Fall is a magical season, especially when viewed along the Wisconsin Lake Superior National Scenic Byway. This picturesque route meanders along the stunning Lake Superior shoreline, treating visitors to a vibrant display of fall colors and offering a delightful taste of the region’s craft beverage scene.
The Wisconsin Lake Superior National Scenic Byway
The Wisconsin Lake Superior National Scenic Byway is a 70-mile scenic drive that showcases the natural beauty of Lake Superior, the largest of the Great Lakes. The byway starts just west of Ashland and continues through Washburn, Bayfield and a handful of other small communities along the South Shore. The byway offers breathtaking views of the lake, pristine forests, and of course, the stunning fall colors that blanket the landscape during this time of the year.
Discovering Craft Beverage Delights
One of the highlights of traveling along this byway is exploring the wealth of wineries, cideries, breweries, and distilleries that dot the route. These establishments embody the essence of the region, offering an array of unique beverages that are a testament to Wisconsin’s rich brewing heritage, often made using locally sourced ingredients.
South Shore Brewery Taphouse in Washburn, WI
One notable stop along this journey is the South Shore Brewery Taphouse in Washburn, WI. The South Shore Brewery has been a beloved institution in town since 2011. Located at 532 W Bayfield St. in Washburn, this establishment is a haven for craft beer enthusiasts.
The South Shore Brewery Taphouse is renowned for its handcrafted, high-quality brews. They offer a diverse range of ales, lagers, stouts, and seasonal brews that cater to a variety of tastes. Visitors can immerse themselves in the warm, inviting atmosphere of the taphouse while sampling a selection of their beers, carefully brewed to perfection by passionate and skilled brewers.
Some popular choices at the South Shore Brewery Taphouse include their Nut Brown Ale, Rhoades’ Scholar Stout, and the award-winning Northern Lights Cream Ale. During the fall you can discover seasonal favorites such as, the Children of the Gourd Pumpkin Ale and their Applefest Ale. Each sip is a testament to the dedication and craftsmanship that goes into creating these exceptional beverages.
Plan Your Journey
The Wisconsin Lake Superior National Scenic Byway is not just a route where you can appreciate the beauty of fall; it’s an experiential journey into the unique flavors of the region. Contact the Washburn Area Chamber of Commerce (our office is right on the byway!) for more information on traveling in the area. We can send you information on places to stay, maps of the byway, and other points of interest you will not want to miss, like the local waterfalls, orchards, and Lake Superior herself. We can’t wait to welcome you to Washburn.