(includes South Shore (Ashland, Bayfield, Brule, Iron River, Madeline Island, Port Wing & Superior))
●Hotel Chequamegon – 101 Lake Shore Drive West (Ashland); 715-682-9095 or 800-946-5555; hotelc.com; modeled on Mackinac Island; lakeside rooms offer unparalleled views of Bayfield Peninsula.
●Rittenhouse Inn – 301 Rittenhouse Avenue (Bayfield); 715-779-5111 or 888-611-4667; rittenhouseinn.com; grand dame of city’s bed&breakfasts.
●Anchor Bar & Grill – 413 Tower Avenue (Superior); 715-394-9747; hamburgers.
●Black Cat Coffee – 211 Chapple Avenue (Ashland); 715-682-3680; organic, fair trade coffee.
●Egg Toss Bakery Café – 41 Manypenny Avenue (Bayfield); 715-779-5181; eggtoss-bayfield.com; great breakfasts.
●Ethel’s at 250 – 250 Rittenhouse Avenue (Bayfield); 715) 779-0293; ethelsat250.com; try whitefish liver pizza.
●Gabriele’s German Cookies & Chocolate – 413 West Main Street (Ashland); 715-682-2114; gabrielesgerman-sweets.com; try almond crescent cookies or Berliner Brot confections.
●2nd Street Bistro – 201 East Main Street (Ashland); 715-682-6444; 2ndstreetbistro.com; 715-682-6444; excellent food; nightly specials and good wine list.
●South Shore Brewery – 808 Main Street West (Ashland); 715-682-4200; southshorebrewery.com; try apple ale.
●Wild Rice Restaurant – 84860 Old San Road (Bayfield); 715-779-9881; wildricerestaurant.com; try wild rice soup (made with smoked chicken and granny smith apples); sophisticated menu.
●Blue Vista Farm – 34045 County Highway J (Bayfield); 715-779-5400; bluevistafarm.com; pick berries.
●Blue Vista Farm – 34045 County Highway J (Bayfield); 715-779-5400; bluevistafarm.com.
●Hoth-Lee Art Gallery – 83010 Washington Avenue (Port Wing); 715-774-3117; baskets, photography, and wood carvings.
●Oulu Glass – 1695 West Colby Road (Brule); 715-372-4160; ouluglass.com; handblown glassware.
●Port Wing Pottery – 82980 White Birch Road (Port Wing); 715-774-3222; portwingpottery.com; wood-fired, handmade ceramics in renovated, 19th Century church.
●Trout Run Art Gallery & Ice Cream – 83315 Washington Avenue (Port Wing); 715-774-3799; troutrunart.com; paintings, pottery, and wood carvings.
●What Goes Around Used Books – 28 South 2nd Street (Bayfield); 715-779-5223; bayfieldbooks.com; bookstore with patio and bench to sample wares.
●White Winter Winery – 68323 Lea Street (Iron River); 715-372-5656; whitewinter.com; mead.
SIGHTS & SITES
●Big Bay State Park – Madeline Island; 715-747-6425; dnr.wi.gov; have to take ferry to get there; beach is worth effort; sunbathers’ paradise.
●Raspberry Island – 715-779-3397; nps.gov/apis; play croquet; lighthouse; 1 of Apostle Islands.