City of Bayfield


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About Us

With a population of just 611 (2000 census), Bayfield is the smallest city in Wisconsin and is the gateway to the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore. Voted the ''The Best Little Town in the Midwest'' by the Chicago Tribune, Bayfield is a world famous freshwater sailing, boating and kayaking destination on Lake Superior.

Bayfield prides itself on it's conservation efforts and is one of the Greenest Communities in Wisconsin with more Travel Green certified businesses than any other community in Wisconsin. Bayfield was also one the first communities in the state to pass an eco-municipality agreement.

Come visit one of our many art galleries, shops, museums or restaurants. Take a cruise of the Apostle Islands, take the ferry to Madeline Island or visit one of the many orchards that surround our quaint fishing village.

Come and join the fun! See for yourself the magnificent natural beauty which abounds!


  • Gateway to the Apostle Islands
  • Best Little Town in the Midwest
  • Greenest Community in Wisconsin
  • Eco-Municipality