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Big Bay State Park

There are seven miles of hiking trails at Big Bay State Park that wind through varied habitat, some of which are detailed through interpretive signage. Bikes are not allowed on any of the trails or boardwalks. Dog sleds are allowed only with a written permit from the park manager. Bird watchers are intrigued with the island park. A list of 240 species of birds seen in the park is available at the office. There's a wildlife observation deck along the east shore of the lagoon.

Bay View trail

The 1.3-mile Bay View Trail follows the shoreline on the north side of Big Bay Point. Late in the day, it's a great place to see deer and other wildlife and spectacular sunsets.

Boardwalk trail 

The 1.5-mile Boardwalk Trail is a flat, well-marked, accessible boardwalk with wooden benches at several points, interpretive signs and views of Lake Superior. The trail goes through a northern forest of red and white pines on the Big Bay Sand Spit. Pets are not permitted on the boardwalk.

Lagoon Ridges trail

This 2.6-mile trail goes around the west side of the lagoon and wetlands to the Indoor Group Camp. Big Bay State Park is working with the Town of La Pointe to extend a trail from the Lagoon Trail to a town park in La Pointe.

Point trail

Connecting with the Bay View Trail near the tip of the point, this 1.7-mile trail includes a loop with both inland and shoreline segments, plus a trail that winds through the woods between the outdoor group camp and regular campground and beach area (Woods Trail). The Cut Across Trail is a short volunteer trail that serves as a shortcut through the woods to the Point Trail Loop.