The City of Ashland, population 8,200, is nestled on the southern shore of Lake Superior’s Chequamegon Bay and is the commercial hub of the Chequamegon Bay. The City boasts a unique mix of historic charm and modern convenience.

With the creation and passage of the City of Ashland’s Comprehensive Plan (2004 – 2014): The Making of an Exceptional City in 2004, it seemed natural that in 2005, the City of Ashland became an Eco-Municipality.

Over the past eight years, Ashland has continued to be a more sustainable community for area residents and visitors by adopting a Smart Growth Plan (2004 – 2024), creation a Waterfront Development Plan, an update of the Unified Development Ordinance (UDO), an update of the Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (2013-2018) and the passage of the a resolution to “preserve safe and clean drinking water”.


Ashland Ore Dock

In May of 2013, the City signed onto the Green Tier Legacy Communities Program. The City of Ashland has participated in the Tree City program for 9 years and was named a Bird City Wisconsin in June of 2013.

Visit the City of Ashland site for more information.