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Hayward is a city in Sawyer County, Wisconsin, United States, next to the Namekagon River. “Named for Judson Hayward, who built a sawmill here.

Hayward is a popular fishing destination know for it’s trophy-sized muskie, northern pike, walleye, and smallmouth bass.

Many lakes in the area including Lac Courte Oreilles, Grindstone Lake, Round Lake, Moose Lake, Windigo Lake, and the Chippewa Flowage. Also home to the “Quiet Lakes” (Teal, Ghost and Lost Land Lakes), which do not allow water sports as do the larger lakes.

haywardHayward is home to the National Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame contained within the 200-foot (61 m) long tribute to the Musky. One can climb up into the mouth of the fish, a fiberglass sculpture, and look over the town, as well as Lake Hayward.

In addition to fishing, Hayward is also a hot spot for deer hunting, golfing, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, and road and mountain biking.

Hayward is the site of many festivals and events. The annual Chequamegon Fat Tire Festival is the largest gathering of off-road mountain bike riders in the world, and is the largest mass start mountain bike race in the United States. The first Fat Tire Festival was held in 1983 with 27 riders, and in 2008 the race was capped at 2500 competitors. The two main races include the 40-mile “Chequamegon 40”, and the 16-mile “Short and Fat”. Participants in the annual Lumberjack World Championships compete in a variety of lumberjack games such as log rolling, chopping, sawing, and chainsaw events. Hayward hosts the American Birkebeiner cross-country skiing race. Both the Birkebeiner and Fat Tire Festival are the largest races of their type in the country.


American Birkebeiner

The Birkie is a year-round lifestyle choice for thousands of outdoor fitness enthusiasts of all levels. From its signature ski race–the legendary American Birkebeiner–The Birkie has grown into an exciting array of fitness and recreational opportunities. The 50-kilometer Birkie Trail attracts skiers, runners, bikers, trekkers, and hikers, from casual day-trippers to elite superstars. Hosted by major-event specialists Hayward and Cable, Wisconsin, the Birkie is now an outdoor sports mecca, a series of great races, a fitness destination, and a lifestyle.
Ski . Run . Live!

Hayward Lakes Visitor & Convention Bureau

Whether it’s the variety of sports, selection of excellent dining, unique shopping, one-of-a-kind attractions, or just a quiet secluded setting you’re looking for, you’re sure to enjoy your getaway in Hayward. This is a community that welcomes you as our guest. Let us make this the best vacation getaway you’ve had!

Hayward Area Chamber of Commerce

The Hayward Lakes Area Welcomes You to our Northwoods! Woods, Water, World Class Events… Hayward, Sawyer County, Wisconsin. The Hayward, Wisconsin Area Chamber of Commerce would like to invite you to take a walk back in time and enjoy our wonderful Hayward Lakes region of Northern Wisconsin. Come to the Hayward Area where you’ll find a community rich in history, culture, recreation and commerce. After all, thousands of vacationers return every year because they just can’t get enough of the area’s Northwood charm.