Summertime in Wisconsin
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Read on to see why summer in Wisconsin is the most wonderful time of the year.
Wisconsin is so much more than enthusiastic Packer fans, tasty bratwurst, and world-championship cheese curds. It’s the natural beauty of lakes Superior and Michigan, the Mississippi and St. Croix rivers, wind-swept prairie land, friendly towns, wonderful state parks, tree-lined slopes, old-fashioned ice cream parlors and candy stores, and historic attractions. It’s colorful community festivals and quiet evenings camping under the stars, the perfect blend of wilderness and civilization.
No place is that blend more evident than in Bayfield, a charming mainland town three and a half hours from the Twin Cities metro.
“You can get away from it all and experience the incredible beauty of the area, yet still have access to creature comforts like an island view from a Jacuzzi suite, fabulous shopping, art galleries, excellent dining, and entertainment such as the Big Top Chautauqua, home of the ‘Tent Show Radio,’” says Mary Motiff, marketing manager for the Bayfield Chamber of Commerce.
Celebrate the glory of spring (and the vibrancy of 14,000 daffodils) during “Bayfield in Bloom” from May 18 - June 17. Events include elaborate city and country garden tours, the 26th Annual Apple Blossom Run (May 19), Chequamegon Bay Birding and Nature Festival events, plant sales, garden tours, golf events, and more.
Golf enthusiasts would be remiss not to schedule a tee time at Apostle Highlands Golf Course, located one mile south of Bayfield. Situated 500 feet above Lake Superior, the site offers a variety of visual delights amid 265 wooded acres of wildlife, peace, and serenity.
While visiting the area, stay at Brickyard Creek Cottages on Lake Superior, two miles north of the city. Part of a 70-acre development that includes a 42-slip marina and nine lakeshore homes, the cottages are connected to the lake and roads by nature trails. Choose from seven different designs, ranging from simple large units to three-bedroom, three-bathroom cottages.