To Do
There's plenty to see and do in the area when you're not hanging out with us!
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If you’re coming to the Chequamegon Bay area for Book Across the Bay race weekend and are looking for things to do, here are some ideas:


Polka Party on the Bay! Kick off Book Across the Bay with a Polka Party on the bay! Enjoy music, food, drinks, and dancing at this community celebration open to absolutely everyone. There is no admission charge. Join your friends and neighbors in the big tent at Maslowski Beach for an evening of old-fashioned fun on the frozen shores of Lake Superior from 6-10pm! Come hungry! Andy will be serving up an award-winning Sixth Street Market brats at a steal of a deal and Nancy from the Stagecoach Bar & Grill will be slinging beer and wine for those 21 and older. Nancy Carey Mullenbrock ’78, as the naming sponsor for this event, chose to dedicate this fun community event to Marlene Parkhurst and Louis Kolonko, who each played a role in providing education on dance and music at Northland College.  Parking available on the lake. Learn more about Book Across the Bay Here: or call

715-682-1811 or 715-682-1211.



North Coast Cycling Association presents, “Ice Is Nice” and Art/Photo exhibit celebrating the beauty of ice of Lake Superior and the Surrounding Area. In conjunction with Bike Across the Bay Ride. On Friday, February 15 reception from 5-8pm. Saturday, February 16 from 2-6pm. Sunday, February 17 from 12-4pm. Free. Open to all artist/photographers. Registration information available at



Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center presents, “Fairy House Making” from 10am-12:30pm. Come help out the fairies! Materials for making darling, irresistible houses for our Northwoods fairies will be provided, including a birch log “blank” on a base. All ages welcome, but children under age 13 need to be accompanied by an adult. Space is limited. Register by February 14, by sending a check to FOCAL, 29270 County Hwy G, Ashland WI 54806 and include your phone number and “fairy house” in memo. $15 per house. For more information, call 715-685-9983 or visit



Register your kiddos for the Book It – Kids’ Race! On Lake Superior, Saturday morning before Book Across the Bay on February 16th. Book It is a free, fun, race for children 12 and under. Registration and Bib pick up for Book It will be at Solstice Outdoors starting at 10am. The race starts at 11am for 8-12 year olds and 11:30am for 8 and under. All participant will receive a commemorative medal, hot chocolate, and cookies! If you have questions, please call 715.682.3590 or 



Glidden Snobears Annual Fundraiser Toilet Seat Races, Chinese Auction/ Chili & Soup Cook Off at Roxy’s Bar in Glidden. Registration 11am, race at 12noon, Chinese auction starts at 12noon, and drawing at 3pm. Get a chance to win Las Vegas Package, casino getaways, and gift certificates! Soup Chili Cook-off from noon-3pm. Judging at 3pm. Meat & Bucket Raffle to benefit the club. For rules and regulations or more information, contact Jeff at 715-264-6242.



Bar Stool Races in Drummond on Brian Miller Hill behind the Black Bear Inn on Hwy. 63, Drummond. Registration is at 11am, race starts at 12pm. For more information, call 715-739-6313 or visit



Go Fly a Kite at Maslowski Beach from 1-4pm before Book Across the Bay! This is a free family event. Just bring a kite and dress warm. Hot Cocoa will be served. For more information



Join us in our heated Start Line tent on Race Day! The pre-race Expo hosts 20 local businesses & vendors ranging from Food & Beverage to Outdoor Sporting Goods and Crafts & Photography! Free admission and Family friendly! Have your skis waxed, browse gear, art, and mingle while you wait for the BATB Chapter 23 Start gun at 6pm! For more information, visit



Bad River Casino presents, “Diamond Live! The Steve Richards Tribute to Neil Diamond” Doors open at 8pm. Show Starts at 9pm. Free admission. For more information, call 715-682-7121 or visit



Ashland Youth Hockey Pee Wee Tournament. For more information, visit



Bike Across the Bay in Ashland at 10am, hosted by North Coast Cycling Association. The race will start at 10am from the Washburn Shore. Registration will be from 8:30-9:30am at the Harbor View Event Center, 130 Harbor View Dr, Washburn. Fees: $15 by Feb 8-$20 day of ride, family of 3 or more-$10 each. For more information, visit


And so much more!  Check out the local Chamber of Commerce Offices for detailed info below:

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What We Do

Book Across the Bay is the upper Midwest's most unique winter event, open to skiers and snowshoers of all ages and ability levels. The 10-kilometer course, which is groomed for both classic-style and skate skiing, starts in Ashland and ends in Washburn, and follows a route not on land, but over the frozen surface of Lake Superior, the world's largest lake. The event is held at night, and the course is lit by the stars above and up to 1,000 candles in ice luminaries that line the entire route.