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Ashland Area Chamber of Commerce

Ashland Area Chamber of Commerce

PO Box 746
Ashland, WI 54806
(get driving directions)
(715) 682-2500
(800) 284-9484 - toll free

Welcome to Ashland, Wisconsin! Lake Superior's Hometown.

The City of Ashland is located at the "Top of Wisconsin" on the Lake Superior shoreline. U.S. Highway #2 and State Highway #13 intersect in the City of Ashland. Ashland is approximately 60 miles east of Duluth, MN.

The population is currently estimated at 8,695. Ashland is a regional service center serving points to Ironwood, Michigan to the east - Superior, Wisconsin to the west - Park Falls, Wisconsin to the south. Major services and retail shopping facilities within the city accommodate most daily requirements. Major regional/national retailers include Pamida, Walmart, Walgreens, McRaes, True Value, Maurices, County Market, Hallmark, Ace Hardware, Sears.

Major employers for the city include Bretting Manufacturing, Larson-Juhl, Memorial Medical Center, Northland College, Essentia Health, Chequamegon Clinic, Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College. Ashland boasts the title of "Historic Mural Capital of Wisconsin". A title given to this lovely city in 2005. The murals are hand painted on Historic brownstone buildings in an 8 block business district downtown Ashland and depict the history of Ashland. Lodging offers numerous places to stay. From Major Chains to Bed & Breakfasts to Smaller Mom & Pops, a nights sleep will always be in comfort. Dine in the many restaurants that offer full menus and fresh Lake Superior Fish.

The Chequamegon Bay is a great place for Hiking. Check out the Ashland website for a list and a map of trails or call the Ashland Chamber at 800-284-9484 and we will gladly mail you information.

Some other great hiking trails are Copper Falls - located in Mellen -Copper Falls State Park - Drive just 25 miles south of Ashland on Hwy 13 and hike and enjoy the beautiful waterfalls at Copper Falls. Also Check out Morgan Falls and St. Peter's Dome - From Ashland drive south on Hwy 13 about 13 miles to HwyC(about 1 mile south of Marengo). Turn right (west) on C and follow it 4.8 miles to Midway Rd. Continue straight on Midway Rd. 1.2 miles to County Line Road (FR199). Turn left (south) on County Line Road and drive 3.9 miles to the parking lot, which is on the left (east) side of the road.

WINTER ice forms on inland lakes soon after Thanksgiving Day. Anglers can take their pick of excellent fishing for walleye, bass, northern pike, or any of the three major panfish - perch, bluegill and crappie. Sometime after Christmas, Lake Superior freezes and anglers can fish for all the aforementioned fish as well as all species of trout. January and February are good ice fishing months both on the Big lake and on the Inlands. It is always advised by the fishing guides and bait shops to check the depth of the ice where you will be fishing and call ahead for a safe ice fishing report. add: Smelt Season usually happens the 3rd week in April after the ice moves out of the Bay. Big fish follow the smelt and all of the shallows can have great action

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