The Best 3-Day Getaway Ideas in Bayfield Wisconsin
Where is Bayfield Wisconsin Located?
Bayfield is a city in Bayfield County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 487 at the 2010 census. This makes it the city with the smallest population in the state of Wisconsin. Wikipedia
Bayfield is considered the gateway to the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, located on Highway 13 and centrally located in the Chequamegon Bay. The Chicago Tribune awarded Bayfield Wisconsin the 'Best Little Town in the Midwest', and the Smithsonian Magazine named Bayfield Wisconsin one of 'Americas Best Small Towns.' Home to the Bayfield Apple Festival which brings in 50,000+ visitors over the course of three days in celebration of the apple. USA Today touted the Bayfield Apple Festival as one of the 'Top 10 Best Fall Harvest Festival' in the United States.
Located just 464 miles away from Chicago Illinois, 370 miles away from Milwaukee Wisconsin, 324 miles from Madison Wisconsin, 210 miles from Minneapolis Minnesota, and 185 miles from Wausau Wisconsin. All locations are no more than 6-7 hours away.
Day 1: Getting Settled InYour first few minutes in Bayfield Wisconsin may very well be your arrival. Let's find you a couple of places to stay for the night so you can rest up, and get prepared for your very first full day in Bayfield Wisconsin.
You can choose from a variety of accommodations. If historic lodgings are your fancy, you are in for a treat. There are two historic properties located in Bayfield Wisconsin.
Now, if you're seeking more modern accommodations, you may be enticed to check out some of the affordable Lake Superior Condominium properties and Lake Superior Vacation Rentals. We would recommend some of our more modern properties.
Your travel to Bayfield likely had you working up somewhat of an appetite. Don't worry, we have some recommendations for you to take advantage of for dining. We'll walk you through the highest rated Bayfield Wisconsin Restaurants.
Day 2: Explore the Shore
Manypenny Bistro has the most reviewed and most requested breakfast in Bayfield Wisconsin. Try the Eggs Benedict, it comes highly recommended.
Apostle Islands Cruises
Schedule a tour with Apostle Islands Cruises. The pricing is affordable and offers a great 55 mile scenic cruise and you'll pass extraordinary natural scenery, beautiful historic Raspberry and Devils Island Lighthouses, standing rocks, extensive sea caves and marine wildlife. Learn the rich history of centuries of human interaction with Wisconsin's "Crown Jewels" on majestic Lake Superior. All cruises range from 2.5 to 3 hours in length. The starting times are 10:00am CST, and last until 12:30pm - 01:00pm.
We are recommending trying The Copper Trout, as the second highest rated restaurant in Bayfield Wisconsin. The Prosciutto is absolutely delicious and something to consider for lunch.
Tour Top Bayfield Wisconsin Orchards
We definitely are going to recommend Erickson Orchard. Erickson Orchard, in fact, started the Bayfield Apple Festival as a means of bringing people to the apples, versus delivering apples throughout the Midwest. Erickson Orchard has various picking seasons which include strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, and of course, apples. Other items to pick and harvest include squash, corn, cucumber, tomatoes, beans, gourds, and pumpkins. Don't forget to grab some pasteurized apple cider and Muriel's world famous apple cider donuts.
Explore the Shore