Today Angela and I took our bikes to Lake Fayetteville for a late afternoon bike ride. We parked at the Botanical Garden located off Crossover Rd. (see map below). From there we rode north along the paved trail, following the route on the map. There are a few small hills along the trail, but nothing too crazy. This trail is quite scenic and right now the sumac and sassafras are in their fall colors. The views from the dam and bridge, located at the western end of the trail, are really nice. The one slight negative of this trail is that you have to share the road with cars for a short while on Lake Fayetteville Rd.
In addition to the paved trail, the park has a dirt path around the lake, baseball fields, playgrounds, disc golf, fishing, boating, and the botanical garden.