Things to do in Bayfield, Wisconsin


Meyers Beach Kayaking

Kayak the Sea Caves

17 Miles West of Bayfield

Guided Kayak Tours of the Meyers Beach Caves in the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore. Experience the caves and sandstone shoreline with an experienced guide on a 2.5 hr paddle in one of the most popular paddling destinations in the Midwest. Open to all experience levels and all equipment needed is provided. Groups are kept small (2-6) for a personalized experience.


Houghton Falls

11 Miles South of Bayfield

Houghton Falls protects a picturesque pre-Cambrian sandstone gorge along the Lake Superior shore. The dramatic sandstone cliffs extend into the clear waters of Lake Superior, affording views of the Apostle Islands. The gorge is shaded by second-growth hemlock, yellow birch, white cedar, along with a few, large white pine.


Siskiwit Falls

21 Miles West of Bayfield

Siskiwit Falls is located in the town of Cornucopia on the Siskiwit River, less than mile before it empties into Lake Superior. The falls consist of a series of drops and slides. The largest is a slide with a height of about 10 feet. There are three others with drops between 2 and 5 feet.


Dreamcatcher Sailing

Leaves from Bayfield Marina

Looking for a great group adventure? Try sailing! You can anchor or raft up together out in the Apostle Islands and swim, picnic & explore. Perfect for reunions, anniversary or birthday celebrations or to simply be together.

Raspberry Island Lighthouse

Raspberry Island Lighthouse

12 Miles North of Bayfield

The "Showplace of the Apostle Islands." This restored lighthouse appears as it did in the early 1900s and the tour gives insight into what a Keepers life was like working and living on this secluded island. You will need to schedule a ferry or take a boat to get here!

Big Bay

Big Bay State Park

9 Miles East of Bayfield

Located on Madeline Island, the largest of 22 Apostle Islands, this 2,350-acre park sports rugged wooded cliffs with dramatic views of Lake Superior. It contains a State Natural Area that is open for use by the public. Habitats include bogs, barrier beach, boreal forest and old growth hemlock. 4 miles of Lake Superior shoreline and 1.5 miles of sandy beach.




In Bayfield

Flamingo-themed neighborhood standby offering burgers & other casual grub, plus seasonal cocktails. Try their sweet potato fries!


The Fat Radish

In Bayfield

The Fat Radish is a farm to table restaurant located in downtown Bayfield, Wisconsin. Most of thier ingredients are sourced from local farmers, creameries, and fisheries out of Lake Superior. Supporters of the slow food movement, local farm to table, sustainability & so much more. All meals are prepared fresh from scratch, and made to order, paired with a friendly staff for an exceptional dining experience.

La Pointe, Wisconsin, Tom's Burned Down Caf? (Photo by: Education Images/UIG via Getty Images)

Tom's Burned Down Cafe

4 Miles East of Bayfield

Flotsam, jetsam, and sailing canvas comprise the bulk of , rebuilt in seemingly haphazard fashion after a devastating fire. Cooled by breezes off the lake, it’s part open-air bar, part art gallery, and all a monument to perseverance and good times.



12 Miles South of Bayfield

Cafe Coco Brings it Fresh Using Ingredients Locally Produced.