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Bayfield is a city in Bayfield County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 530 at the 2010 census. The town is named after Henry Bayfield, a British Royal Topographic Engineer who explored the region in 1822-23.Wisconsin Highway 13 serves as a main arterial route in the community. It is a former county seat, lumbering town and commercial fishing community, which today is a tourist and resort destination. There are many restaurants, hotels, bed & breakfasts establishments, specialty shops, and marine services.HistoryBayfield was named in 1856. A post office has been in operation at Bayfield since 1856.GeographyBayfield is located at .According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.87sqmi, of which, 0.86sqmi is land and 0.01sqmi is water.Bayfield is considered the main gateway to the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, a world-famous freshwater sailing, boating and kayaking destination on Lake Superior. Madeline Island, the largest of the Apostle Islands and the only one with private residences, is another popular destination near Bayfield. The ferry to Madeline Island links Bayfield with La Pointe, Wisconsin, a town on the island.Make your own Bayfield vacation itinerary, with a little help from those that know the place like the back of their hands, by using our United States trip builder.
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