Welcome to Ashland County

Ashland County's pride in its rich history is evident in its vibrant hand-painted murals highlighting a particular aspect of each community's past. From Butternut in the south to Madeline Island in the north, find over two dozen eye-catching murals to captivate visitors all year long. Ashland is the seat of Ashland County and the commercial hub of the region. Historic downtown Ashland is characterized by the turn-of-the-century brownstone buildings, unique shops, and distinct architectural styles.  

From inland lakes to Hiking, Snowmobile, ATV, Bicycle, and Motorcycle Trails and Roadways, leading up to the Greatest of the Great Lakes: Lake Superior and Chequamegon Bay, enjoy year-round outdoor recreation. Experience fishing, scenic views, spectacular waterfalls, friendly people, charming shops, restaurants, and lodging. Take a deep breath and enjoy Ashland County at the heart of Chequamegon Bay; Where you'll find yourself next to the water! 

Old Ashland County Courthouse