Hayward, WI, USA

Hayward, WI, USA

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Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 276 vacation rentals near Hayward. From 123 houses to 121 cabins, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Hayward for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

Relax During a Stay in Cozy Hayward

As the official home of the National Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame and the three Quiet Lakes (Lost Land, Teal, and Ghost Lakes), Hayward is a city many fishing enthusiasts love to travel to. Located in Sawyer County, Wisconsin, Hayward is also home to the world's largest Muskie and it stands as a familiar landmark for the city. If you're looking to get away and enjoy a nice time in aNorthern Wisconsin, this city has plenty of lovely attractions and activities to keep travelers entertained. After a great weekend or weeklong stay in a lakefront vacation home in Hayward, it's impossible to leave without feeling refreshed and rejuvenated by the scenic views of the lakes, the statuesque trees, and the fresh, crisp air.

Things to Do

If you love to ride ATV bikes, these vehicles are allowed on the roads in Hayward. This news is music to those who love an adventure. Hayward is undoubtedly a city to enjoy many fun excursions including snowmobiling, canoeing, and mountain biking.

During the snowfall, cross-country skiing is an exciting pastime for many tourists to enjoy the picturesque views of the snowy hills for miles. If you love Westerns and enjoy the idea of riding horses through the forests, Hayward has horseback riding on its list of fun attractions for tourists to enjoy.

Educational Experiences

The National Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame: Never think of visiting Hayward and missing out on the Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame. Many people who are young and old enjoy this museum and fishing along the bay.

The Wilderness Walk: If you have any children along for the trip, the Wilderness Walk is an exciting, interactive zoo experience to enjoy. The children get the chance to intimately become acquainted with the animals by playing in their pens and petting them. Tigers, turtles, and deer are just a few of the animals children can enjoy at the Wilderness Walk.


Hookstone Winery: If you're looking to have a great time without the children, try a place like Hookstone Winery. Hookstone Winery also has a great gift shop, so this place has an array of delightful wines and appetizers to try. Yet, it's a one-stop shop to get some shopping done as well.

The Park Theater: If you enjoy the arts and want to experience some great live performances, visit The Park Theater. With a blend of local talent as well as guest performers, this former movie theater is now a home for all things musical and creative. This is a great spot to enjoy a fun date night or night out with friends.


The weather in Hayward is pretty average in terms of seasonal changes. It is cold in the winter, warm in the spring, hot in the summer, and cool in the fall. The lows during the winter range from 23-40 degrees. This area also gets an average of about 13 inches of snow for those who love sledding, skiing, and other snow-filled activities. The highs in the summer range from 78-80 degrees. The spring and summer months are the perfect visiting times for fishing enthusiasts, but there are guided winter ice fishing tours during the winter as well.

How to Get There

The most widely used ways to get to Hayward, Wisconsin, involve a plane or a car. If you like the convenience of booking a flight and flying the friendly skies, Sawyer County Airport directly serves the city of Hayward as well as other cities within the county. If you prefer don't like to fly and prefer to stay on the ground, or if you'd prefer a cheaper option for more people, driving is a good choice as well. You can drive into Hayward through Highways 63, 27, and/or 27. These are the main highways that will take you straight into Hayward. Consider renting a private car or a rental car.

Attractions In and Around Hayward (and vicinity)

Have time to spare and looking for things to do around Hayward (and vicinity)? Local attractions include Wilderness Walk Zoo and Recreation Park. Winter enthusiasts will find Telemark Resort and Convention Center in the city.

Fun activities in the city include Lumberjack Bowl and American Birkebeiner Trail. Other places to visit in town include National Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame and Museum, Park Theater and Hayward Information Center.