A Lighthearted Walk thru Old Bayfield

Stroll thru old Bayfield as the guest of 1870's pioneer wife Nellie Tate. Her lively tales of early life in the rugged frontier town will amuse & impress you with the tenacity and courage of the founding families.

See many structures listed on the National Historic Registry and follow the evolution of the city from railroad scheme, fishing haven, mill town to the Great Flood of 1942 that nearly destroyed the community.

This tour draws from the rich historic record & personal diaries of Nellie a vivacious young wife & mother who loved to sneak away to go fishing, or take a sleigh ride.



 Arrange a Private Walk

Call (715)779-0299 or email bayfieldtours@earthlink.net. For more information see "Tickets".

  • Nellie will meet you in front of the Bayfield Library on the corner of Broad St. and Washington Ave. ten minutes before the start of the walk. The walk is about one mile and lasts about one hour and twenty minutes. Walking shoes recommended and cameras are welcome. See map.

  Ticket Information

Sponsored in part by the Bayfield Chamber

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