How could a beautiful, well maintained park have only one person on the beach on a day with 75 degree weather? Located in Waterford at 7800 Gale near M-59, Pontiac Lake Recreation Area, has over 3700 acres and is open year round. What a great place for a quick lunchtime escape or a picnic dinner. There is a mixture of beaches, marshes, ponds, heavy forests, old farm fields, river bottom and lakes support a wide variety of animals and excellent hunting. Designated trails meandering throughout the recreation area are available for horseback riding, hiking and mountain biking.