We invite you to experience lake views, a beautiful nature trail and a glimpse at some expansive Palm Beach mansions while biking along Palm Beach's Lake Trail. The Lake Trail in Palm Beach is a bike and walking path that follows the Intracoastal Waterway with vistas of the calm, idyllic waters framed by lush tree branches. The majestic high-rises and yachts of West Palm Beach across the water add to the glitz, as does the lovely arched bridge across the water. Coconut trees galore sway overhead as you pedal by several historic sites including the Henry Flagler Mansion and Museum and the oldest standing home in Palm Beach.
Location and Details
Trail: The trail runs about 5 miles from Peruvian Avenue (South Lake Drive) at the south, to North Lake Way just past the Sailfish Club at the north. Park on any of the side streets adjacent to the trail. An easy, scenic ride.
End Points: Peruvian Ave to North Trail: Sunset Park to Esplanade Way; South Trail: Royal Palm Way (at the Royal Park Bridge) to Whitehall Way (near the Flagler Museum)
Mileage: 5 miles
Nearby points of interest: Palm Beach, Henry Flagler Mansion and Museum, Peanut Island
Sample Itinerary- Spend the day touring Palm Beach on Two Wheels
Begin your trip through time at the Flagler Museum, where you can enjoy High Tea on the weekends during season. Next door, pedal upon Mr. Flagler’s modest first home on the island, Sea Gull Cottage, Palm Beach’s oldest house. Snap a picture with your sweetheart under the awesome giant kapok tree on the property. It’s been the location for marriage proposals and declarations of love for much of the tree’s 189-year lifespan.
Follow along the South Lake Trail to the famous Worth Avenue. If you aren’t lured into the luxury retailers, meander through Via Mizner to find secret alcoves and gardens draped in bougainvillea. As you make your way toward the beach, you will meet the iconic Clock Tower.
Cruise along the shoreline as you work your way back north via South Ocean Boulevard. You will be led to bear left onto Barton Avenue and pass Bethesda-by-the-Sea. Palm Beach’s oldest church.
See you on the trail! For more information on the finest homes in the Palm Beaches, contact a Tauber Real Estate Services Realtor at 561-626-4633.