Main Street, Hayward WI was started in 1883 as a busy lumber town and Main Street served as the center of this little industrial place. But in 1922, the Lumber Mill burnt to the ground and was not rebuilt. Hayward had to find a new direction. The Northwood's, Lakes and of course the Musky became the new big attractions for the Midwest metro to venture north to visit, relax and enjoy. For generations, Hayward Main Street has been entertaining families and tourists alike. From the Bakery to the candy store, the Dairy and all the unique quaint shops, Main Street has been the center for family fun. Downtown Main Street is even the host to world class events: The American Birkenbeiner finish line (largest Nordic ski race in North America), The Lumberjack World Championships and the starting line to the Chequamegon Fat Tire Festival (the largest mountain bike race in the country). Hayward is also the host to the Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame. But Main Street needs your help to maintain and grow, and continue to entertain for generations to come!