The Chequamegon Bay offers 14 species of game fish and is the major sportfishing area on Lake Superior. Although Lake Superior rarely freezes over, winter usually bring sufficient ice on Chequamegon Bay for ice fishing.
If you’re a birding enthusiast, Ashland and the Chequamegon Bay offer ample opportunities for spotting a number of birds and waterfowl. Don’t forget to bring along binoculars or spotting scope and a camera! Most of the birding sites are accessible by foot, but you can also kayak, canoe, or bicycle if you prefer.
The Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center located 2.5 miles west of Ashland provides a variety of services and attractions, including pamphlets on birding.
Chequamegon Bay also offers superb opportunities for wind surfing.