Biking in the Bay
Wanna feel like a kid again? Grab a bike and head on out! The Bay-Waveland area has miles of awesome bike trails!
- story by Lisa Monti
On the north side of U.S. 90 is Dunbar Avenue’s bike path in the quiet Cedar Point area. The wide street leads down to the water and the seawall, which is popular for fishing, crabbing and bird watching. Pelicans, herons and other birds are plentiful along the open water and in the nearby wetlands along the Beach Boulevard Scenic Byway.
If you're a more serious biker, you can take the 13 miles beach road all the way from Cedar Point to Bayou Caddy (or vice versa, of course!). Photographer Chris Christofferson wrote a fantastic mile-by-mile guide of the entire route for this magazine in 2015.
For those who want to take a self-guided tour, there’s a brochure for that: the Old Town Bay St. Louis Historic Walking & Biking Tour leads the way to 24 destinations (and you can access the mobile-friendly PDF version in our sidebar!). Start with the tiny Tercentenary Park that sits at 31 feet — the highest elevation on the Gulf of Mexico — and go from there. Bikers can travel along Main Street and Old Town’s shops to the Depot area and end up at the Kate Lobrano House, home to the Hancock County Historical Society.
Then there are Hancock County’s seven designated byways made for biking, walking, birding and boating. In all, there are more than 30 miles of roads offering access to the county’s natural resources and historical features.
One of the Scenic Byways Routes is west Hancock County