3 Ways to Embrace October in Hayward, WI

Anne of Green Gables said, “I’m so glad that I live in a world where there are Octobers.” I would have to agree! In Sawyer County, the leaves are bright oranges and reds and the air is getting crisp with fall weather. Hayward has gotten into the spirit with the Chequamegon Fat Tire Fest and the upcoming Gourmet Wine Tasting on October 19. With the hues of orange and reds taking over the picturesque forests, people are looking for ways to take advantage of the season. Below are three things that you can do to embrace October!

  1. Take a nature walk. Hayward is home to beautiful hiking and biking trails. The HASTA Hospital Trails provide countless photo ops with the colorful trees and lakeside views. The pedestrian trail is paved and bike and dog friendly; it will lead you around the edge of town and give you many opportunities to explore the unique spots in Hayward. Whether you want to take a path down by the lake or explore the historic Birkebeiner trail, Sawyer County has many scenic trails to explore!
  2. Enjoy great food with a view! Hayward has delicious restaurants of all variety and many provide a view of the beautiful outdoors. Prop’s Landing is on Round Lake with outdoor seating offering spectacular views. Several of the resorts, like Trail’s End Resort, in the area provide a warm and friendly atmosphere combined with gorgeous surroundings. The drive out to top-rated supper clubs, Italia and the Fireside, is sure to give you a fall color fix!
  3. Drive one of our self-guided fall color tours. There are six different tours that you can take. Hayward is currently at 90% color and now is a great time to get out and enjoy the stunning scenery that Sawyer County has to offer! The tours range in distance and can take you through incredible places like the Chequamegon-Nicolet Forest or around the Chippewa Flowage. This is one experience you will not want to miss when visiting Sawyer County!

Whether you are driving by the Tiger Cat Flowage and soaking up the foliage or enjoying our up-north dining, Sawyer County has loads of fall fun to offer!