is located at the top of the state on Lake Superior. This northernmost
tip features acres of woods and miles of shoreline. A bald eagle may soar
overhead and a wolf may howl somewhere in the distance. Ashland's location
is ideal. The lake in summer attracts boaters, swimmers, jet skiers, and
sailboarders. Year-round fishing is popular. The woods provide trails
for hiking, snowmobiling and cross-country skiing.
major highways that provide for accessibility and convenience serve the
City of Ashland. This efficient highway network has been instrumental
in Ashland's growth and development as a regional focal point, especially
in the manufacturing and quickly growing service sectors..S. Highway 2
connects the City of Ashland with Ironwood and Escanaba, Michigan to the
east, and Duluth-Superior and northern Minnesota to the west. State Highway
13 links Ashland with the cities of Washburn and Bayfield to the north,
and directly to Marshfield to the south, as well as providing east access
to Wausau, Wisconsin Rapids, and Stevens Point. State Highway 63, which
intersects with Highway 2 ten miles west of Ashland, connects with Hayward,
Spooner, Eau Claire, and Minneapolis. While there is no Interstate connection
with the City of Ashland, the U.S. and state highways provide for convenient
access to the Interstate system at a number of locations. A regional airport
is jointly owned by the City of Ashland and Ashland County. This airport
services the City of Ashland and Greater Ashland Area. The John F. Kennedy
Memorial Airport has two paved bituminous strips of 5,200' and 3,500'.
A unique log terminal is staffed by a full-time manager and provides two
instrument approaches and automated weather service.