There's lots to see and do on this beautiful island! Where you ride depends on how much time you have, and your preferences. We're happy to help you decide!
For the safety of all, please ride single file when there's traffic!
This tour includes the roads around town which are close to Motion To Go.
Visit Madeline Island Museum and the Madeline Island Historical Preservation Association. You can extend the trip, past the library, town hall and St. Joseph's church, to the trailhead of the Capser Trail off Big Bay Road.
Or go south on Main Street, past Joanie's Beach and St. John's church, to the Marina, the Golf Course, Ojibwe Memorial Park and the Old Indian Cemetery.
Bikers can go on Mondamin around the Golf Course, take a side trip to Grant's Point, and return down the hill on Old Fort Road. Mopeds can go up the hill.
Or for a somewhat longer ride, take Middle Road to view Chebomnicon Bay, and come back via South Shore.
Scroll to the map below. Use the ferry line's walking tour maps for reference:
To get to Big Bay State Park take the bike path at the side of Middle Road.
Go past Chebomnicon Bay to the stop sign at Black Shanty Road. Continue straight on Hagen Road to the State Park entrance near the end on the left.
Turn right to travel a short distance to the south end of The Point Trail and some great views of the lake.
Turn left from the park entrance, then turn right toward the campsites. Stop at the Picnic Area. Across the clearing are stairs down to Big Bay Barrier Beach.
Left of the clearing is a ramp down to the beach. This gives access to the boardwalk which goes through the woods, past the beach and lagoon, and on to the Town Park.
Don't forget to visit the middle of The Point trail further along the park road. For terrific views across the lake, park and walk the short trail to the cliffs!
To get to Big Bay Town Park take Middle Road past Chebomnicon Bay to the stop sign at Black Shanty Road. Turn left, and travel to Big Bay Road. Turn right.
When you get to the Town Park sign, turn in and park in the lot.
Walk the path to the left of the picnic shelter. At the end is a beautiful overlook across the lagoon.
You can canoe or kayak the lagoon, or kayak the bay and around the State Park Point cliffs. (Make arrangements in town beforehand.)
To the left are steps down to the bridge which crosses the lagoon—another great photo op! A walkway leads to Big Bay Beach.
Swim, take some sun, and walk the beach.
Explore the boardwalk and path which connects with the State Park boardwalk.
Continue on Big Bay Road past the Town Park to the end of the island.
Big Bay Road is paved all the way to Schoolhouse Road, where there is a small beach on the right.
There are some spectacular views of the lake across to Michigan on this route.
For safety's sake, we do not allow the use of our mopeds and bicycles on the dirt and gravel roads on Madeline Island.
The one exception is the short distance on Old Fort Road just past South Shore Road, which is the way to Grant's Point. Please use caution if you travel this route!