Home to the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, the rugged sandstone cliffs frame Lake Superior’s glacial waters in Bayfield County. Visitors can head out on the great lake for some cave kayaking, boating, sailing, or fishing. Plus, there’s also tons of ground to cover in the second largest county in Wisconsin, all the way from the forest lakes and trails, to the orchards and berry farms of the rolling hills. And several communities throughout the county offer shopping, fine dining, theater experiences, galleries, music and world-class events.
One of the popular cycling routes is the “Around the Horn” tour – it starts in Washburn, heads northeast to Bayfield and then continues up and around the peninsula to Cornucopia. From there, you can continue on through Herbster and Port Wing heading towards Superior/Duluth or head back down to Washburn through the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest.
The walking path that you see featured in this episode is in Washburn and it stretches for 2.6 miles from one end of town to the other along the lakeshore. There are 38 different hiking trails in Bayfield County, so there are plenty of places to stretch your legs.