Ashland is located in Wisconsin’s Ashland County. Ashland sits along the junction of U.S. Route 2 and Wisconsin Highway 13 along the south shore of Lake Superior’s Chequamegon Bay. Ashland has a population of 8216 and was founded in 1887. This area is most well known for being a port into Lake Superior and its history dating back to World War l.
The city boasts a unique mix of historical charm and modern conveniences. Ashland offers endless outdoor activities, including hiking, biking, boating, kayaking, canoeing, skiing, sledding, snowshoeing, fishing and camping. The city’s popular Lake Superior Waterfront Trail is a continuous path linking Maslowski Beach on the west to Bayview Park on the east. As the county seat of Ashland County and the commercial hub of Chequamegon Bay region, Ashland is proud to provide visitors with a wonderful variety of restaurants and shops, certain to please any taste or interest. Since 2005, Ashland has been known as the “Historical Mural Capital of Wisconsin”, making the city a year-round public art destination. Abundant public lands and extraordinary natural beauty provide visitors with unparalleled nature watching opportunities in the exceptional area of northern Wisconsin. For more information on the area you can visit the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center. They are open year-round daily from 9 am to 5 pm.