Explore in Cornucopia

sea_gullCornucopia, Wisconsin is your gateway to the Apostle Islands, sailing capitol of Wisconsin and perhaps the entire country. Lake Superior, the world’s largest fresh water lake, has a lot more to offer than just sailing. Cornucopia is the playground of the north with world’s best rides.

Kayaking, Stand-up paddleboarding, canoeing and charter are additional means of water transportation here. Have a boat of your own? Bring it along and launch in the harbor where you can moor as long as you like.

Fishing rivers, streams, small lakes and the big lake can net you a variety of tasty fish. Too lazy to go out and catch your meal? Try picking up fresh caught or smoked fish from Halverson’s Fishery located right in our harbor.

  • Ehlers Historic General Store

    Ehlers Store Fall 2018 hours: 10 to 6 daily Pizza Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 2 to 6 pm, we will have slices out for lunch on most days. You can take and bake or we will bake it for you. We will be closed on November first 2018 until May 1st 2019 Thanks for all your support! Let’s make Cornucopia fun again! DELI WITH HOME-MADE ITEMS INCLUDING PIZZA NIGHT ~ GIFTS~ HARDWARE ~ GROCERIES ~ LOCALLY GROWN GARDEN ITEMS Ehlers Store is your local source for groceries of all kinds. Some unusual things like Ahi tuna. A small selection of Asian food, including Edamame. Bread from the Daily bread is delivered on Wednesday and Saturday. Wild King and Sockeye salmon. Amish chicken and of course the best hamburger ground here at Ehlers. In 1913 Herman Ehlers moved to the small South Shore community of Cornucopia, Wisconsin. He was working as a bookkeeper for the Flieth-Thompson Lumber Company in 1915 when a series of fires swept across the lakefront destroying the three sawmills in the area. Finding himself out of work, Herman and one of his former employers founded the Flieth-Ehlers Mercantile Company, know today as Historic Ehlers Store. Herman settled in Cornucopia and married Esther Johnson, a local schoolteacher.  The Ehlers raised 8 children in Cornucopia. Their son Herald took over the family business from his father and ran the store until 2006. When the Ehlers Family made the decision sell Ehlers Store, it was important to them that they Read more [...]

  • Fishing Big and Small

    Great Fishing at Cornucopia, Wisconsin Siskiwit River Limit 5/day only 1 over 20″ (minimum 15″) Inland Lakes Walleye opener Mid- May Bass opener Mid-June (Catch and release only from May 7th to June 18) Trolling on Lake Superior Salmon ~ limit 5/day no length restrictions Lake Trout ~ limit 10 (all Lakers) Limit is 5 if 5 are Salmon (Of 5 only one Rainbow and Brook) Lake Superior Northern Pike limit is 2/day minimum 26″ For more information on regulations www.fishingwisconsin.org GET YOUR FISHING LICENSE HERE

  • Geocaching

    Geocaching has become a favorite family activity that entertains not only familes with young children but adults looking for challenging and very difficult to find caches. Bayfield County provides the perfect setting for geocaching as the rugged terrain and breathtaking views combine to make for an entire day or even a week of treasure hunting. With over 50 geocach sites within 30 minutes of Cornucopia you are certain to find a vasriety of caches to entertain you for hours. And best of all, it’s free! Watch for special bonus treats in some locations. Find more at https://www.geocaching.com/play

  • Green Shed Museum

    Green Shed Museum The Cornucopia museum will open for the 2019 season on Thursday, June 13th Noon to 4:00 PM. We will be open every Thursday through Sunday Noon to 4:00 PM till Labor Day. The Green Shed Museum, located in the harbor, is filled with over 100 years of history.  The museum is housed in the original harbor fish house. Enjoy a picnic just outside on our patio overlooking the harbor. Many hours of hard work have gone into our museum, so come and enjoy some of our history.   EMAIL US Visit These Other Fine Museums in Our Area ~ Washburn Cultural Center ~ Port Wing Historical Society Museum ~ Apostle Islands Visitor Center ~ Bayfield Maritme Museum ~

  • Lost Creek Adventures

    Lost Creek Adventures are designed to instruct and inspire through experiences with the natural world. We are a full service paddling outfitter and guide service operating within the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore. Our unique mission also includes courses in wilderness survival and traditional skills. Your experience with us could be anything from a relaxing day on the water to an intensive session with a paddling coach. Perhaps you want to take on building a boat or paddle, go out on a guided or self-guided kayak camping trip, or learn to make fire without matches. No matter what you choose we promise you will be immersed in something that has the potential to break you out of the everyday and inspire you. This is what living is all about! When are we open? During the summer season we are open from 8am to 6pm. It’s always best to call and make a reservation. “If you are vacationing in the Apostle Islands, Bayfield, WI area don’t miss kayaking in the sea caves. It will be the highlight of your trip. We highly recommend Lost Creek Adventures. Great staff and reasonably priced. We are in our 60’s and new to kayaking. It was an awesome experience. We plan on doing it again.” Call us (715) 953-2223 or (715) 209-6496 See more photos on Pinterest

  • Siskiwit Bay Marina, Inc.

    Full Service Marina, Campground & Lodging: Full hook-up camper/RV sites Bed and Breakfast Inn The Fo’c’sle Inn Seasonal and Daily slip rental Gas and Diesel fuel Full mechanical and hull repairs Ships Store and gift shop Repair parts, filters, lubricants, etc. Ice available Pumpout and garbage svc. Restrooms and Showers Travel lift with 30,000 lb. capacity Winter Storage Monitoring VHF Channel 16 The marina is located in Siskiwit Bay on Lake Superior. We are here to serve all of your boating needs. We are the western gateway to the Apostle Islands National Park, right on the edge of the mainland sea caves and the first island of the park, “Eagle Island”. Harbor entryway coordinates: 46 51 6 Lat. 91 06 3 Long. Only four miles from the sea caves or Eagle Island, “Corny” is the perfect jumping off port to venture out to the Park. A full line of services here make for the perfect stop for boats transiting from Duluth / Superior to the Apostles, or for boats in the Islands needing to re-provision. Transient dockage is available for overnight stays. Within walking distance find Lodging, Groceries, Dining, Post Office, and Taverns. Quaint shops line the harbor walkway along with pure sand beaches, an artesian well, picnic and playgrounds. Visit the Green Shed Museum to gain a glimpse of the past of this once bustling commercial fishing and boat building village. SISKIWIT BAY MARINA and LODGING in “THE FO’C’SLE David & MaryBeth Tillmans

  • Siskiwit Falls

    Siskiwit Falls is a favorite place to play. Hike up the falls or slide down the falls. Either way, it is a beautiful site and shouldn’t be missed when you visit here. Only 2 minutes out of town. Special directions:  

  • Wind Surfing

    Wind surfing has become a very popular sport on the Great Lakes. Lake Superior can provide some of the largest waves. Surfers watch daily for upcoming storms. Noreasters produce the best surfing. Beginners should seek professional help before attempting to challenge these waters. A wet suit most always is a requirement and it would be advisable to wear a life jacket. Always be aware of the dangers with this sport. Huge rocks may lurk just below the surface and dangerous rip tides can catch swimmers off guard.