Bayfield Travel Guide

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Bayfield Things to Do

  • Great bookstore

    Visiting Bayfield? A real "must" while you are there is to visit WHAT GOES ROUND, the local bookstore. Wonderful inventory of predominantly used books on regional history, local lore, metaphysics, Nature, the Classics, art and architecture, wellness, cooking, mysteries, Westerns, poetry, children's lit, and more. Lovely back terrace for summer...

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  • Aposlte Islands National Lakeshore...

    This facility is operated by the National Park Service, and features a full explanation of the history, geology, and environment of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshire. Good place to find maps, guides, and information about ferry service and tourist cruises to and from the various islands.They also have a small theater which shows a documentary...

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  • The Bayfield Winery

    The Bayfield Winery makes their own hard ciders, wine and meads from local grown fruit. They offer wine tasting, which is fun! The pear wine is a local favorite and seasonal. It typically runs out in the first week it is released, so stalk up for the winter.

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Bayfield Hotels

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  • Seagull Bay Motel

    325 S. Seventh Street, Bayfield, Wisconsin, United States

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Pinehurst Inn

    83645 State Hwy 13, Rt. 1 Box 222, Bayfield, Wisconsin, 54814, United States

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Old Rittenhouse Inn

    301 Rittenhouse Ave., Bayfield, Wisconsin, 54814, United States

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

Bayfield Restaurants

  • Good plain food

    This restaurant has "Sports Bar" in its name, but has decent food. Restaurant is big open room with a small, but VeryGood salad bar. Service was excellent & friendly. I would definitely go back if in the area again. Our bill for the 2 of us was $26.xx so reasonable for a tourist town. German potato salad on the salad bar was super. Both of us had...

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  • Not what you'd expect from the hype

    Appears to be a local bar (also bed & breakfast) that is trying to be an upscale restaurant. Waitresses were "bar girls" & lounged ON the bar. Extra place settings were never removed from our table. Floor was dirty. Food was overpriced for what it was. Not a place I would go back! Couple at table next to ours was having the "fish boil" & had to...

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  • Philadelphia Story

    Fine Quality upscale dining in an elegant setting. Victorian ambience, contemporary food - I ordered lamb prepared in a wine glaze that was probably the best I've ever had. Crisp fresh salads and well-made desserts, a small but choice wine list. My friends say that this is probably the best place to eat in Bayfield itself, though there are more...

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  • Coffee in a Garden

    Double latte with an almond biscotti, if you please. I'll sit on the porch and hope that the bees stay away.

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  • Eggs-cellent Breakfast & Brunch Place

    Very high quality breakfast and brunch place, operated as part of the "Mary Rice" empire of Bayfield eateries. Long waits on summer weekends, but it's worth it.

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  • Well-made cappuccinos

    Stop in the Blue Horizon cafe to get a good feel for the flavor of Bayfield. This is place frequented by lots of Minnesotans, and coffee here is strong and perky in the Scandinavian manner. Breakfast served here too.

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Bayfield Nightlife

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    subtle it isn't, but the margaritas are good

    by yooperprof Written Jun 2, 2006

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    Pink flamingos are in the air at Maggies, a vulgarly cheerful tavern in central Bayfield. There's a restaurant here too, but I've stuck to the bar. Good generous pours and pretty inexpensive.

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Bayfield Transportation

  • On the dock in Bayfield

    While you wait for the next ferry at the Bayfield dock, you can get out of your vehicle and stretch your legs. There's a gift shop, concessions, and restooms.

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  • The Madeline Island Ferry

    Regular ferry service - every half-hour in the summertime - between Bayfield and Madeline Island. The ferries have room for about 25 or so vehicles, and make the passage to La Pointe (on the island) in about 20 minutes. They continue to run in the fall and into the early winter as long as possible - until the lake freezes over. In the middle of...

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  • Bayfield Hotels

    8 Hotels in Bayfield

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Bayfield Shopping

  • For the Swede in All of Us

    Costa Boda glassware, fine Swedish linens, lingonberries and trolls: you'll find all of that and more Scandinaviana here at the corner of 3rd Street and Rittenhouse.

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  • Warehouse of Art

    Another place in Bayfield with an interesting assortment of local arts and crafts, and an wide assoirtment of crafty gifts from all over the world.

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  • Ceramics and More

    I picked up some nice pots here. There are some people in the area who really know how to "throw"! The Bates Barn also has painting, jewelry, and fibre works, all artfully arranged. Friendly.

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Bayfield Tourist Traps

  • The Apple Festival

    The apple festival is a huge fall festival in Bayfield. In 2006 my husband and I traveled from Duluth to check it out and were disappointed in the festival itself. I was imagining fresh apples, homemade goodies, local music and crafts. Instead most of the food available was fried, crafts were from another country, music was loud and the entire...

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  • Zeeto Schooner

    OK - it sounds like a blast - take a 2 hour tour of the Apostle Islands on a Schooner (big sail boat). For us, it was INCREDIBLY boring. The first 10 minutes - fun. The last 1 hour 50 minutes, back-and-forth-back-and-forth. Yawn. At least dress warmly - it's always way colder on the water than in town. Go fishing or kayaking (but you have to take...

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Bayfield Sports & Outdoors

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    with a hey-ho, a sailing we go

    by yooperprof Written Sep 3, 2004

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    Sailing is a big-time sport in Bayfield. The nearby Apostle Islands - all twenty-two of them (or is it twenty-three?) make sailing on this stretch of Lake Superior shoreline challenging and rewarding. Bayfield sailboats come in all sizes - some big, some small.

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Bayfield Favorites

  • Christ Episcopal Church

    The Highest of High Church Anglicanism prevails here. The priest entones the Eucharist in plainchant, sweet incense wafts through the air, and dozens of Orthodox icons decorate the nave.Be sure to stay for sherry served after the Mass!

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  • Holy Family Catholic Church

    On the hillside overlooking the bay, Holy Family Catholic Church has a simple grace that far outshines many grand basilicas.

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  • Get out on the water! Whether...

    Get out on the water! Whether for a day or a week there is a trip to fit your abilities and desires. All of the true beauty if off shore on the islands that make up the chain. Lighthouses! Having dinner downtown after 3 days of wet kayaking.

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