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Ashland

Lake Superior's Hometown

The City of Ashland, Wisconsin sits nestled along the northwestern shoreline of Lake Superior – and is known as “Lake Superior’s Hometown.” Ashland is a beautiful, close-knit community with an excellent variety of lodging, dining, recreation and attraction options – whether you are a resident or a visitor. Like the giant ore dock reaching into Lake Superior – one of the largest concrete structures on earth. From natural wonders to unusual spectacles, this community is a one-of-kind place with lots of one-of-a-kind attractions.

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The Ashland Murals are a collection of seven murals painted by Kelly Meredith and Susan Prentice Martinsen between 1998 and 2005, depicting historical scenes from Ashland, Wisconsin. The murals include scenes of lighthouse keepers, lumberjacks, early grocers and pioneers who settled the region during the booming ore trade. One of the most amazing murals stretches half a city block and portrays sailors, soldiers, airmen and marines from different eras.

Shopping in Ashland is an adventure—no visit would be complete without visiting the community’s unique shops, galleries and specialty stores. You’ll find everything from local delicacies and gourmet delights, to outdoor gear, clothing and jewelry. There are a variety of dining options; you’re likely to find Artisan-baked bread and handmade German chocolates. Grab a quick bite or savor a candlelit diner on the shores of the Chequamegon Bay. Enjoy Ashland’s family-owned establishments for home-cooked specialties, or sip a craft-brewed masterpiece with your meal.

There’s always something happening in Ashland, no matter what the season. Bike tours, running races and even inline skate races – Ashland has lots of great ways to enjoy the outdoors. Or cruises to the scenic Apostle Islands. And don’t miss the annual Ashland Bay Days in July and the Blues & Brew Fest in October. With such a spectacular variety of Lake Superior vistas and pristine woodlands, the Ashland area has much to offer.

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