The Chippewa called this place Shaga-wa-mik, or 'narrow point of land." To get here, cross over the Lift Bridge in Canal Park and start driving. Actually, as soon as you cross over the bridge, you are on Park Point but the recreation area is about three miles east past the residential section. Park at the local airport and take the gravel road to the left. This is the trailhead which leads you at to the eastern most tip of the Point and the Superior Entry. The beach and its beautiful dunes are on your left and the mouth of the St Louis and Nemadji rivers flow into the natural harbor on the right.
The terrain is open and sandy, reminding me of the Outer Banks of North Carolina. You are likely to find strawberries, blueberries and raspberries growing wild in the summer but all seasons have their own unique beauty here. I particularly like the winter when the Great Lake has frozen into jagged ice berg like formations along the shore line and the beach is covered in snow. Boomer, my dog, and I can walk for hours in the peace and solitude of this place, enjoying the uniqueness of its geography and beauty.
March 3, 2001
From journal "The San Franciso of the Midwest"