FYOB - 'fill your own bottle' with clear, clean, fresh artesian water 24 hours a day!
Public artesian wells are located at:
-Maslowski Beach, on west U.S. Hwy. 2
-Prentice Park, just off Turner Road, on the west side of Ashland
-Freehands Lakeside Restaurant, 2521 West Lake Shore Dr
Ashland Mural Walk
Numerous beautiful public murals depicting actual people, places, and events from Ashland County’s rich history. From Butternut in southern Ashland County to Madeline Island in northern Ashland County. Ashland County has become a public art destination that is not weather-dependent. Our vibrant murals can be seen 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year!
Sightseeing, Hiking, Attractions
The Apostle Islands National Lakeshore consists of 21 of the 22 Apostle Islands plus a 12-mile strip of mainland shore line, and 18 of these islands are in Ashland County.
Bayfield’s location near Lake Superior and the Apostle Islands creates a unique micro-climate, which allows fruits and berries to flourish on the land surrounding the city.
Hiking, Sightseeing, Attractions
The mainland ice caves have developed quite a reputation over the years as a "bucket list" winter activity.
Visiting the caves in winter requires at least a 2 mile hike (round trip) on the ice of Lake Superior.
Bayfield Maritime Museum
The Bayfield Maritime Museum preserves, interprets, and presents artifacts that portray the dynamic nautical history of Bayfield and the Apostle Islands in Lake Superior.
Waterfall, Sightseeing, Hiking
This is one of the most impressive waterfalls in all of Wisconsin. The waterfall is large, easy to find and provides all sorts of opportunities for exploration. There is also a nearby upper falls that is equally as impressive.
Long Island Lighthouses
Long Island - Ashland, WI
Distant views of the Chequamegon Point and New LaPointe towers can be seen from a variety of locations on Madeline Island and along State High 13 on the mainland.
St. Peter's Dome & Morgan Falls
Here are two popular trails - one leading to the 70-foot high Morgan Falls and the other to a scenic overlook at the top of St. Peter's Dome.
Mellen Country Club
The Mellen Country Club is open to the public. They offer a challenging par 36, nine hole course, as well as a full service bar and menu.
Wildwood Haven Resort and Campground
Hiking, Boating, Camping, Rentals
Small campground on Long Lake. Day use for boat launch or swimming in the 111 acre spring fed lake. Row boat, kayak, paddle boat rentals. Small camp store with camp goods and North woods souvenirs. Campsites, RV W/E sites and cabins available for rent.
A very scenic waterfall, and easy to get to. Located in Copper Falls State Park. There are many other waterfalls in the area, including two others in the park.
Copper Falls State Park
Spectacular waterfalls make Copper Falls State Park one of Wisconsin's most scenic parks. Log buildings built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s add to the park's charm. The park offers camping, hiking, bicycling, picnicking, fishing and swimming opportunities in Loon Lake. The 1.7-mile Doughboy's Nature Trail, along the Bad River, is one of the best hikes in Wisconsin.
Dog friendly - ONLY ON SPECIFIC TRAILS
Penokee Mountain Trail & Overlook
Loop trails for easy walking, trailhead shares the same parking lot as the Penokee Mt. Overlook.
It's a small, self-guided, one-room, museum in downtown Mellen. It's worth a stop and it's great for a rainy day, if you're interested in the town's history. It tells the story of local residents, the industry that came and went and it gives you a good understating of what life was like in the North woods 100 years ago. Plan for about 30 minutes -1 hour.
Big Top Chautauqua
Mt. Ashwabay, WI
Big Top Chautauqua is Wisconsin’s most unique entertainment venue – a 900-seat, state-of-the-art, theater located at the base of Mt. Ashwabay, just south of Bayfield, off Highway 13. Big Top offers musical and performing art shows June-September, a summer Free Family series, an educational bluegrass day camp for kids and more!
Waterfall, Sightseeing, Hiking
This is the best single waterfall in the Western U.P, and the second best waterfall in Michigan.
South Shore Brewery
An event venue and Taphouse with ten choices of flagship, specialty. seasonal beers and ever so often experimental beverages.