"Idyllic and Historic La Pointe" La Pointe by yooperprof

La Pointe Travel Guide: 14 reviews and 24 photos

La Pointe is the village on bucolic Madeline Island. About 250 people live here year round, and in the summertime a few thousand come over for their holiday homes. But don't come here thinking this is another Mackinac Island - here you'll find no horse poop on the streets, no Grand Hotel, no fudge shops. Who needs it?

The "main street" of La Pointe - right on the water - is nothing much, but on it you can get the necessities for your stay on the island: gas, groceries and grub.

One of Madeline Island ferries - plowing the waters between La Pointe and Bayfield. The ferries carry 20-30 cars each, covering the few miles in about half an hour.

The sign says that a free bus to the Mall of America leaves here every day at noon.

It's a joke - an example of the wry humor of the people who run Tom's Burned Out Bar.

If you really want rampant commercialism, chain stores galore, and all the allure of decadent capitalism, you should probably have gone to Bloomington.

  • Last visit to La Pointe: Jun 2007
  • Intro Updated Jul 20, 2007
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  • deecat's Profile Photo
    Dec 13, 2004 at 5:06 PM

    What a quaint, unusual place. I had a smile the entire time I read your descriptions and saw the photos. Now, this is really a laid back place.

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