Experience Bayfield

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 ~


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.


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.


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