Walk 16 – Perry Monument and Vistas

This is a short walk beginning at the Perry Monument. It follows the curving U shape of Misery Bay to the Lawrence Boat Launch, returning the same route. This walk is a photographer’s or artist’s dream and challenge. There are perhaps ten or more wonderful vistas along the walk to photograph or paint Perry Monument and Misery Bay’s waters. The walk also skirts the edges of Graveyard Pond, both of which produce interesting vistas and chances to view birds and wildlife.


Leaving the Perry Monument parking lot, join the Karl Boyes Multi-Purpose Trail at the 5.6-mile marker and turn right. Follow the trail for 8/10 of a mile to the 6.4-mile marker near the Lawrence Boat Launch, which is a dirt parking area with access to Misery Bay. Retrace your path to your car.

Special Features:

  1. Historical panels
  2. Birds
  3. Turtles
  4. Photographic vistas


1.6 miles

Type Walk:

Out and back

Approximate time:

1 hour



Surface conditions:

Paved Multi-Purpose Trail