On the shores of the scenic Lake Superior, Bayfield Wisconsin is a beautiful place that the Chicago Times referred to as being the best town in the Midwest.
Though Bayfield is only small and houses less than 600 people, it is charming and packed with personality. Hundreds of artisan shops selling quirky handicrafts, bespoke fashions and art pieces are scattered throughout the tiny downtown district. Plenty of kooky coffee shops and high-rated restaurants ensure that travelers to Bayfield never go hungry.
Nearby, the Iron Bridge Trail and the Big Bay State Park are perfect places to hike, camp, swim, kayak and fish.
Fall is a pleasant time to visit Bayfield. As the leaves start to drop from the trees, the town is illuminated with hues of orange and red. Several autumnal festivals are scheduled for this time also, including the annual Bayfield apple festival in October.