Karl Boyes Multi-purpose National Recreation Trail

Karl Boyes Multi-Purpose National Recreation Trail

This activity or structure is ADA accessible.

The Multi-Purpose Trail and extension makes a 13.5-mile circuit in the park. This paved trail is designated as a National Recreation Trail. This ADA accessible trail is popular with bicyclists, in-line skaters, and joggers.

The trail was renamed in 2003 for the late State Representative Karl Boyes. Without his vision and tireless efforts, the trail would not exist.

Yellow Bike Rentals

In the Waterworks Pumphouse area, near the Cookhouse Pavilion, a bike rental offers:

  • Bicycles
  • Four-wheeled surreys
  • Tricycles
  • Roller blades
  • Paddle boats

The bike rental is open from 10:00 A.M. - 8:00 P.M. daily, from Memorial Day through Labor Day; and 10:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M. on weekends during May and September, weather permitting. Contact the bike rental at 814-835-8900.

PA Seaway Trail

The Seaway Trail, which follows the Lake Erie Shoreline through Erie County from New York to Ohio and includes the Karl Boyes Multi-purpose Trail, is designated as a Pennsylvania Scenic Byway.