Welcome to Washburn

Lake Superior at your feet, the Chequamegon National Forest at your back, with a whole lot of culture in the middle.

EXPLORE WINTER

Washburn, known as the “Little Town on the Big Lake,” is a hidden gem in Northern WI.  Our location on the Bayfield Peninsula allows us to be the center of adventure for the south shore.  In Washburn, you are a short drive away from many sites & attractions. No matter the season, there is always something to see, do or explore.

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Winter in Washburn
Winter in Washburn
Winter in Washburn

EXPLORE Spring

Washburn, known as the “Little Town on the Big Lake,” is a hidden gem in Northern WI.  Our location on the Bayfield Peninsula allows us to be the center of adventure for the south shore.  In Washburn, you are a short drive away from many sites & attractions. No matter the season, there is always something to see, do or explore.

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Spring in Washburn
spring dining in washburn
little girl taking family picture in washburn wi

EXPLORE Summer

Washburn, known as the “Little Town on the Big Lake,” is a hidden gem in Northern WI.  Our location on the Bayfield Peninsula allows us to be the center of adventure for the south shore.  In Washburn, you are a short drive away from many sites & attractions. No matter the season, there is always something to see, do or explore.

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EXPLORE Fall

Washburn, known as the “Little Town on the Big Lake,” is a hidden gem in Northern WI.  Our location on the Bayfield Peninsula allows us to be the center of adventure for the south shore.  In Washburn, you are a short drive away from many sites & attractions. No matter the season, there is always something to see, do or explore.

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Fall in Washburn
Fall in Washburn
Fall in Washburn


While you are in town, be sure to stop into the Washburn Area Chamber of Commerce building located at 100 W. Bayfield Street for maps, brochures and more information about local events, activities and lodging. We have souvenirs too.
We are excited to welcome you to Washburn! We know that once you visit you will want to come back for more.

Events

June 22

Superior Vistas Bike Tour

Superior Vistas Bike Tour is an annual scenic ride through Bayfield County on mostly paved, low traffic roads.

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