Known for its annual Apple Festival in the Fall, apple orchards, the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, bed and breakfasts, and quaint shops, it is a destination that will keep you engaged while letting you escape and relax.
For a challenging ride that goes through the heart of berry fields and apple orchards, park downtown by the ferry docks and ride STH 13 south through town. Then travel to CTH J, which goes west. CTH J will take you back north through the orchards. Stop and enjoy the fruit stands and follow CTH J as it climbs through the hills. Eventually, it will plummet downhill, dropping you back onto STH 13 north of the ferry landing. (See the information below on Madeline Island, WI regarding where the ferry will take you). This was ride #19 in Greg Marr's book Short Bike Rides Wisconsin, see recommended reading for book details.
This particular ride will give a workout to those not used to climbing hills. The vistas of Lake Superior from atop the hills can be breathtaking.
Plan to stay awhile as there is much to do. Make sure to book a room early, since they fill up quickly. The Seagull Bay Motel offers clean rooms at a reasonable rate. Check out some of the local attractions like the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore Headquarters and restaurants like the Pier Plaza Restaurant. The local chamber of commerce has all the information you'll need to plan the perfect getaway.