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Explore Hayward

There’s no time like the present to explore one of the Midwest’s most popular vacation and relocation destinations. Check out our Online Calendar of Events today and start planning your fun in the Hayward area.

With crystal clear lakes for water sports and fishing, a national park flowing through our city, 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 Pow Wow, 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.



Something for every taste, fresh, fun, and family friendly.



Rustic charm with modern comforts, close to all the fun!



So much to explore! It’s retail therapy, Northwoods style.



Participate in world-class events, or come enjoy the spectacle!



Magical memories that transform into family traditions.



Discover products and services with that friendly hometown touch.

Upcoming Events

After the Fishing is Done

Catch Your Limit of FUN!

After enjoying one of the most popular sports in the North-Woods 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

Distinctively Different

Boutiques, antiques, or sweet treats… your visit isn’t complete without a treasure from the Hayward Lakes Area.

The Hayward Area offers an eclectic mix of goods and services that are sure to appeal to any member of your traveling crew! Along with souvenir and t-shirt shops, expect to find antiques and flea market treasures, fine jewelry, Native American arts and crafts, and leather goods. You’ll also find home and garden furnishings, accessories, art, and decor, as well as books, novelty items and clothing for adults and kids alike. And being in the Northwoods, don’t forget about spots to shop for the outdoor recreation lover, fishing enthusiast and sportsman (or woman!) in your life. If it’s market items you’re after, there are options to shop local and get fresh products, too. Vacation time is the best time to make sure you’re taking care of yourself and there are many services available for some pampering and self-care. As you’re checking off your shopping list before you head home, there’s always time to stop for a sweet treat for you or that last person on your list!