Bayfield County

For those who want to experience the water, Bayfield and Lake Superior offer the 22 Apostle Islands in a National Park setting that preserves the natural resources and history of the area. You can see the Apostle Islands up close by taking the Grand Cruise that leaves from the City Dock. Several of the islands have lighthouses. No trip to Bayfield can be called complete without a trip to the Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua. Most every night during the summer season, Big Top offers top rated international, regional, and local performers in a variety of shows.

If you bring your own boat or want to charter a boat, there are marinas and marina services in the area to provide accommodations and supplies, as well as mechanical work should she need repair. And if you want to experience or learn more about boating on Lake Superior there are charter services that provide boats and instruction. And bringing in a large lake trout or salmon can be a lot easier with one of the sport fishing charters in the area. Or hop the ferry and rent a bike to take in the island or walk through downtown to enjoy shopping, restaurants, museum and a golf course. Take your car for a trip to Big Bay State Park, a scuba diving trip to one of the many older ship wrecks located in the Apostles, or a take brisk swim in Lake Superior from one of the many fine sand beaches.

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