Cornucopia (Corny) Beach Distance: .3 miles Trail Difficulty: Easy Owned/managed by the Town of Bell Map
A popular swimming beach for locals and tourists, these 6.3 acres of Corny Beach (west of the marina) and its surrounding wetlands were purchased in 2000 with help of a Wisconsin Coastal Management grant and a grant from the Wisconsin DNR.
Situated in the Town of Bell (otherwise known as Cornucopia), Corny Beach consists of sandy Lake Superior shoreline and wetlands. Corny beach's tag alder wetlands, beautiful sandy beaches and public access to Lake Superior are preserved forever.
Please note that the beach is privately owned beyond these 6.3 acres. According to the Wisconsin Water Law, the ordinary high water mark (OHWM) delineates the boundary or lateral extent of a natural stream or lake. Areas below the OHWM are considered a part of the streambed or lake bed, and areas above the OHWM are considered land. In Doemel v. Jantz, the Wisconsin Supreme Court held that persons who own the land adjacent to a stream or lake, known as riparians, have the exclusive privileges of the shore for purposes of access to his land and water. The court concluded that public rights extend only to the water's edge and that walking on the shoreland between the ordinary high and low water marks constitutes a trespass.