South Shore

Nestled along the south shore of Lake Superior, the historic communities of Cornucopia, Herbster and Port Wing offer beautiful beaches and quaint shops along with plenty of small town charm

Take a step back in time and explore the fishing villages of Lake Superior’s south shore.

From Bayfield, follow US Highway 13, the Wisconsin Lake Superior Scenic Byway, 21 miles north, as it makes its way along the Bayfield Peninsula until you come upon Cornucopia, Wisconsin’s northernmost town and the western gateway to the Apostle Islands. This  community has an historic harbor that provides a safe port for commercial fishing vessels and pleasure craft alike.

Continue on for 8 miles until you reach Herbster, with its popular campground, right on the shore of Lake Superior. Nearby is the pristine Bark Bay Slough State Natural Area, where you can canoe and kayak amongst rare species of flora and fauna.

The final stop is Port Wing, another 8 miles further and named for one of Bayfield’s prominent early residents, Col. Isaac Wing. This community has two historic churches and a restored saloon, each of which have been converted into art galleries.