From the beginning in 1904, when the Town of Oulu was established, the people have been a close-knit group with strong support for their community, church, youth, and each other. They are known for their strong work ethic and Sisu! Oulu was heavily influenced by Finnish ancestors. Over the years, that influence has been changed with non-Finnish residents and their descendants, making Oulu a family-friendly community for everyone.
In one's lifetime, the Town of Oulu has been transformed from a farming community to what one might call a commuting town. People now commute to larger communities for employment.
Oulu is located in close proximity to ATV, snowmobile, cross-country trails, and downhill skiing. Within its boundaries, Oulu boasts of a number of fishing streams and is only two miles from the famous Brule River and six miles from Lake Superior. Oulu has a beautiful park with a playground, basketball court, volleyball area, baseball fields, and a pavilion. Oulu offers many activities for their youth, such as the Gitchee Gumee 4-H Club, Oulu Community Theater, Youth baseball, and numerous local church youth groups.
Oulu is one of Bayfield County's best-kept secrets. It's here for you to discover!