Bike Trail

One of Goddard State Park's most popular features is a 12-mile paved trail that hugs Lake Wilhelm's shoreline, and can be accessed from Launches 4, 2, or 1, the marina, the dam, or Dugan's Run. The trail is open to bikers, hikers, snowmobilers and cross-country skiiers.


"Perfect for families. We have a two year old daughter who rides in a bike carrier and a six year old son who rides his own bike. The trail is well marked and is always maintained."--ROJO,

"This trail is great. The entire family loves it."--Denise,

"This path is really underused, given what a scenic and smooth route it is. The ride makes an excellent alternative to the Ernst Trail in Meadville, which can be a bit congested on nice weekends."--mjuhasz,

"The trail offers a nice variety for cross country skiing. Gentle grades along with a few hills will keep your cardiovascular system working. There are many turns as the path follows the shore line. It's a great way to enjoy the quiet whiteness of a winter day."--rickcarr,



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Goddard State Park Projects

FROG, Friends of Goddard, uses profits from the Frolic and other events to purchase items needed by the park. Objects purchased in the past have included the following, in addition to a shelter on the park's bike trail. (See the left column here for more information about the trail.).


handicapped access pier at Goddard State Park

Handicapped-access pier



Quadra-Fire stove at Environmental Learning Center

Quadra-Fire stove that burns switchgrass pellets to heat the Environmental Learning Center