Ashland the Heart and Soul of the Chequamegon Bay...where you'll find yourself next to the water!
Known as the “Historic Mural Capital of Wisconsin,” Ashland’s pride in its rich history is evident in its 19 vibrant murals highlighting a particular aspect of the city’s colorful past, depicting subjects ranging from the city’s lumberjacks and military veterans to its railroads, storefronts and former massive ore dock.
When you visit Ashland browse our many gift, clothing, sporting and specialty shops. You’ll find everything from local delicacies and gourmet delights, to outdoor gear, vintage clothing and fine art. Searching for that perfect gift for someone special? You’ll discover so many intriguing possibilities as you stroll through Ashland’s historic Main Street district.
The Ashland Rails to Trails System (ARTS) and Waterfront trail is a “Must See” in Ashland. At 11.5 miles, this asphalted pedestrian trail (open to bikers, walkers, runners) takes you along Lake Superior’s shoreline past historic structures, public art displays, fishing piers, public beaches, playgrounds, and other recreation amenities.
Home of the Memorial Medical Center WhistleStop Marathon/Half-Marathon. A beautiful course that begins in Iron River and finishes in Ashland. www.whistlestopmarathon.com.
Ashland, the heart and soul of Chequamegon Bay, encourages visitors to enjoy and explore all that Lake Superior country has to offer. Click below to download the 2021 Ashland County Activity & Visitor Guide or to have a Visitor Guide mailed to you.
Find YOURSELF next to the water in Ashland!