Walk 11 – Presque Isle Lighthouse, Beach and Sunset Point Loop

This walk is mainly on sand and rough grass along the Lake Erie shoreline from the Presque Isle Lighthouse to Sunset Point. It returns on a little used inland path used by the park staff and also on the Karl Boyes Multi-Purpose Trail.

Route

This walk starts at the Presque Isle Lighthouse Historical Kiosk and follows along the Lake Erie shoreline to the right for one mile. When you reach a wide sandy beach area where the road becomes visible, you will have come to Sunset Point. Walk to your right about twenty yards and look again to your right for a wide sand ATV path leading back toward the lighthouse. This path winds its way west to Pine Tree Beach. At the Pine Tree parking area, the walk joins the Multi-Purpose Trail and takes you back to your car.

Special Features:

  1. Beach photography
  2. Driftwood and beach glass
  3. Kite flying and windsurfing area
  4. Hobbie-Cat beach

Distance:

1.8 miles

Type Walk:

Loop

Approximate time:

1 hour / Ecotour: 1.5 hours

Difficulty:

Moderate

Surface conditions:

Soft sand with rough beach grass