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Presque Isle State Park

Address: 1 Peninsula Drive, Erie, PA 16505
Phone Number: (814) 833-7424
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Ranked #1 of 13 Attractions in Erie
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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53 reviews 53 reviews
14 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

We are from this area. We have lived here all of our lives and consider ourselves very lucky to have such a gem in our own backyard. It's a wonderful place to bike ride, hike (summer or winter), swim, boat, picnic, build a sand castle or simply read a book. We are beach bums and spend every weekend in the... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

When I was young, at least once per summer, my parents would pack the eight of us kids in the family station wagon and head to Presque Isle.The ride seemed excruciatingly long but, the rewards were great. We got family time, which was very rare, fun in the sun and air by the water, jumping in the waves, and finding... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

From bike paths to boat launches and from picnic areas to wildlife there is plenty for family to do. The sunsets are rated the 3rd best in the country !

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Cleveland, Ohio
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

This place is just simply amazing. Plenty to do, see and enjoy! We enjoy it in the spring, summer, fall, and winter. Always something to see like the Snowy Owls. Very much a must do for the regional traveler. Enjoy folks.

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Erie, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Presque Isle is a special place. There are so many wonderful things to do and see that you normally would only find someplace in a warmer year around climate. Activities and boarding are generally less costly in Erie than other tourist areas in the country.

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Barkeyville, PA
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11 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

the beaches are a great place to sit and relax on a cool, breezy day. take a couple chairs, a good book and a blanket and some munchies & a warm drink and you can set there for hours, reading, snoozing or just watching the waves hit the shore. the water is also warm enough to wade up and down... More 

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Austin, Texas
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

I lived in a short time in Erie, and in my opinion, Presque Isle has plenty to do throughout the year.

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Beautiful beach and lovely walk along the water - not quite the seaside but pretty close. Lots of birds and other wildlife. Go during the week to avoid weekend crowds

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Make this a stop visit when in Erie. Biking, walking trails. Historic. sightseeing tours and the beach in one stop.

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buffalo, ny
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Love this beautiful park any time of year. This was my first winter visit and it was very pretty that snowy areas. Always a nice drive through the park stopping at different viewing areas along the different beaches in the park.

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