Experience Bayfield, Wisconsin

Our comfortable, year-round cabin rentals are perfect for exploring the Bayfield Area, Lake Superior and the Apostle Islands. From traditional summer family vacations to romantic winter getaways, our cottages with jacuzzi tubs, kitchens, fireplaces, A/C and internet are ideal for visitors to the Bayfield Peninsula!

Of course, the best sources of information for “What to do in Bayfield” are the Bayfield Chamber of Commerce and Madeline Island Chamber of Commercebut here are some popular ideas to get you started ~

Events

Bayfield, Wisconsin hosts a variety of events for all seasons including Apostle Islands Sled Dog RaceBook Across the BayBike Across the Bay Fat Bike RaceBayfield Winter FestivalBayfield In BloomBayfield Apple Festival, a celebration of apples and all things Autumn in Bayfield, the Festival of the ArtsSailboat Races, Fourth of July, Red Cliff Traditional Pow-Wow, Blues Fest, Apostle Islands Lighthouse Celebration, Christmas weekends …
Visit the Bayfield Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Bureau for the full calendar of events and details.

Apostle Islands & Madeline Island

Take a boat tour of the Apostle Island National Lakeshore with Apostle Islands Cruises and enjoy the breathtaking scenery, the sea caves, and the historic lighthouses. Ride the Madeline Island Ferry for a day at the beach and Madeline Island exploration. Or, when they are accessible, hike out to the frozen Ice Caves in the winter.

More Outdoor Fun

Explore and experience the great outdoors as you hike, bike, downhill or XC ski, snowshoe, kayak, fish, hit the beaches, pick fruit, and visit some of Wisconsin’s most spectacular waterfalls around the south shores of Lake Superior. Tour the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore with the Apostle Islands Cruises. Take the ferry to Madeline Island for more adventures. There are so many ways to enjoy the Bayfield experience!
Be sure to visit Bayfield Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Bureau for even more fun ideas.

Big Top Chautauqua

Bayfield’s famous tent show, Big Top Chautauqua, provides top national, touring, and local musical talent at the base of Mt. Ashwabay overlooking the Big Lake. Spend the evening enjoying fabulous music and Big Top foods, snacks, and beverages ~ a great way to wrap up an exciting day in the Bayfield area. Visit Big Top Chautauqua for this year’s show schedule.

Golf

Our Bayfield golf course is located at the tip of Northern Wisconsin’s Bayfield Peninsula overlooking beautiful Lake Superior. Challenge your golf skills while enjoying the spectacular views of Lake Superior from 13 of the 18 holes. Visit Apostle Highlands Golf Course.

ATV / UTV

Ride from Woodside Cottages of Bayfield!

Enjoy the incredible scenery in Bayfield County, “Home of Wisconsin’s National Treasures.” Over 180 miles of ATV trails (PLUS hundreds of miles of Forest Roads) provide year ’round fun with frequent opportunities to stop at scenic vistas and great restaurants. Our trails are maintained by dedicated volunteers from area clubs in cooperation with the County Forestry & Parks Dept. and the USDA Forest Service.

Many designated ATV trails and all road routes in Bayfield County are also open to registered UTVs. Trails and roads under National Forest jurisdiction are open to UTVs 50 inches wide or less.

MAPS

ATV/UTV maps (PDF) are available at area businesses and at locations that distribute visitor information.

https://www.bayfieldcounty.org/778/Trail-Conditions

Plan ahead for ATV Registrations and Trail Passes 

WI Residents – Your ATV/UTV must be registered in Wisconsin; a Trail Pass is NOT required.

Visitors – Your ATV/UTV must be registered somewhere; a Non-resident Trail Pass IS required.

Go to Go Wild Wisconsin.

John Dee Area Conditions for Bayfield/Valhalla

ATV Lodging Bayfield WI

Snowmobile

Ride the hundreds of miles of state and forest trails, all in our vast wilderness away from the crowds.
Please note:  Woodside Cottages are not located on the trail system so snowmobiles must be transported to designated trail sites.

Additional Bayfield Area Snowmobile Trail Info
Bayfield County Trails info

Area Snowmobile Trail Conditions

John Dee Area Conditions for Bayfield/Valhalla

Winter Lodging Bayfield
Enjoy an exhilarating day on the snowy trails around Bayfield, Wisconsin and return to one of our cozy, romantic cabins with Jacuzzi tubs & fireplace!