Port Wing prides itself on having “The Best Beaches on Lake Superior’s South Shore.” And if that’s not enough, the town is also home to a vast nature preserve, secluded falls, scenic trails, and bountiful farms. The Apostle Islands and the majestic ice caves are just a boat ride away.
It’s an official Wisconsin Bird City – purple finch, white-throated sparrow, and veery are just some of the species that can be seen in the area.
Located along Wisconsin Highway 13, just west of Bayfield, this idyllic town has a population of 372. But Port Wing is hardly sleepy, far from it. The town calendar is filled with community events like flea markets, arts and crafts shows, band concerts, cookouts, and holiday celebrations.
Real Estate in Port Wing
The housing market consists primarily of single-family homes. Vacant land is also available.
Most single-family homes have one to four bedrooms. Hardwood floors, vaulted ceilings, stone wood fireplaces, skylights, and stainless steel appliances are common features.
The choicest single-family homes either come with a private pond or are just steps away from Lake Superior or its tributaries.
The most desirable waterfront lots command panoramic views of Lake Superior and provide access to secluded pebble or sandstone beaches. These lots often come with sheds and outhouses.
If you want to explore your options in Port Wing real estate, call us, Reed Realty, at 715-779-5000 or send an email to Agent@ReedRealty.net.
Attractions and Amenities in Port Wing
- Port Wing Boreal Forest State Natural Area – This nature preserve features a hardwood forest situated on a sand spit. Populated with yellow birch, white cedar, twinflowers, and countless other native tree and plant species, it’s an ideal spot for birding and hiking. Between the forest and the beach to the north, there’s a wetland complex of swamps, bog, and meadows.
- Twin Falls Park – Drive to the south end of Wisconsin Highway 13 and walk up to the observation deck that overlooks Larson Creek and the falls. If the weather’s good, you can follow the creek and watch the falls from down below.
- Bark ‘n Beavers Wilderness Campground – Pitch a tent or park your recreational vehicle (RV) in the 20-acre off-road campsite. Get away from it all at Bark ‘n Beavers Wilderness Campground. Enjoy the peace and quiet that this wooded area has to offer.
- Johnson’s Store and Campground – The store sells everything you need for camping. There’s also an ATM and a filling station. The campground is right behind the store, where you’ll find sites for tents and RVs.
- Silver Sage Farm & Flowers – This small farm and greenhouse grows a wide variety of herbs, flowers, fruits, and vegetables. Come here to pick raspberries and blueberries when they’re in season. Flowers are grown year-round – admire the vivid blooms and the farm’s gorgeous water features.
- The Port Wing Saturday Market – Buy locally grown produce and homemade jams and jellies at the Saturday market. Artisanal goods like handmade books, knitted hats, and paintings are also available. The market runs from May to October each year. Stock up on fresh vegetables and get the chance to meet local artists and artisans.
- Port Wing Heritage Hall – The museum features exhibits on Port Wing’s history, with a focus on the local fishing and lumber industry. Photo displays, along with artifacts like fishing tools, will give you a renewed appreciation for the town’s maritime history. The museum also houses the Port Wing Library.