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  • Writer's pictureMandy-Gentry

Bayfield, Wisconsin - Lake Superior

After leaving Minnesota, we knew we wanted to head east, pass through Duluth, MN, into Wisconsin and stop somewhere near Lake Superior. The drive over the bridge in Duluth was really amazing. Several float planes were flying around the bay, and there were lots of interesting boats and industrial buildings to check out.

We drove about an hour past Duluth and up a little peninsula. We decided to stop at a campground near Bayfield, Wisconsin, right along the banks of Lake Superior.

After taking the dogs for a morning walk to watch the sunrise over the lake, we drove into Bayfield to walk around downtown and check out the harbor. The kids loved watching the ferry boats carrying cars to and from the Apostle Islands. Bayfield is the cutest little town. It resembles what we imagine New England to look like. Quaint architecture, cottages, little shops, and beautiful trees line the lake shore.

Apparently Bayfield usually hosts an annual Apple Fest the first week of October every year. Because of COVID, Apple Fest was cancelled this year, but many of the orchards were open with fresh apples, cider, pies, apple brats and more goodies to indulge in. Ray and the kids loved trying the caramel dipped apples. We found a lovely little orchard that was welcoming visitors, and we wandered through the apples trees.

We planned to stay just two nights here, but we loved the area so much that we decided to stay another day to play the local golf course (see our blog post about Apostle Highlands Golf Course on the Golf page) and explore more. It's such a charming town, we'd love to visit again in the future.

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