Whenever Washburn gets mentioned, deep woods, sandy beaches, and spectacular sunsets come to mind. And while the city is most famous for its outdoor attractions, there’s more to it than boating and fishing.
Washburn is a wonderful place to live, with just as many things to do on land as there are on water. Apart from a full-service marina and leafy lakeside parks, the city has a variety of antique shops, galleries, and restaurants for you to explore.
The Washburn Historical Museum and Cultural Arts Center nurtures local talent and preserves the city’s history by organizing events and exhibits.
Real estate in Washburn
Buyers can choose from a fine selection of single-family homes, townhomes, and condos. The most sought-after properties tend to be waterfront homes with docks, boat houses, and pools. Such homes command scenic views of Lake Superior and provide direct beach access.
There are a number of luxury homes in the market, often with exquisite features like lofty ceilings, masonry fireplace hearths, whitewashed woodwork, and log saunas.
Vacant lots, some inland and some fronting the lake, are also available.
If you’re buying or selling in Washburn, call us, Reed Realty, at 715-779-5000 or send an email to Agent(at)ReedRealty(dotted)net.
Attractions and amenities in Washburn
- Lake Superior – This vast freshwater lake draws anglers from all over the Midwest. But it’s more than just an ideal fishing spot. The lake lends itself to a variety of water activities, including kayaking and scuba diving. Go on a historic lighthouse tour or hop a cruise to Madeline Island.
- Thompson’s West End Park – If you want to stay on land, you can spend the day in this well-maintained lakeside park. Go biking and let the kids work off some energy at the playground. There’s also a wooden dock that goes out to the lake, where you can look out at the water and the surrounding views.
- Apostle Islands National Lakeshore – Known as “The Jewels of Lake Superior,” the Apostle Islands boast gorgeous beaches, rugged cliffs, and the renowned ice caves. Come here for a weekend of camping, fishing, and hiking.
- Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest – You’ll find several campgrounds in this vast stretch of Northwoods. Set up a tent, explore the trails, and sleep under the stars. Reconnect with nature and recharge.
- Houghton Falls Nature Preserve – Just a short distance north of the city, this nature preserve is a popular hiking destination. Lush nature trails, cascading falls, and sandstone cliffs that command views of Lake Superior will take your breath away.
- Washburn Historical Museum and Cultural Arts Center – Housed in a brownstone building that dates back to the 1890s, the center has an on-site museum, a host of galleries, and a shop that sells antiques and souvenirs. Have a look at the fascinating exhibits, learn a thing or two about the city’s history, and buy a gift for that special someone.
- StageNorth – This local theater mounts terrific plays. Discover Washburn’s homegrown talents and be entertained. The theater also holds theater camps for kids, where they can learn all about acting methods, storytelling, and scene building.