It was 5:15 a.m. on a June day, and Jon Dahl was commuting to his family business in downtown Duluth. Read more

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Keeping Community Afloat Madeline Island Ferry Line and Apostle Islands Cruises keep service in mind Read more


We wrap up another amazing year for Best of the Lake picks featuring many longtime favorites and quite a few surprise new winners. Read more


You might think that when we tally up the votes for our annual Lake Superior Best of the Lake survey that we find that the same names keep coming to the top. Read more

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Before the apples, come the cherries, at least at Apple Hill Orchard near Bayfield, Wisconsin. Read more



Constance Meek knows what makes a good ski race. A competitive cross-country skier for 40 years, she’s tackled courses throughout the United States and Europe and even moved from Madison to Hayward to be where the American Birkebeiner is raced, “so I Read more



Bob Berg / Lake Superior Magazine

On a lovely Sunday afternoon in August, we strolled along the wooded driving lanes and hiking trails within the Brickyard Creek Community between Red Cliff and Bayfield in Wisconsin, joined by a somewhat impromptu neighborhood gathering. Read more



Bob Berg / Lake Superior Magazine

There's so much to enjoy on Madeline Island. Here's a 3-day itinerary to get you started. Read more



Michael DeWitt

Riding an Angry Lake

A "pop-up" storm with high winds and waves turned an Apostle Islands weekend boating-camping outing into a frightening ride on an angry Lake Superior. Read more

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Courtesy Pinehurst Inn

Married for more than 30 years, Mike and Becky Haller decided on “semi-retirement” in Bayfield and bought the Pinehurst Inn after longtime careers in the Chicago area. Read more


Bayfield Winter Festival

Don Albrecht

Bayfield Winter Festival celebrates snow, ice and cabin fever over the first weekend of March. Read more


Bayfield to Baikal

Alexey Plaxin

Any Bayfield schoolchild knows that right outside the classroom is the world’s largest freshwater lake by surface area – Lake Superior. But, as seven students learned firsthand last summer, the title of biggest by volume belongs to Lake Baikal. Read more


The Bayfield Peninsula, famous for apples, offers so much more for the culinary minded. Our regional foods include watercress, fiddlehead ferns, ramps, mushrooms, berries and many orchard fruits, plus delectable trout, whitefish and herring the Lake. Read more


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Paul L. Hayden / Lake Superior Magazine

Photographer Paul Hayden takes you on a tour of the Bayfield Peninsula in early June, among the blooming daffodils and budding apple trees. Read more


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Mark Phillips / Rittenhouse Inn

Popular “retro” television shows like “Mad Men” are bringing back the interest in cocktails and socializing before dinner. But at the Rittenhouse Inn, at least, flavorful and fun cocktails never went out of style. Read more


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Martin Francisco

Featured Photo, 11/2/12 – Fall Palette

Martin Francisco captured this image of the fall foliage and rolling hills near Bayfield, Wisconsin. Read more

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Francis S. DePerry

Featured Photo, 10/31/12 – Tour on the Lake

Taken on October 10 on the Apostle Islands Morning Grand Tour in Bayfield, Wisconsin, by Francis S. DePerry. Read more

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Noted watercolorist France Miller was asked to contribute the artwork for the 50th Anniversary Bayfield Apple Festival poster. Here's a behind-the-scene look at how the work came together. Read more

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Photo by Gary Knowles

Bayfield Peninsula is large and the wildlife – deer, bears and wolves – far outnumber humans. You won’t find one stoplight in all of Bayfield County and your biggest stress might be catching the ferry to Madeline Island on time. Read more

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Ghosts of the Apostle Islands

John & Ann Mahan

As park historian at Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, sooner or later I’ll hear The Question. “Are there any places that are ... haunted?” I believe that many places are haunted in the Apostles – but not in the way that the questioners mean. Read more

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Bruce Ojard

A stay at any Lake Superior bed-and-breakfast inn during the holiday season could melt even a Scrooge’s heart. Read more

Circle Tour Club

  • Bayfield Race Week

    Wayzata Yacht Club

    Bayfield Race Week

    Wayzata Yacht Club hosts sailboat teams from Florida into Canada each year as part of Bayfield Race Week.

  • Going Solar

    Hauser's Superior View Farm

    Going Solar

    Hauser's Superior View Farm near Bayfield, Wisconsin, added a solar system.

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    Bob Gross, Bayfield Chamber & Visitor Bureau


    In summer, Bayfield, Wisconsin, hosts weekly waterfront concerts in Memorial Park

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