Big Ravine

Bayfield Chamber and Visitor Center Executive Director David Eades (from left), Landmark Conservancy conservation manager Erika Lang and Bayfield Parks and Recreation Committee Chairwoman Kate Kitchell show plans to build new Big Ravine Preserve trail segments and install a stairway between the Bayfield school and Gil Larsen Nature Trail.

Locals and tourists flock to Big Ravine Preserve’s Gil Larsen (aka Iron Bridge) Nature Trail, a walk teetering on the edge of downtown Bayfield that nevertheless looks like it’s carved out of the wilds of the Northwoods.

From Washington Street’s parking lot, the trail quickly ducks under a dense canopy of trees and winds along a trickling stream. Soon it passes beneath Bayfield’s Iron Bridge, barely visible through summer foliage high above.

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