Hayward Travel Guide
Welcome to Hayward, WI!
Located in Wisconsin's northwoods country, Hayward is known for its year-round outdoor recreation. Perhaps the most famous event in the area is the Subaru American Birkebeiner, one of the largest cross-country ski races in North America. This event, known as the Birkie to locals, traces a 32 mi (51 km) route from Hayward to nearby Cable each February, drawing up to 9,000 skiers from across the continent. Other outdoor opportunities available in the area include golfing, boating and fishing in the summer months and snowmobiling in the winter. The nearby Lynch Creek State Wildlife Area and Totagatic Lake Wildlife Area offer visitors plenty of northwoods hiking, biking and birdwatching for native species like swallows, warblers and great blue heron. A number of indoor attractions are on offer here as well, including casinos, theaters and the National Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame, which displays various fishing artifacts and mounted fish.