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Summer Travel Itineraries

Chequamegon Bay has so much to offer! Here are a few suggested trips to consider:

Trip 1:

  • Breakfast
  • Take a walk down Ashland’s Historic Main Street, view our great murals and browse our quaint shops. Pack a lunch and travel south on State Hwy. 13 for 3o minutes and hike Copper Falls State Park.  Here you can take a short or long hike to view the waterfalls.  For those who can’t move as far, the biggest falls are just a few feet away from the parking lot.  For those who want a little more adventure, take the 3-mile route around the falls and enjoy the outdoors.
  • Travel back to Ashland for dinner with a view of Lake Superior and after dinner take a walk along our waterfront trail.

Trip 2:

  • Breakfast
  • Travel 2 and 1/4 miles west of Ashland to the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center off U.S. Hwy. 2.  View the exhibits inside the center, take a look out from the tower and then a quick walk along the boardwalk to enjoy nature.
  • Lunch
  • Then travel 10 miles north on Hwy. 13 and hike Houghton Falls.  This is a nice walk through the woods ending with a view of Lake Superior.  There are no waterfalls here, but if you remember the “Land of the Lost” TV show, this is like a blast from the past.  Rock formations and nature. You could pack a lunch and once you hit the lake there is a big rock to sit on and enjoy your meal.
  • Dinner
  • Enjoy the great music of Big Top Chautuaqua!

Trip 3:

  • Breakfast
  • Travel to Madeline Island – take a ferry ride to the island and bring or rent bikes, mopeds or take your car.  Madeline Island offers Big Bay State Park with a beautiful beach and a wonderful town park.
  • On your way back to Ashland, stop in Bayfield for a visit.
  • Dinner

Trip 4:

  • Breakfast
  • Rent a kayak and kayak the estuary on the west side of Ashland.
  • Pack a lunch and travel to Morgan Falls and St. Peter’s Dome.  Here you can view a waterfall and then hike 1 and 3/4 miles to the top of St. Peter’s Dome and eat your lunch with a breathtaking view of the Penokee Mountains.  Travel the 1 and 3/4 miles back to your car and return to Ashland.
  • Relax with dinner and watch the sunset over Lake Superior,