Oh, Bayfield – Such a gem. I like to describe this little town as Cape Cod meets the Northwoods. You can find this city of 473 at the very most Northern tip of Wisconsin positioned along the shores of Lake Superior.
I made my way to Bayfield this past weekend to meet up with a couple of amazing creatives (do yourself a favor and go check out Lace and Brass Events and Chelsea Dobs) and set aside a winter day getaway full of wandering and exploring.
Summer in Bayfield is a time when this area really shines and shows it’s true colors. Bayfield boasts more apple orchards and wineries than you can count, the ability to boat and sail to your heart’s content, and kayak your way through the Apostle Island’s sea caves (definitely on my list of things to do). When you’ve finished exploring the mainland, grab yourself a ferry ticket. Do some hiking around the island then enjoy a cold drink (or two) and Bob Marley vibes at Tom’s Burned Down Cafe because YOU DESERVE IT and it’s amazing. All in all – summer in Bayfield is quite the experience . . .
But winter has a way of allowing you to see places in a different light. Bayfield is no different. The hustle and bustle of the busy season fades away, Lake Superior is still, and most tourists are replaced by locals. Here’s how to enjoy the slower season in this vibrant little town:
To be honest – I went into my day in Bayfield without an agenda. We filled it full with hot coffee, street-wandering, good laughs, and even better company. A winter day in Bayfield checked those boxes PERFECTLY. I hope you find your way there and can find yourself saying the same.
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You're nestled up by a fire at your family cabin, lakeside, with only the stars to accompany your sweet conversation over hot cocoa and Blue Moon.
Family, friends, and twinkle lights. Windblown hair. Hiking boots for adventurous photography. Cozy moments for just the two of you.
A dirty hem from dancing and making memories...
and smiles you just can't wipe off your faces.