Bayfield is a small Victorian town whose hilly streets and orchards act as the gateway to the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, a national park that encompasses 21 wilderness islands and over 12 miles of scenic peninsula shoreline. Set in Lake Superior’s western corner, the region is widely regarded as having the nation’s finest collection of historic lighthouses and with good reason. The Apostle Islands are rugged and windswept making for excellent kayaking and scenic boat trips with hiking equally popular.