Where to Find Free and Fast WIFI when Traveling in Wisconsin UP NORTH: Ashland + Lake Superior + Chequamegon Bay Edition

Girl in Northern Wisconsin enjoying nature and on her phone.

Traveling in Northern Wisconsin can be a great opportunity to “unplug” and get away from it all. But if your job requires you to work from the road, or you’re like me and want to post photos of your adventures and check in on social media while traveling you will need to find places to connect to WIFI. If you are staying at a hotel this shouldn’t be a problem. If you are staying at a small resort, cabin, or camping you are more than likely going to need to find a place to connect.


If you are heading to the Ashland Wisconsin, Apostle Islands, and the south shore of Lake Superior here are are a few places you can access WIFI and explore some local favorites during your Northern adventures.

Free WIFI in Ashland Wisconsin

Northern Great Lakes Visitors Center

This is a “must see” on your trip to Northern Wisconsin anyway, so hanging out for a few hours using the WIFI is an added bonus. The Visitors Center has some amazing murals, exhibits, and nature trails so you can get out and stretch your legs between meetings.

29270 County Hwy G. Ashland, Wisconsin 54806

The Black Cat Coffeehouse

Coffee and Wi-Fi in Ashland, Wisconsin
Photo by: Maria Fernanda Gonzalez

This coffee shop has been an area favorite since it opened in 1995. Local tip: head across the street to the Ashland Baking Company and grab yourself a pastry to enjoy with your coffee.


211 Chappel Avenue. Ashland, Wisconsin, 54806


The Vaughn Public Library

Guys hanging out at a library on computers
Photo by Pricilla Du Preez

If you’re traveling with kids they can browse the children’s section while you browse the web. The library also has a variety of summer programs and events to keep the little ones occupied.


502 West Main Street. Ashland, Wisconsin 54806


Chequamegon Food Co-op 

Beautiful Salad Plate in Ashland Wisconsin
Photo by Brooke Lark

This great little grocery is also a great place to hang out. They have an amazing salad bar and soups so grab a bite to eat, pull up a chair and make yourself at home. And don’t think you won’t be leaving with a bag of locally grown fruits and veggies! Their selection is amazing–Y. U. M!


The WIFI  password is written on the chalkboard in the seating area. If you have trouble finding it, just ask one of their friendly associates.


McDonalds and Walmart


The Ashland Wisconsin Walmart and McDonalds also offer free wifi.


Man at Coffee Shop With Trees in the Background
Photo by Hannah Wei


If you’re looking for a great place to stay when heading “Up North” check out Mission Springs Resort in Ashland, Wisconsin. Beautiful cottages and Lake House with two private beaches on Lake Superior’s Chequamegon Bay. Open year round with access to ATV and snowmobile trails, minutes to Bayfield and the Apostle Islands, and yes, we have free wifi!

Check Availability at Mission Springs Resort in Ashland Wisconsin