Ashland County is anchored by the City of Ashland, on the southern shore of Lake Superior's Chequamegon Bay. Ashland's harbor, nestled in protected Chequamegon Bay, boasts a full service marina; the perfect place to put in from sailing, cruising or fishing Lake Superior, two short blocks from the city's historic downtown. Ashland's city parks offer swimming, sandy beaches, fishing piers, campsites, playgrounds, old forest trails, deer yards, campsites, launching ramps, lakeside picnic areas and unobstructed views of the breakwater lighthouse and Chequamegon Bay.
Ashland county is one of Wisconsin's most productive hunting and fishing grounds; regularly yielding trophy size musky, trout, walleye, northern pike and panfish.
Visitors can buy or rent boats, motors, canoes, mountain bikes, skis, snowmobiles, bait, tackle, tents, stoves, ATV's; almost everything they need for outdoor fun, at Ashland County resorts, marinas, outfitters, bait, tackle and sports centers.