I’ve done that bike ride to Lake Orion and back many times. And I’ve been known to stop at Rochester Mills after the ride to treat myself to a well deserved beer and a bowl of their delicious beer cheese soup. Been a couple of years though. I will have to make sure to make it a few times this year. Like you said, beautiful scenery along the way.I don't get up there like I used to (haven't had time), but I'd always park on E. 2nd St. at the Clinton River Trail trailhead and take the Paint Creek Trail by bicycle. One of my favorites for scenery in the area, and it's just under ten miles to Lake Orion via the trail.