12 Family-Favorite Wisconsin Destinations
Perched on a peninsula on Wisconsin's northern tip, tiny Bayfield (population: 611) prepares each spring for the thousands of travelers heading that way as soon as summer break starts. In and around the town, bicycling is popular with families; rent bikes for $6 an hour or $25 for the day at Bayfield Bike Route, and hop on the Brownstone Trail for an easy ride along Lake Superior (715/209-6864; bayfieldbikeroute.com).
Then there's the lure of the nearby Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, a 22-mile archipelago in Lake Superior known for its rocky hiking trails, lighthouses, stunning views and sea caves (715/779-3397; nps.gov/apis). Ferries, sailboats and kayaks make the Apostles a destination for adventurers of all skill levels.