As much as we relish the summer months, fall is also an excellent time for a Wisconsin getaway. As the warm temperatures start to fade, so do the number of tourists, making it an ideal time to visit for those hoping to avert large gatherings. Furthermore, the fresh autumn air, manipulated by the persistent breeze of Lake Superior, lends itself to a multitude of outdoor activities that seem to be more enjoyable in this comfortable climate. Additionally, the surrounding hardwood forests will begin to display a stunning array of reds, oranges, and yellows throughout the land, helping the nearby landmarks and attractions take on a new personality, thus providing an ideal setting for photography, day-trips, and sightseeing. Today, we’d like to share some ideas on what to do while staying in Bayfield, WI.
Wisconsin Getaways to Lake Superior’s South Shore
Arguably the most captivating aspect of a Wisconsin getaway in fall is the outstanding color patterns created by the transforming leaves. One of the best ways to experience this remarkable phenomenon is to go kayaking or canoeing in Lake Superior. Before heading out, we recommend checking out the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center website for further details on the region’s history and unique characteristics. After your float, head into Bayfield, WI, for some java from Wonder State Coffee, followed by a quick snack or lunch from Manypenny Bistro before some light retail therapy.
More Things to Do near Bayfield, WI
With so many places to visit in our area, it may be easiest to provide a list. Here are some of the must-see attractions and experiences found in our neck of the woods:
- Madeline Island is a hidden gem with miles of sandy beaches, hiking trails, and dynamic history. Home to Big Bay State Park, Madeline is the largest of 22 islands. The town of La Pointe is the only official community and is a charming complement to the otherwise remote locale. Before heading out, be sure to check the Madeline Island Ferry schedule to better plan your trip.
- The Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest is home to over 1.5 million acres of unspoiled Northwoods elegance. This federally protected land has provided patrons with countless outdoor recreation opportunities for nearly 100 years.
- For those yearning for an urban escape from the quaint towns surrounding the Chequamegon Bay, we recommend a day trip to Duluth, MN. You can take a Superior Street shopping tour, grab a bite, watch the ships at Canal Park, and check out some of the best breweries in Minnesota.
The Best Lake Superior Lodging in Bayfield, WI
Old Rittenhouse is Bayfield, WI’s premier bed and breakfast and offers elegant accommodations for anyone looking for a Northwoods retreat. Whether you are an engaged couple looking for a place to have your wedding, a secluded elopement, or a simple romantic getaway, our inviting atmosphere will ensure you get all the relaxation you deserve while exploring Lake Superior’s south shore. For more information or to book your stay, please contact us online or call 715-779-5111.