Of all the things to do in Wisconsin during the summer and fall, none may be more rewarding than the simple pleasure of heading out into an inviting apple orchard, berry or cherry farm and picking your own fresh fruit. And when it comes to scenic and charming orchards and berry farms, Bayfield offers them by the bushel. Maybe that’s why Bayfield proudly holds the title “Berry Capital of Wisconsin”.
A big part of the reason is Bayfield’s unique climate. Nestled right beside Lake Superior amid high-rising hills, the Bayfield area offers cool temps and moist air throughout the growing season – perfect for apples, cherries and berries of all kinds.
During the summer months you can pick your own cherries, blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, juneberries, blackberries – just about any berry you can think of! Or, if you prefer, you can visit the stand to pick up a bag or basket of fresh fruit already picked for you, along with jars of jams, jellies and fresh preserves. You’ll even find that the area is home to Wisconsin wineries that are ranked among the best in the Midwest.
When Autumn rolls around, bring the whole family and wander out into the scenic nearby orchards to go apple-picking and head out into the fields to hunt for the perfect pumpkins and squash to complete your fall feast. It’s one of those seasonal Wisconsin attractions not to be missed!