She is also well known as the host for most of the Apostle Islands in Lake Superior off the Bayfield Peninsula.
The city of Ashland is a fun place to visit.
While in Ashland, I stayed at the Hotel Chequamegon on Lake Shore Drive. Dusk was settling in and I took his of Chequamegon Bay from my room. That is the Bayfield Peninsula across the way. It was mighty cold! You can see ice forming lower right.
This trestle crosses Trout Creek near North York. Mega neat.
I am at Hwy 112 and CH E near Sanburn, just south of Ashland. I am looking southward. The view shows clearly that I am standing in the Lake Superior Lowlands Geographic Province of Wisconsin and looking to the Northern Highland Geographic Province.
This old iron ore dock in Ashland was built in 1916. It had 150 pockets and the expansion grew that to 314. Iron ore was stockpiled all the way along the line from Michigan to Ashland as this first iron ore dock was being built. Once completed, ore could be moved by train from the Gogebic Range to Ashland, the ore-laden train cars could be driven onto the ore dock, their ore chuted into the holds of waiting ships, and the ships could head off to their markets at any or all of the Great Lake's many steel production centers. I did a story about these docks; fascinating.
This is what is left of another ore dock, with just the pilings showing, pointed toward the north shore of Chequamegon Bay, where Washburn is located.
Ashland City’s downtown is marked by wonderful murals on the outside of its buildings, reminding visitors and residents of the past.