Visiting Northland College is fun in any season, but there are so many things to see and do in the Chequamegon* Bay area right now that a visit can easily turn into a greater adventure. So plan your in-person campus visit today and prepare to fall in love!
We offer larger, open-house-style visit days on the dates listed under Upcoming Visit Days. Visit Days provide you an in-depth look at Northland College by:
- Touring campus
- Talking with current students
- Learning about our 40+ academic programs
- Getting all your questions answered!
Individual in-person visits are offered Monday through Saturday. Your visit will include:
- a 60-minute campus tour
- a 30-minute meeting with an admissions counselor
- some awesome Northland swag!
If you can’t visit in person yet, no problem! Join us for an Online Preview Day. We’ll cover a variety of topics, from basic information about Northland and our admissions process to how to make the most of your college search. There will be opportunities to get your questions answered in real-time by an admissions team and current students, as well as a chance to do an on-the-ground tour of campus with an admissions counselor!
No upcoming events.
Hiking and Biking
If you looking for a quick, easy hike you can’t do better than Houghton Falls. If you’re looking for something more challenging, and want to be rewarded with amazing views of Chequamegon Bay and the Apostle Islands, hike to St. Peter’s Dome. If you’re into chasing waterfalls, make sure to check out Copper Falls State Park. Or, if biking is more your style, rent a bike from Bay City Bikes in Ashland and coast along the paved trail along the Bay
Water, Water Everywhere
It’s no secret that the largest freshwater lake in the world makes for incredible water-based adventures. Fish to your heart’s content on Long Lake. Cool down during a hot afternoon by paddleboarding out on the Bay. Kayak to the sea caves along the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore. Take the Madeline Island Ferry from Bayfield over to Madeline Island.
Sand, Sun, and Water
If you’re looking for sand, sun, and easy access to Lake Superior, we recommend Friendly Valley, Meyer’s, Cornucopia, or Maslowski beaches—all within an hour of Northland’s campus!
Welcome to Northland
“It has taken many years to fully realize how influential Northland College truly was. Not just with the many strong and deep connections I had made with people, or the intriguing coursework, or the many wilderness adventures, but the countless daily experiences that showed me that it was OK to be me.”
—Cait Irwin, class of ’03, artist & entrepreneur