Northern Wisconsin Lake Superior Byway | Day Trips & Drives

Wisconsin’s Lake Superior Scenic Byway

Explore Northern Wisconsin’s Scenic Byway on a Day Trip Drive!

Many of our guests enjoy taking day trips while vacationing at Delta Lodge. High on the list of favorite activities is a drive along Wisconsin’s Lake Superior Byway and exploring several of our state’s scenic and natural resources. You will experience natural wonders including majestic Lake Superior vistas, rugged shorelines along the Apostle Islands Sea Caves, family friendly sandy beaches, rolling Bayfield County hills, quaint fishing villages and idyllic orchards, and farmlands. Visit charming shops, fruit stands and artists’ galleries; sample a microbrewery; take a dip in Lake Superior; and enjoy a meal at one of many fine restaurants along the way.

This Lake Superior Byway is one of Wisconsin’s four formally designated scenic byways and follows approximately 70 miles of Hwy 13 in Northern Bayfield County and parallels the shore of Lake Superior. The byway offers a unique selection of things to do and see: Apostle Islands Visitor Center, Big Top Chautauqua, Meyers Beach, Red Cliff Veterans Memorial, and Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center.

The shoreline of Lake Superior serves as the backdrop to Wisconsin’s newest scenic byway. Densely forested lands, wildlife and spring-fed trout streams compliment scenic harbor towns, historic fishing villages, orchards and berry farms, beaches and brownstone cliffs and the homelands of the Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa. The Apostle Islands National Lakeshore blends cultural and natural resources on islands and miles of mainland. Six lighthouses shine over Lake Superior — putting a spotlight on this northern gem.

Wisconsin Lake Superior Byway Route

Close your eyes and envision 70 miles of phenomenal views of forests at Gaylord Nelson Wilderness Area and the sandy beaches and the sparkling blue waters of Lake Superior and the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore. The drive around the Bayfield Peninsula provides an unbelievable snapshot of the geological, historical and cultural diversity of the region.

The Wisconsin Lake Superior Byway begins at the junction of US 2 and WIS 13, follows WIS 13 around the peninsula in northern Bayfield County and ends at County H in Douglas County.

Length: 70 miles Roadway WIS 13 is a two-lane highway that parallels the shore of Lake Superior.

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Adventure to Madeline Island on the ferry or see the apostles on the cruise line.
Harbor in Bayfield, Wisconsin