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Presque Isle State Park

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Address: 1 Peninsula Drive, Erie, PA 16505
Phone Number: (814) 833-7424
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A must visit all year round!!

This park has something for everyone!! Perfect beaches to lay and enjoy the sand and water. Wonderful biking grounds jogging paths 13 miles around the peninsula. You can bird... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

This park has something for everyone!! Perfect beaches to lay and enjoy the sand and water. Wonderful biking grounds jogging paths 13 miles around the peninsula. You can bird watch, rent a canoe or motor boat. Fishing, or rent a bike!! our favorite beach is beach 10...in the summertime it's the "kit beach" because so many people come to fly... More 

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Westerville, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Walking the beach is peaceful and quiet. You can drive all around the Isle but take time to get out and explore

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Erie, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Presque Isle is a wonderful place if enjoy the outdoors. PROS -A state park with no admission fee -Plenty of trails for hiking -The Rotary Pavilion is great place to take children fishing, I suck at fishing but my boys love it. here you are all most garunteed to catch blue gills. They also stock the ponds with trout. -Decent... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Beautiful and peaceful place to visit in the summer. The lake is huge. Nice place to go picnicking, fishing, boating, kayaking, biking and hiking, among other things. If you get hungry, there's a nice burger place called Sara's there...almost as good as In-N-Out.

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Pennsylvania
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21 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

It requires a trip in the worse of the winter.. but to see the lake frozen over is well worth the trip. But watch the weather forecast. Snow is this part of the country get very serious!

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Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Presque Isle State Park is truly a unique area for both summer and winter activities. It offers many and varied recreation opportunities. Because it is a penninsula, it has both bay and lake sides, also lagoons and smaller bays. The bay is huge and is used by boaters and fishers. The lake side has miles of beaches. Young visitors from... More 

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Erie, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Of course there are the beaches in the summer , but this is a great 4 season location. In the winter, there are trails for walking and hiking, cross country skiing, and ice fishing. The spring and fall are the best times to look for beach glass. Look for glass after a storm, but also after the waves have died... More 

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Erie, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This beautiful park is “local” for me and my family has enjoyed it for generations, If you plan on visiting take the time to experience all of the many different ecological environments in this park. Its not all about the beaches and its not just for the summer months. There is some much you can do or not do. Just... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

live in Erie, so the state park is a great place to run, bike, swim etc. Could do more to have a boardwalk on the bayside with small shops, bistros,,etc. The bridge over the channel so it could be accessed from the east side of town would greatly impact it, and should be finally put in.

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Erie, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Like to fish, see a beautiful sunset, are you a bird watcher, like to ride a bike, walk, jog, in-line skate, have a picnic, swim, enjoy a sandy peninsula that surrounds Lake Erie, fly a kite, relax in or out of the sun, feel a warm or cool breeze on your face, go to a place that can be romantic... More 

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