Explore Hayward

There’s no time like the present to explore one of Wisconsin’s most popular vacation and relocation destinations. Download the 2015 Calendar of Events today and start planning your fun in the Hayward area.

With crystal clear lakes for water sports and fishing, and miles of trails for riding snowmobiles, ATVs, cross country skiing, hiking, and road or off-road bicycling, this area is buzzing with activity year-round. The Hayward, Wisconsin Area also has a unique selection of golf courses that will make a memory for any skill level golfer!

World Class Events

From the 858,400 acre Chequamegon National Forest and historic Hayward Lakes Area fishing waters, to North America’s largest Honor the Earth Powwow, or our Annual Musky Festival, the Chequamegon Fat Tire Festival, the world-renowned American Birkebeiner cross country ski race, and of course, the Annual Lumberjack World Championships. The Hayward Area has something for everyone.

After the Fishing is Done

area2collage08After enjoying one of the most popular sports in Northern WI there is still plenty do.   There are numerous options for the area’s famous “Friday Night Fish Fry” served weekly at area restaurants.  For those who can’t get enough fish, check out the Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame and Museum. This jaw-dropping 143-foot-long, 41-foot-tall musky is full of fishing history and memorabilia.

Shop the Hayward Area

HACC Tags Logo FINALDistinctively Different –If  it’s a shopping adventure you’re after, the Hayward Area’s thriving and unique retail community is here to serve you. There are one-of-a-kind specialty and boutique shops such as Backroads Coffee & Tea, Art Beat of Hayward, Tremblay’s Sweet Shop, Itasca Leather Goods, Hidden Bay Graphics, Outdoor Ventures, Legend of the Celts, Hi Ho Silver, Hookstone Winery, Nordic Northwoods, Hayward Bakery & Cheese Shop, Lynne Marie’s Candies, Lures of the North, Northwoods Craft & Variety, Mainstream Boutique, New Moon Ski & Bike Shop, Hayward Bait & Bottle, Schoolhouse Wines and Hayward Fly Fishing Company. We also have multi-plex stores such as the Northern Lakes Cooperative and Marketplace Foods to larger retail chains like Glik’s, Walgreens, Maurices, L&M Fleet Supply, Walmart Supercenter, and Slumberland.