Ashland County, Wisconsin

Ashland County’s pride in its rich history is evident in its vibrant hand-painted murals highlighting a particular aspect of each community's past. From Butternut in the south to Madeline Island in the north, find over two dozen eye-catching murals to captivate visitors all year long. Ashland is the seat of Ashland County and the commercial hub of the region. Historic downtown Ashland is characterized by the turn-of-the-century brownstone buildings, unique shops, and distinct architectural styles.

From inland lakes to Hiking, Snowmobile, ATV, Bicycle, and Motorcycle Trails and Roadways leading up to the Greatest of the Great Lake; Lake Superior and Chequamegon Bay, enjoy year-round outdoor recreation. Experience fishing, scenic views, spectacular waterfalls, friendly people, charming shops, restaurants, and lodging. Take a deep breath and enjoy Ashland County at the Heart of Chequamegon Bay; Where you’ll Find Yourself Next to the Water!

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ATV Trails

The Tri-County Recreational Corridor, a 62-milestretch of abandoned railroad right-of-way running from Ashland to Superior, is always OPEN

Snowmobile Trails

With miles of the best overall groomed snowmobile trails run through Ashland County, in Wisconsin's Northwoods


Chequamegon Bay is famous for its world-class smallmouth bass fishing. 12 miles of rock piles and breakwater structures make for perfect bass habitat.


Some of the most spectacular waterfalls in Wisconsin are located in Ashland County.


Winter, spring, summer, and fall we welcome visitors to enjoy the events and activities of this shining jewel crowning the greatest of the Great Lakes.


Our history can be seen on the many painted Murals throughout the County. In 2005 Ashland was named the Historic Mural Capital of Wisconsin.

Contact Information

Ashland County Tourism/Ashland Area Chamber of Commerce
1716 West Lake Shore Drive
Ashland, WI 54806

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