"One Tank Trip: Bayfield"

By KBJR News 1

September 7, 2011 Updated Sep 7, 2011 at 8:41 PM CST


As we get into the fall leaf season many people think about taking a drive to see the colors of Autumn.
But with the cost of gas these days some may fear it will be just too expensive.

In this week's "Your Green Life" Meteorologist Jeff Edmondson takes a look at one place most Northlanders can visit on just one tank of gas.

It's a win–win situation...a gorgeous, colorful drive, and a lot of fun once you get to your destination.

One of my favorite parts about driving along the south shore it's just so scenic, especially in fall, you can see all of those colors.

On this tank, I'm going to Bayfield, Wisconsin population of around 600 people, but thousands of apples. Along your route, using cruise control and watching your speed can give you more miles per gallon especially if you take the challenge of only using one tank of gas.
And once you reach your destination there's so much to see and do.

"You could visit the orchards which are a mile out of town, you could go for a sail boat ride. You could go on a cruise ride out to see the islands. You can take out a kayak or you can taste all of the tasty things in our restaurants including whitefish livers", said Cari Obst with the Bayfield Visitor Center.

There's also the variety of sweet treats available at the Apple Festival.
When you hit the road don't forget to stay environmentally conscious with your recycling and lodging. In Bayfield one choice is the Thimbleberry Inn. It uses eco–friendly cleaning products and also recycles as much as possible, something management has done for the past several years.

"My husband and I build it from scratch and this is our 19th season, so we built it about 20 years ago...The most popular months are July, August, and September. Our favorite month is September because the kids are going off to school and it's nice and quiet up here," said Sharon Locey of the Thimbleberry Inn.

On this one tank trip I only used 5.6 gallons of gas which cost $21.44.
In Bayfield, I'm Meteorologist Jeff Edmondson, the Northlands NewsCenter.

The 50th Bayfield Apple Festival will run October 7–9.

To find out more about the applefest or the Thimbleberry Inn visit:
www.bayfield.org
www.thimbleberryinn.com

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