Walk 1 – Bay and Old Lake Road Loop

This bay and lakeside walk uses the Karl Boyes Multi-Purpose National Recreational Trail and the Old Lake Road. The bay side portion offers a wonderful view of the entire Presque Isle Bay. The lake side presents a chance to either walk on a paved road surface or move to the water’s edge for a more intense walk in the sand.


This walk starts at Beach #1 parking lot and follows the Karl Boyes Multi-Purpose Trail along Presque Isle Bay to the 2-mile marker. Cross the main road, and begin your walk on the outbound section of the Multi-Purpose Trail at the 11.2-mile marker. Follow the trail along the Old Lake Road, which parallels the lake shore to the 12.9-mile marker and the Beach #1 parking lot. This last section of the walk can also be done on the lake shoreline.

Special Features:

  1. Views of the city
  2. Sunrise vistas
  3. Bird watching
  4. Sculling practice on bay (spring and summer mornings)
  5. “The Feather” viewing platform


4 miles

Type Walk:


Approximate time:

1.5 hours



Surface conditions:

Paved surface