There are signs of life everywhere, from flowers blooming and trees budding, to restaurants opening (not only for take-out and delivery, but more and more are opening  for dine-in as well). Shops and galleries are opening, kayaking trips are taking place, the Apostle Islands Cruises are scheduled to begin their cruises and kayaking trips have begun. The Madeline Island Ferry is running daily and our trails and beaches are open giving you plenty of outdoor space to enjoy the fresh air, lake breezes, and breathtaking beauty that surrounds us.

Look at some of the things that are happening in and around the Bayfield area. Everyday more and more places are opening in the area, here is just a sampling of what currently is open in the summer for visitors of the Bayfield, Wisconsin are (everything is subject to change so we recommend calling to confirm days and hours):


Apostle Islands Cruises, Bayfield, WI  800-323-7619, cruises begin June 6.

Lost Creek Adventures (kayaking), Cornucopia, WI  715-953-2223, kayak trips have begun!

ferry boat on lake superior on dark blue water and bright blue skyMadeline Island Ferry, Bayfield & Madeline Island, WI  715-747-2051, ferry operating daily. Explore Madeline Island and check out Big Bay Town Park and its lagoon and Big Bay State Park, and the beautiful beaches.



Trek & Trail (kayaking), Bayfield, WI  800-354-8735, kayak trips have begun!

Trails throughout the area are open for hiking, biking, or a leisurely stroll. Some of our favorite trails are Houghton Falls, Frog Bay, Meyers Beach, Big Ravine, Iron Bridge (short in town trail), and Copper Falls. There’s an awesome trail next to us (Pinehurst Inn Bed & Breakfast) starting from the Bayfield Fish Hatchery and wanders along Pike’s Creek or check out the Salmo trail just down the street from us. We are happy to provide maps to our guests which provide additional information about the many area trails.

Beaches throughout the Bayfield area our open. Friendly Valley Beach (which connects with the beach at Bayview Park) is just south of Pinehurst Inn B&B and is a great beach to take a nice stroll or catch a sunrise. Also check out some of our other favorite beaches in the area. 

RESTAURANTS / BARS (Days and Hours subject to Change)

Bayfield Inn Lounge, Bayfield, WI 715-779-3363, opening May 29 for take-out from its lounge menu Daily 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Cafe Coco–Artisan Bakery and Good Eats, Washburn, WI 715-373-2253, opening June 1, 7 days a week 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., take out window only for now

Copper Trout, Bayfield, WI 715-779-0293 open for dine-in or take out Friday – Sunday 4:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. 

Dalou’s Bistro, Washburn, WI  715-373-1125 open for take-out Tuesday – Saturday 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Deep Water Grille, Ashland, WI 715-682-4200 open for dine-in or take out 7 days a week for lunch and dinner, 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Good Thyme Restaurant, Washburn, WI 715-373-5255 open for dine-in (indoor & outdoor) Friday & Saturday 4:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Wonderstate Coffee, Bayfield, WI 715-913-0330 open daily at 7:00 a.m. 

ManyPenny Bistro, Bayfield, WI 715-913-0303 open 7 days a week for dine-in, take out or delivery 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Morty’s Pub, Bayfield, WI 715-779-3996  open daily and its kitchen is open late.

Old Rittenhouse Inn’s Landmark Restaurant, Bayfield, WI 715-779-5111, open for dinner starting June 19 

Patsy’s Bar & Grill, Washburn, WI 715-373-5792 open for take out Tuesday – Saturday noon to 8:00 p.m.

Pier Plaza (Pickled Herring), Bayfield, WI  715-779-3330  open for Patio & inside dining or take out Tuesday – Saturday Noon – 8:00 p.m.

Portside Bar and Restaurant, Bayfield, WI 715-779-5360 open for take out Thursday – Saturdays 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Second Street Bistro, Ashland, WI 715-682-6444 open for take out Tuesday – Friday 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Snug Bar, Washburn, WI 715-373-0338 open for take out Wednesday – Sunday 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. 

Starlit Kitchen, Bayfield, WI 715-779-5075 open Thursday – Sunday 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.


Adventure Club Brewing, Bayfield, WI, 715-779-1010, outdoor seating only Thurs 4:00-8:00 p.m., Fri 2:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m., Sat Noon-8:00 p.m., and Sun Noon-6:00 p.m.

Apfelhaus Cidery (at Hauser’s Superior View Farms) 715-779-5404 open daily 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Copper Crow Distillery, Bayfield, WI, 715-779-0275  curbside for cocktails and sales

Bayfield Winery and Blue Ox Cider, Bayfield, WI 715-779-3274 Friday – Sunday 11:00 a.m. – 6 p.m. with tastings in the orchards

White Winter Winery, Iron River, WI 715-372-5656 Thursday – Monday 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. for tastings and sales


Each day, more and more shops and galleries are opening up. Check out our Shopping page for links to the various shops and galleries. We walked around town this past weekend and were pleased to see several shops open but limiting the number of shoppers at one time and taking other precautions. We are seeing signs of summer and are looking forward to welcoming guests to Bayfield.


Exterior side view of inn with covered porch, stone pillars, surrounded by green grass, tall green trees and blue skiesWhile you are in the Bayfield, Wisconsin area, stay at the TripAdvisor no. 1 ranked bed & breakfast, Pinehurst Inn Bed & Breakfast. With its close proximity to trails, downtown Bayfield, the local farms and orchards, it is the perfect location for your trip to Bayfield. Each room is unique and well-appointed with high-end amenities, including luxurious bedding, cozy robes by RobeWorks, and Gilchrist & Soames BeeKind toiletries, and you will be treated to a hearty and delicious three course breakfast each morning and homemade afternoon treat. Find a room that is right for you. 

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