Pinehurst Inn 2016-09-08T19:16:28Z /feed/atom/ /wp-content/uploads/2015/12/cropped-pinehurst-favicon-32x32.jpg Pinehurst Inn <![CDATA[Why You Need to Attend the Big Water Film Festival]]> https://pinehurstinn.com/?p=5167 2016-09-08T19:16:28Z 2016-09-08T19:16:03Z Cinema is such a beautiful part of our culture; it’s an amazing form of art that can communicate an infinite number of ideas, emotions, events, and more through visual storytelling

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Cinema is such a beautiful part of our culture; it’s an amazing form of art that can communicate an infinite number of ideas, emotions, events, and more through visual storytelling and skilled directing.  If you want to see cinematography at its finest, as well as learn about the efforts that go into creating such incredible films, you should attend the Big Water Film Festival in Wisconsin!  This annual event helps educate the public about both sides of the camera through screenings of a variety of different motion pictures and lively discussions with filmmakers.  For nine years, the Big Water Film Festival has enthralled audiences by showing some of the most moving and captivating pieces created by numerous talented filmmakers.  Find out what this event has in store and make plans to go this year to learn more about this art form than you ever have before.

Everything You Need to Know about the Big Water Film Festival

When and Where

The 2016 Big Water Film Festival will be held November 9th-13th at the Bay Theater in Ashland, Wisconsin.  This historic theater is a local favorite, as it offers comfortable seating in a relaxed, retro environment.  The address of the Bay Theater is 420 Main Street West in Ashland.  (There will also be a sneak preview of the event at the Alvord Theater in Northland College and the Cinema and Cinnamon Rolls event will take place at the Vaughn Public Library).

Big Water Film Festival Film Schedule

The Big Water Film Festival will showcase short and feature-length films from aspiring filmmakers.  These creative pieces will include documentaries, comedies, riveting stories, and much more.  The Big Water Film Festival describes the pieces they look for “as fresh as the water of Lake Superior.”  In addition to this engaging cinematography, you’ll also be able to enjoy delectable foods and drinks.  There will even be a Gala Reception if you want to dress up and attend!

The films of the 2016 Big Water Film Festival have not been released yet.  However, you can take a look at the full list of last year’s winners to get a glimpse of what to expect this year!  

Big Water Film Festival Tickets

Tickets for this event can be conveniently purchased online!  You can buy tickets for individual events or a pass for the entire festival.

Be sure to “Like” the Big Water Film Festival Facebook page so you can receive the event’s latest updates and announcements!  

Where to Stay during the Big Water Film Festival

Treat yourself to a stay in the finest accommodations while you’re in town for the Big Water Film Festival! Stay in the cozy Pinehurst Inn Bed and Breakfast in Bayfield, WI, for the finest lodging around.  This lovely property features relaxing rooms, all equipped with deluxe, eco-elegant amenities.  We also love using local ingredients, so make sure you take time to enjoy our homemade, organic breakfast first thing in the morning before you take off on your adventures around town!  You are bound to love staying in our peaceful, heavenly paradise conveniently located on the banks of Lake Superior, so don’t hesitate to check our availability and book your room today!

To learn more about the many things to do in Bayfield, WI, download our free Vacation Guide right now!

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Pinehurst Inn <![CDATA[How to Plan a Day Trip to See Enger Tower in Minnesota]]> https://pinehurstinn.com/?p=5147 2016-09-07T17:01:38Z 2016-09-07T17:01:38Z Vacationing in the Midwest is always a treat.  If you’re planning a trip to this amazing area, make sure the Enger Tower is on your itinerary!  This is an incredible

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Vacationing in the Midwest is always a treat.  If you’re planning a trip to this amazing area, make sure the Enger Tower is on your itinerary!  This is an incredible historic attraction that includes a variety of things to do and see.  Take a look at what the Enger Tower has to offer and make plans to see it during your trip to the Midwest.

Everything You Need to Know about Planning a Day Trip to the Enger Tower

1. Learn about the Enger Tower History

This 5-story structure was constructed all the way back in the year 1939, serving as a beacon of the area.  It was dedicated by Prince Olav and Crown Princess Martha of Norway in honor of Bert Enger, a former Norway resident who was then making a successful living in the United States.  Upon Mr. Enger’s death, Enger Tower, Enger Hill, and the Enger Golf Course were all dedicated to the city of Duluth, MN.  

2. How to Get to the Enger Tower

The Enger Tower address is Enger Tower Drive in Duluth, Minnesota, just a couple hours away from Bayfield, WI.  You’ll find the tower perched on the shores of the magnificent Lake Superior.  

3. Things to Do at the Enger Tower

This historic attraction offers a myriad of activities!  Discover the best things to do at the Enger Tower!

Climb to the Top: Ascend to the peak of this tower and you’ll be rewarded with breathtaking views of the surrounding scenery.  Enger Tower sits at 531 feet above Lake Superior, providing panoramic sights all around you.  This is the perfect photo opportunity!

Explore the Park: Surrounding Enger Tower is the Enger Park, a gorgeous area featuring picnic tables, hiking trails, colorful gardens, BBQ grills, bird watching opportunities, restrooms, and areas for climbing and bouldering.  This is a fantastic setting for spending some time in the great outdoors of Minnesota.

Tee Off: If you’re an avid golfer, this is the spot for you!  The Enger Tower Golf Course is one of the best places for a game of golf in the Midwest.  With a backdrop of rolling green hills and the bright blue waters of Lake Superior, this is a wonderful place to tee off in the great outdoors.

Stay in the Best Accommodations in the Midwest!

While you’re enjoying the many attractions of the Midwest, make sure you stay in the best accommodations so you can unwind from your day of excitement!  Stay in the cozy Pinehurst Inn Bed and Breakfast in Bayfield, WI, for the finest lodging around.  This lovely property features relaxing rooms, all equipped with deluxe, eco-elegant amenities.  We also love using local ingredients, so make sure you take time to enjoy our homemade, organic breakfast first thing in the morning before you take off on your adventures around town!  You are bound to love staying in our peaceful, heavenly paradise conveniently located on the banks of Lake Superior, so don’t hesitate to check our availability and book your room today!

To learn more about the many things to do in Bayfield, WI, download our free Vacation Guide right now!

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Pinehurst Inn <![CDATA[What You Need to Know about the Whistlestop Marathon]]> https://pinehurstinn.com/?p=5162 2016-09-07T16:58:55Z 2016-09-07T16:58:55Z Running a marathon is such an exhilarating activity!  If you’re looking for a new challenge, try taking on the Whistlestop Marathon in Wisconsin.  This annual event is a favorite of

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Running a marathon is such an exhilarating activity!  If you’re looking for a new challenge, try taking on the Whistlestop Marathon in Wisconsin.  This annual event is a favorite of many athletes for several reasons.  Not only is it located in a fantastic area, but there are many other qualities that make it an excellent marathon to experience.  Discover everything you need to know about the Whistlestop Marathon and start your training today!

4 Things to Know about the Whistlestop Marathon

1. When and Where

This year’s event will take place on October 15th, 2016.  The annual Whistlestop Marathon and Half Marathon is always held every year in Ashland, Wisconsin.  Registration can be completed online to reserve your spot in this exciting event.

2. All about the Whistlestop Marathon

This event includes both a full marathon and a half marathon.  When you register for one of these races, you’ll be treated to a Friday night fish boil and pasta dinner, a finishers medal, a finishers bag, and a complimentary shuttle to the start line.  There will also be a full-service aid station available to all registered participants.  Runners must be at least 12 years old to run the half marathon and at least 16 years old to run the full marathon.  

3. Why You Will Love Running the Whistlestop Marathon

Fantastic Weather: You’ll appreciate the cool, refreshing air as you run the Whistlestop Marathon!  The usual weather during October in Wisconsin is a high of 60 degrees Fahrenheit and a low of 36 degrees Fahrenheit.

Beautiful Setting: Runners will be treated to gorgeous views while they make their way down this winding course.  Surrounded by the stunning Wisconsin scenery, this one of the best courses you will ever experience.  Take in the views of the Iron River, railroad tracks, and numerous, trickling streams as you run along this path.  The famous Wisconsin fall colors will also be spectacular this time of year, so enjoy these colorful displays spread along the course as well!

Great Course: Another reason why so many athletes love this course is the amazing course!  Made of a crushed limestone gravel that’s designed to be easier on the joints, the path of the Whistlestop Marathon is well-known for being fast and flat.  

4. Where to Stay during the Whistlestop Marathon

You’ll want a comfy place to relax after you take on the challenge of the Whistlestop Marathon!  Stay in the cozy Pinehurst Inn Bed and Breakfast in Bayfield, WI, for the finest lodging around.  This lovely property features relaxing rooms, all equipped with deluxe, eco-elegant amenities.  We also love using local ingredients, so make sure you take the time to enjoy our homemade, organic breakfast first thing in the morning before you take off on your adventures around town!  You are bound to love staying in our peaceful, heavenly paradise conveniently located on the banks of Lake Superior, so don’t hesitate to check our availability and book your room today!

To learn more about the many things to do in Bayfield, WI, download our free Vacation Guide right now!

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Pinehurst Inn <![CDATA[How to Enjoy the Wisconsin Fall Colors to the Fullest]]> https://pinehurstinn.com/?p=5142 2016-08-31T16:25:26Z 2016-08-31T16:25:26Z The fall season brings so many wonderful things with its arrival!  Cooler weather, fun holidays and celebrations, and tasty seasonal foods and beverages are merely a few reasons why so

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The fall season brings so many wonderful things with its arrival!  Cooler weather, fun holidays and celebrations, and tasty seasonal foods and beverages are merely a few reasons why so many people adore this time of the year.  If you’re looking to take a fall getaway this year, consider traveling to the beautiful state of Wisconsin!  This particular area contains one of the most dazzling displays of fall foliage in the entire country.  The Wisconsin fall colors peak is estimated to happen around mid-October, so start making your plans to see this colorful nature show today!

3 Ways to Enjoy the Wisconsin Fall Colors

1. Go for a Scenic Drive

There are numerous roads in Wisconsin that locals recommend for viewing the vibrant fall foliage.  One favorite scenic drive in this state is the Wisconsin Lake Superior Scenic Byway.  This particular route starts in Ashland, WI, and winds along the shores of Lake Superior and the Apostle Islands, all framed with spectacular autumn colors.  Take a look at the Wisconsin fall colors map as well to see if there are any additional roads you want to cruise to enjoy these incredible sights.  Another great ride in this area is provided by the North Shore Scenic Railroad.  They offer a special fall colors tour on their train during the autumn seasons that simply can’t be missed!  

2. Attend Fall Events

The state of Wisconsin also hosts a wide selection of seasonal events in the fall to celebrate the arrival of autumn!  The Madeline Island Fall Festival in mid-October draws countless visitors every year with their fun autumn-themed activities.  With delicious food, great vendors, and numerous events like a pumpkin-decorating contest, this is an annual tradition you can’t miss.  The Bayfield Apple Festival is held every year during early October as well.  It features tasty treats, live music, a kids’ carnival, and even a parade!

3. Spend Time in the Great Outdoors

Admire these amazing colors up close by exploring the many outdoor attractions in Wisconsin!  There are a myriad of parks to explore that feature bright autumn colors as the weather starts growing cooler with summer’s departure.  The spacious Ottawa National Forest transforms into a colorful paradise during the fall.  Hiking, swimming, and fishing are all options for outdoor recreation here.  Also, a kayaking tour of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore is a beloved pastime that is even more entertaining with a backdrop of splendid Wisconsin fall colors!

Where to Stay during Your Fall Getaway to Wisconsin

While you’re in this wonderful part of the Midwest enjoying the many Wisconsin fall colors, make sure you stay in the best accommodations so you can unwind after an exciting day of nonstop fun!  Stay in the cozy Pinehurst Inn Bed and Breakfast in Bayfield, WI, for the finest lodging around.  This lovely property features relaxing rooms, all equipped with deluxe, eco-elegant amenities.  We also love using local ingredients, so make sure you take time to enjoy our homemade, organic breakfast first thing in the morning before you take off on your adventures around town!  You are bound to love staying in our peaceful, heavenly paradise conveniently located on the banks of Lake Superior, so don’t hesitate to check our availability and book your room today!

To learn more about the many things to do in Bayfield, WI, download our free Vacation Guide right now!

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Pinehurst Inn <![CDATA[3 of the Best Reasons to Visit the Big Water Coffee Roasters Cooperative in Bayfield, WI]]> https://pinehurstinn.com/?p=5135 2016-08-24T19:44:39Z 2016-08-24T19:44:39Z Bayfield, Wisconsin, offers so many things to do and see!  Whether you’re an avid outdoorsman who wants to kayak Lake Superior and the Apostle Islands or you’re a history buff

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Bayfield, Wisconsin, offers so many things to do and see!  Whether you’re an avid outdoorsman who wants to kayak Lake Superior and the Apostle Islands or you’re a history buff who wants to spend all day exploring museums and historic landmarks, this small, waterfront town on the banks of this magnificent lake has everything you need.  The Big Water Coffee Roasters Cooperative in Bayfield, WI, is one attraction here that all visitors are bound to love.  Discover everything it has to offer and make plans to stop by today!

Why You Should Visit the Big Water Coffee Roasters in Bayfield, WI

1. Excellent Foods and Beverages

An establishment fully dedicated to providing the local community with high-quality foods and drinks, Big Water Coffee Roasters has everything you need to start your day off the right way.  The Big Water Coffee menu features muffins, scones, cinnamon rolls, and a variety of other delicious breakfast foods to give you the fuel you need for your day exploring Bayfield, WI.  Don’t forget your caffeine fix!  Big Water Coffee Roasters actually roast their own beans, providing you with the freshest brew possible.  They have six signature blends that you can enjoy with your meal.  Big Water Coffee Roasters is open seven days per week, from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (and they stay open til 7:00 p.m. during the summer) so your favorite cup of coffee is always waiting for you, no matter when you crave it!

2. Relaxing Environment

It’s not just the incredible food and drinks that make the Big Water Coffee Roasters so special; it’s the environment as well.  This cozy shop offers plenty of comfortable seating, making this an ideal place to read a book or do some work on your laptop while enjoying some coffee or a snack.  

3. Amazing Gift Shop

Don’t leave one of the most beloved Wisconsin coffee companies without a souvenir to commemorate your visit!  The Big Water Coffee Roasters Cooperative offers some attractive merchandise that you can purchase and take home with you.  Hats, t-shirts, coffee beans, and a wide variety of coffee mugs are for sale here, so buy your favorite before you leave!

Don’t forget to “like” the Big Water Coffee Roasters Facebook page!  Here, you can receive the latest updates on new menu items and events happening around town!

Come Stay with Us at the Pinehurst Inn Bed and Breakfast!

While you’re in Wisconsin enjoying the many local attractions, make sure you stay in the best accommodations so you can unwind after an exciting day of nonstop fun!  Hop back on the ferry to get to Bayfield, WI, where you’ll find the cozy Pinehurst Inn Bed and Breakfast.  This lovely property features relaxing rooms, all equipped with deluxe, eco-elegant amenities.  We also love using local ingredients, so make sure you take time to enjoy our homemade, organic breakfast first thing in the morning before you take off on your adventures around town!  You are bound to love staying in our peaceful, heavenly paradise conveniently located on the banks of Lake Superior, so don’t hesitate to check our availability and book your room today!

To learn more about the many things to do in Bayfield, WI, download our free Vacation Guide right now!

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Pinehurst Inn <![CDATA[Why the Madeline Island Fall Festival is One of the Best Annual Events]]> https://pinehurstinn.com/?p=5128 2016-08-16T15:48:34Z 2016-08-16T15:48:34Z There are so many reasons to visit Wisconsin!  This scenic state offers endless opportunities for outdoor recreation, as well as fascinating museums and mouthwatering cuisine at the numerous incredible restaurants.

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There are so many reasons to visit Wisconsin!  This scenic state offers endless opportunities for outdoor recreation, as well as fascinating museums and mouthwatering cuisine at the numerous incredible restaurants.  If you’re planning a trip to this fantastic vacation destination, you should also know that there are many annual events and festivals held here every year that draw visitors and locals alike from far and wide.  One of these highly anticipated events is the Madeline Island Fall Festival in October.  A favorite highlight of the many Madeline Island events, this is a wonderful day of fun for all ages.  Discover everything you need to know before you attend and add it to your calendar today!

Everything You Need to Know about the Madeline Island Fall Festival

When and Where

The 2016 Madeline Island Fall Festival will be held on October 22nd, with the activities kicking off at 10:00 a.m. that morning and running late into the evening.  All the festivities will be held in LaPointe, Wisconsin.  You can reach this community on Madeline Island by taking the Madeline Island ferry!  Admission to this event is completely free of charge for everyone.  

Madeline Island Fall Festival Events Schedule

You are guaranteed to love all the fun events and festivities provided by the annual Madeline Island Fall Festival!  Although the main event takes place on Saturday, October 22nd, there will be some additional activities held throughout the rest of the weekend as well.  

The fun begins Friday morning with a farmers’ market held across from the Madeline Island ferry office from 9:15 a.m. to noon.  The entertainment continues on Saturday morning with another farmers market in the same place, featuring numerous favorite Madeline Island businesses and other local organizations, like the Big Water Coffee Roasters, Madeline Island Bakery, Angel Acres Farm, and many others.  The Madeline Island Fall Festival events continue with College Football Fun, a pumpkin decorating contest, Clown Fun at the Recreation Center, a costume parade, and a wine and food tasting at the Mission Hill Coffee House.  

There will be many local restaurants and bars open throughout this weekend to provide festival attendees with some delicious dinner as well.

Where to Stay during the Madeline Island Fall Festival

While you’re in Wisconsin attending this beloved annual festival, make sure you stay in the best accommodations so you can unwind after an exciting day of nonstop fun!  Hop back on the ferry to get to Bayfield, WI, where you’ll find the cozy Pinehurst Inn Bed and Breakfast.  This lovely property features relaxing rooms, all equipped with deluxe, eco-elegant amenities.  We also love using local ingredients, so make sure you take time to enjoy our homemade, organic breakfast first thing in the morning before you take off on to the Madeline Island Fall Festival or any other fun events happening around town!  You are bound to love staying in our peaceful, heavenly paradise conveniently located on the banks of Lake Superior, so don’t hesitate to check our availability and book your room today!

To learn more about the many things to do in Bayfield, WI, download our free Vacation Guide right now!

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Pinehurst Inn <![CDATA[You Will Love Exploring These 5 Lake Superior Lighthouses]]> https://pinehurstinn.com/?p=5122 2016-08-09T17:05:09Z 2016-08-09T17:05:09Z Lake Superior is a magical natural wonder that you have to visit!  This area contains all kinds of gorgeous features, such as the beautiful Apostle Islands scattered throughout its waters

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Lake Superior is a magical natural wonder that you have to visit!  This area contains all kinds of gorgeous features, such as the beautiful Apostle Islands scattered throughout its waters and the mysterious shipwrecks hidden in its depths.  There are so many things to do here, such as fishing, boat tours, and visiting the many Lake Superior lighthouses.  These numerous lighthouses have played a key role in this area throughout hundreds of years.  Discover five of the best Lake Superior lighthouses that you need to see while you’re visiting this majestic area and start making your vacation plans today!

5 of the Best Lake Superior Lighthouses

1. Raspberry Island Light

A cheerful red-and-white icon of Lake Superior, the Raspberry Island Light is a great spot to explore.  Standing proudly atop a 40-foot bluff, this attraction of the Apostle Islands marks exactly where the west channel enters from Lake Superior.  You can take a guided tour of the Raspberry Island Lighthouse, as well as its lovely gardens, with a knowledgeable ranger from June to September.  

2. LaPointe Light

Constructed in the late 1800s, the LaPointe Lighthouse is a towering 67 feet tall!  This area was once the primary port of the western part of Lake Superior, so the lighthouse was established to guide vessels approaching LaPointe.  This lighthouse does not permit tours but can be viewed by boat or dock.

3. Outer Island Light

Built in 1874, this lighthouse has been carefully maintained and preserved throughout the years.  With its location on one of the northernmost Apostle Islands, this brilliant light helped ships navigate their way through the various scattered islands.  Although the Outer Island Light is closed to the public, there are special excursions you can embark on to get a good view.

4. Sand Island Light

Many regard the Sand Island Light as the most beautiful of all the Lake Superior lighthouses!  Modeled after a Norman Gothic style, this lovely brick lighthouse was the very first of the Apostle Islands lighthouses to be automated.  You can either view this lighthouse by boat or take a tour.

5. Michigan Island Light

This lighthouse has withstood all kinds of storms and catastrophes over the years!  After renovations and upgrades, the Michigan Island Light includes a tower that stands 112 feet tall.  Enjoy a guided tour of the station and admire the gorgeous surrounding area.

Come Stay with Us at Pinehurst Inn Bed and Breakfast!  

While you’re you’re in town having your adventures around the magnificent Lake Superior, treat yourself to a stay in the best possible lodging!  Pinehurst Inn is a beautiful, eco-elegant bed and breakfast right in the heart of Bayfield, WI, located right on the shores of Lake Superior.  We offer luxurious rooms equipped with the finest, environmentally friendly amenities.  After a great night of sleep in our comfortable accommodations, enjoy our hearty, homemade breakfast before setting out on another exciting day seeing Wisconsin’s best sights and attractions.  You’re bound to love relaxing in our peaceful environment, so don’t wait another minute; check our availability and book your stay today!

For more things to do in Bayfield, WI, download our free Vacation Guide!

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Pinehurst Inn <![CDATA[Have the Best Day Ever Exploring the Many Bayfield Apple Orchards]]> https://pinehurstinn.com/?p=5117 2016-08-03T14:48:13Z 2016-08-03T14:48:13Z Apple picking is a beloved pastime in the town of Bayfield, WI!  Due to its abundant land and excellent weather, this area has the ideal conditions for growing the sweetest,

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Apple picking is a beloved pastime in the town of Bayfield, WI!  Due to its abundant land and excellent weather, this area has the ideal conditions for growing the sweetest, juiciest fruits you’ve ever tasted.  If you’re visiting Bayfield, WI, to explore the Apostle Islands or indulge in a wine tasting tour, make sure to stop by some of these Bayfield apple orchards during your stay!  You’ll love being able to enjoy this state’s incredible natural beauty while spending some relaxing time in the great outdoors.  Discover some of the best Bayfield apple orchards and start planning your adventure today!

5 of the Best Bayfield Apple Orchards You Will Love

1. Blue Vista Farm

One of the most scenic spots in all of Wisconsin, the Blue Vista Farm in Bayfield, WI, is always a delight to visit.  Not only do they offer amazing berry and apple picking, but they also run a small country store with handcrafted jams, jellies, baked goods, and countless other treats.

2. Erickson’s Orchard and Country Store

There’s so much to do at the Erickson Orchard in Bayfield, WI!  Whether you want to pick your own apples and strawberries or simply browse their quaint country store, you’re bound to have a blast here.  This family-operated farm is dedicated to providing the community with the finest wholesome products possible.  

3. Apple Hill Orchard

This highlight of Wisconsin grows some of the sweetest treats around!  Visit the Apple Hill Orchard in Bayfield, WI, and you’ll return with pears, cherries, plums, apples, and more.  They also sell award-winning apple pies and caramel apples that you simply can’t refuse!

4. Bayfield Apple Company

Pick apples, raspberries, cherries, currants, peaches, and more at the Bayfield Apple Company!  This wonderful local attraction provides a gorgeous, peaceful setting for picking fruits.  Make sure to pick up a souvenir at their store before you go!

5. Rocky Acres Berry Farm

Apple picking isn’t the only delicious treat you can gather in Wisconsin!  Berry picking in Bayfield, WI, is another popular activity.  At the Rocky Acres in Bayfield, WI, you can pick a wide assortment of sweet berries, including strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, and blueberries, depending on the season.  You can also purchased ready-picked baskets if you don’t have time to pick them yourself.  

Don’t miss the Bayfield Apple Festival if you love apple picking in Bayfield, WI!  A highly-anticipated annual event, this festival features all kinds of games, activities, and, course, delicious apple creations!

Come Stay with Us at the Pinehurst Inn Bed and Breakfast!

Make your trip to Wisconsin even better by staying in luxurious accommodations!  Pinehurst Inn is a lovely bed and breakfast in Bayfield, WI, that features relaxing rooms, all equipped with deluxe, eco-elegant amenities.  We also love using local ingredients, so make sure you take time to enjoy our homemade, organic breakfast first thing in the morning before you take off on to the Bayfield Apple Festival or any other fun events happening around town!  You are bound to love staying in our peaceful, heavenly paradise conveniently located on the banks of Lake Superior, so don’t hesitate to check our availability and book your room today!

To learn more about the many things to do in Bayfield, WI, download our free Vacation Guide right now!

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Pinehurst Inn <![CDATA[Everything You Need to Know about the North Shore Scenic Railroad]]> https://pinehurstinn.com/?p=5110 2016-07-29T16:59:13Z 2016-07-29T16:57:07Z One of the best attractions of the Midwest is the incredible North Shore Scenic Railroad.  These historic tracks follow a beautiful route that winds through some of the most lovely

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One of the best attractions of the Midwest is the incredible North Shore Scenic Railroad.  These historic tracks follow a beautiful route that winds through some of the most lovely natural features of both Minnesota and Wisconsin.  Passengers can hop aboard a deluxe train and gaze in wonder at the breathtaking sights that roll by.  Learn all about the North Shore Scenic Railroad and make plans to take a ride today!

All about the North Shore Scenic Railroad

What Is the North Shore Scenic Railroad?

The North Shore Scenic Railroad provides an experience like no other!  Hop aboard one of these trains at the historic Duluth Union Depot in Duluth, MN, then watch as the gorgeous sights of the Duluth Canal Park and the shores of Lake Superior glide past.  A knowledgeable guide narrates your journey, telling you the stories and history of this amazing railroad.  

History of the North Shore Scenic Railroad

This railroad has played a significant role in this area throughout history!  For the past 100 years, these tracks served as a primary mode of transportation between Duluth and Two Harbors.  Originally called the Lake Division, these trains helped the iron ore industry in Minnesota immensely by carrying this valuable commodity to the Vermilion Range.  Also, every Sunday during the summer, the Lake Division ran the “Fisherman’s Special,” which involved dropping fisherman off at local streams and picking them up in later in the day with their haul of fresh trout!  This railroad was renamed and declared a scenic ride in the year 1989.  

Train Rides You Can Take on the North Shore Scenic Railroad

In addition to their usual scenic rides, this railroad offers some one-of-a-kind events!  The North Shore Scenic Railroad offers a wide spectrum of different themed train rides that visitors of all ages can enjoy.  Some of their seasonal rides include trips like the Summer BBQ in the Dining Car, Christmas City Express, Mother’s Day Luncheon, and Fall Colors Tour.  Other favorite events are a Wine Tasting Dinner on the train, their Excursion and Lunch at the Brewery, a Yoga Train experience, and a classic murder mystery dinner called “Murder on the Disoriented Express”!  No matter what time of year you visit this train, you’ll always be treated to an amazing experience.  

Come Stay with Us at the Pinehurst Inn Bed and Breakfast!

Make the most of your fantastic getaway to the magnificent Great Lakes region by staying in the finest accommodations around!  Pinehurst Inn is a luxurious bed and breakfast in Bayfield, WI, that features the most comfortable rooms, all equipped with deluxe, eco-elegant amenities.  We also love using local ingredients, so make sure you take some time to enjoy our homemade, organic breakfast first thing in the morning before you take off on your journey to discover the incredible things to do in and around the surrounding area!  You are bound to love staying in our peaceful, heavenly paradise conveniently located on the banks of Lake Superior, so don’t hesitate to check our availability and book your room today!

To learn more about the many things to do in Bayfield, WI, download our free Vacation Guide right now!

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Pinehurst Inn <![CDATA[Your Guide to Exploring the Amazing Ottawa National Forest]]> https://pinehurstinn.com/?p=5104 2016-09-06T21:40:38Z 2016-07-20T15:23:35Z The state of Wisconsin is any outdoorsman’s wildest dream come true.  This area is overflowing with gorgeous natural beauty that includes shimmering lakes, sparkling waterfalls, and peaceful forests.  If you’re

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The state of Wisconsin is any outdoorsman’s wildest dream come true.  This area is overflowing with gorgeous natural beauty that includes shimmering lakes, sparkling waterfalls, and peaceful forests.  If you’re visiting Wisconsin to experience its abundant outdoor recreation, make sure to add the Ottawa National Forest to your itinerary.  This expansive forest encompasses nearly one million acres of precious land in the western Upper Peninsula of Michigan.  The Ottawa Forest begins at the western shore of Lake Superior and sweeps all the way to the Wisconsin border.  Containing numerous rivers, lakes, trails, and recreation areas, this is the perfect place to spend a day in the great outdoors.  Discover everything there is to do in the Ottawa National Forest and start preparing for the adventure of a lifetime!

3 of the Best Things to Do in the Ottawa National Forest

1. Enjoy Incredible Hiking

There are countless opportunities for hiking in the Ottawa National Forest.  The Sylvania Wilderness and Recreation Area, the Black River Harbor Recreation Area, and the Lake Ottawa Recreation Area are just a few of the many places to explore.  These spots contain access to lakes and rivers, as well as breathtaking views of approximately 20 waterfalls.  You’ll also find campgrounds located throughout these areas that feature flush toilets and picnic tables.  Some of these trails are also made for horseback riding.  During the winter, this is a wonderful place for snowshoeing and cross-country skiing as well.

2. Cool off in the Water

With its prime location on Lake Superior as well as its close proximity other large bodies of water, the Ottawa National Forest is a great place for spending time on the water.  11 of the lakes found in this forest have established beaches, so you can bask in the sun before taking a dip in the refreshing waters.  Swimming, boating, kayaking, and whitewater rafting are all available here!  Take a look at the recreation map to find out where to go for each activity.

3. Go Fishing

Catch the biggest salmon, trout, crappie, or walleye you’ve ever seen!  The Ottawa National Forest has countless fish teeming in its waters.  River, stream, lake, and pond fishing are all options here.  You can even try ice fishing during the winter!

Come Stay with Us at the Pinehurst Inn Bed and Breakfast!

Complete your getaway to the great outdoors of Wisconsin by staying in luxurious accommodations!  Pinehurst Inn is a lovely bed and breakfast in Bayfield, WI, that features relaxing rooms, all equipped with deluxe, eco-elegant amenities.  We also love using local ingredients, so make sure you take time to enjoy our homemade, organic breakfast first thing in the morning before you take off to explore the nearby Wisconsin wineries or perhaps some fun events happening around town!  You are bound to love staying in our peaceful, heavenly paradise conveniently located on the banks of Lake Superior, so don’t hesitate to check our availability and book your room today!

To learn more about the many things to do in Bayfield, WI, download our free Vacation Guide right now!

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