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  • Two access points:

  • One block from downtown La Pointe on Big Bay Road

  • Or one mile east of downtown La Pointe at trailhead on Middle Road

  •  Access Nucy Meech/Fisherman's Loop Trails from Capser Trail 

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North End

  • Three access points:

  • 1. Burroughs Trailhead (parking lot on north side of North Shore Road)

  • 2. Sowl Trailhead (just south of 3610 North Shore Road on south side of NS Road)

  • 3. School House Road Trailhead (between Kron Dahlin Ln and Chippewa Trl)


Big Bay Town and State Parks

  • Town Park: Located 6 miles northeast of downtown La Pointe, on Big Bay Road.  Big Bay Town park and State park are located at each side of Big Bay and are joined together by a boardwalk system.

  • State Park: On the eastern side of Madeline Island, the largest of the Apostle Islands archipelago, Big Bay State Park features picturesque sandstone bluffs along 4 miles of Lake Superior shoreline. The park also has a 1-mile boardwalk, and many hiking trails. 

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Backyard Trail

(Winter Use Only)

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