Picnic in the Park: Bayfield County Summer Activities

View of family having a picnic in the park in Bayfield, WISpend your summer on the shores of Lake Superior with Old Rittenhouse Inn! Our Bayfield Bed and Breakfast is the perfect place to kick back and enjoy everything the summer season has to offer! Take a short walk to the waterfront and enjoy a picnic in the park, backdropped by the sounds of live music. Or make your way across the lake to Madeline Island, and discover even more charming picnic spots this summer!

Bayfield Parks

Before you head out to the park, you will need to pick up some treats for your picnic. Stop at the Old Rittenhouse Inn gift shop and purchase one of our locally-made jams or visit the Bayfield Farmers Market on Saturdays for even more local food options! Finally, if you are looking for some quick snacks, we recommend stopping at Andy’s IGA!

Bayfield Civic League Memorial Park

The Bayfield Civic League Memorial Park is just a five-minute walk away from the Inn! This park offers a beautiful vantage point of the bay and the perfect place to set up your picnic. 

Memorial Park hosts Concerts by the Lake every Tuesday and Thursday from June 20-August 31st. Concerts are free to the public and are hosted from 7-9 pm. You are welcome to bring blankets and lawn chairs to the event. Listen to live music in the park during a romantic picnic together! 

Marina Park

The Marina Park is best known as the gateway to the Apostle Islands, but there is also a small park here. The East Dock Park offers picnic shelters overlooking Lake Superior. 

More Parks near Bayfield WI

Washburn Parks

Make the 15-minute drive to Washburn for more parks and live music this summer! Memorial Park offers a quiet place to enjoy your picnic overlooking the bay. Discover more picnic areas at Thompson’s West End Park, just five minutes from Memorial Park. Live music is hosted throughout the summer, alternating between Wikdal and Legion Parks from 6-8 pm. 

Madeline Island Parks

Take the Madeline Island Ferry Line from Bayfield to Madeline Island this summer! Big Bay Town Park is a fantastic setting for a picnic overlooking Big Bay Lagoon, with picnic shelters throughout the park. Discover more picnic areas within Big Bay State Park, along Lake Superior. 

Plan a Wisconsin Summer Getaway in Bayfield

Plan your Bayfield summer getaway and enjoy free activities like picnics in the park, live music, and hiking. The Old Rittenhouse Inn offers the perfect Bayfield lodging just blocks from Lake Superior! When you are ready for a sit-down meal, The Landmark Restaurant offers the perfect setting to enjoy upscale American and French cuisine. Browse our luxury hotel rooms in Bayfield and book with us today!