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Ashland and Bayfield County Tourism, Wisconsin

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Resplendent in beauty and charm, Ashland & Bayfield County offer the green and blue wild edge of two national treasures––Lake Superior's Apostle Islands National Lakeshore and the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest. Dubbed Nature's Favorite Playground, we provide an amazing landscape for all seasons of recreational activities and beautiful views. From romantic getaways and family vacations to group retreats and conventions, you're welcome here any time. In fact, your getaway is your arrival to Ashland & Bayfield County.

Some of our finest pleasures in Ashland & Bayfield County are the simplest. Walk through one of our towns or cities and get to know the local people. Come for our great events––some are world class, browse our unique shops and galleries, try some entertainment under the Big Top, or just enjoy the great outdoors. A visit to the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center will provide personal service for visitor information and trip planning while visiting Ashland & Bayfield County. Your most difficult task will be finding enough time to see and do all Ashland & Bayfield County has to offer. Nature’s favorite playground will leave you rested, relaxed and refreshed.

Four Seasons of Adventure and Scenic Beauty
Visit Ashland & Bayfield County and enjoy the budding colors and scents of spring, the golden days of summer, the blazing glory of autumn, or the white magic when the snow flies.

Come in spring for kayaking on the lake’s and rivers, viewing the spring birding migration and breeding season, stream trout fishing or the incredible lupines blooming along the roadsides.

Summer means boating, hiking, biking or motorcycle touring. It’s time for lakes, beaches, islands, wildlife, blueberries, and festivals. You can rough it at a campground or be pampered at a luxurious resort—or choose your favorite accommodations anywhere in between, and come prepared to eat well.

And then it's autumn––crisp air, crunchy apples, fresh-pressed cider, and spectacular foliage. Always a great time to enjoy our fall festivals celebrating rural life, stop at an antique shop, or simply enjoy a drive through the countryside while the magnificent scene erupts into a riot of color before your eyes. Go for the gold.

Fun in the snow! Winter means lots of snow sports. Blessed with some of the best cross country trails in the country, we attract world class skiers from all over the world. Snowshoeing in our vast county and national forests provides ample opportunity to explore. Enjoy long scenic rides on our magnificent network (over 800 miles) of super-groomed snowmobile trails. Check out the dogsled trips that range from a one-hour ride to full-week mushing.


Visit the Ashland & Bayfield County web site.


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