This doesn't happen all that often, a recommendation for a place that I actually saw in person.

Last summer, I spent some time up north in Wisconsin, and someone in the family floated the idea of a day trip.

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I pondered, then considered, and finally spoke up and offered the city of Bayfield as a spot we should probably check out.

Located about an hour from where we were staying, the sales job was remarkably easy.

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So we packed up and drove about 60 miles to Bayfield not really sure of what we would find.

When we got there I thought "This place looks like Galena but in Wisconsin." It was also on Lake Superior which was kind of awesome to see.

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I had a great time so I guess I can't say I was surprised to see it was just named one of the 20 Most Beautiful Small Towns in America.

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Bayfield, on the shores of Lake Superior, offers a combination of coastal charm and Victorian beauty. 'Bayfield is also the gateway to the Apostle Islands, a collection of 21 heavily wooded islands trimmed with sandstone cliffs, lined with miles of pristine sand beaches, and protected as a National Lakeshore,' said Anne Sayers, secretary-designee of the Wisconsin Department of Tourism. 'Visitors enjoy incomparable stargazing, including occasional glimpses of the northern lights, kayaking the sea caves, and visiting a collection of historic lighthouses.'

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Do yourself a favor and check the place out. Believe me, it's worth the drive.

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