the lake.
Build your Bayfield Apple Itinerary:
Pick: Great for families, couples, or anyone who loves fall. Spend the day in a beautiful orchard, hand-selecting the very best apples. Be sure to check the Berry Farm and Orchard Report to see what apples are available and which orchards. Pick your own apples at Apple Hill Orchard or Bayfield Apple Company. Enjoy pre-picked at North Wind Organic Farm, Rabideaux's, Hillcrest Orchards or Blue Vista Farm.
Eat: Which apple variety is your favorite? Bayfield orchardists grow more than 40 varieties of apples. Whether you like tart or sweet, you'll discover the best. Also, try a famous apple cider donut from Erickson Orchards and Country Store.
Cider: Get a fresh-pressed cider made from Bayfield apples. Our growers make their own right on-site. Be sure to try the hard-ciders too from Hauser's Apfelhaus Cidery or Bayfield Winery and Blue Ox Cider.
Hike: Don't forget a picnic lunch! Purchase some fresh-pressed cider from the orchard and use it to fuel your walk among the apple trees. Pick up cider at Sunset Valley Orchard.
Take Pictures: Make memories and capture them in the most beautiful fall settings. Use #Bayfieldwi to get your photos featured.
(Photo Credit: @roamschoolingadventures)
Known as the Berry Capital of Wisconsin, Bayfield proudly supports its local farmers and orchardists. Join us the first full weekend in October every year for Apple Festival.