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Presque Isle State Park

1 Peninsula Drive, Erie, PA 16505
(814) 833-7424
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Ranked #1 of 16 Attractions in Erie
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks, Outdoors
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Denver, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

You can't go wrong with a drive around the peninsula! In the summer it is a great place to swim and in the winter it is a great place to lake watch. A must see when visiting Erie!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

The park is slightly different any other on the shore of Lake Erie because of its location on an isle jutting out into the lake. One side faces the city while the other the expanse of the lake. The sunset is thakfully on the lake side and hence a spectacular view. Water is pristine which is very rare of Erie... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

25mph loop with parking lots for trails and enjoying the view. Lighthouse, Perry Monument, Beaches. Tom Ridge Environmental Center has tower for great views, along with lots to learn about the wildlife in this park.

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Greentown, Pennsylvania
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41 reviews 41 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We were there during the fall / off season. At this time of year it is quite and calm. Very relaxing place to walk, enjoy nature, and watch the water. It's also a great place for bird watchers... Lots of wildlife to enjoy!

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Tampa
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

No street performers, no one selling temporary tattoos, no one asking for spare change. Water, sand, trees, marshes, wildlife, trails, runners, walkers, photographers, falling leaves, and a great place to visit.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

I spent an extended weekend in Erie this past summer. I had not been to Erie in many years and was pleasantly surprised by the beauty of Presque Isle state park. The beaches were lovely and there was a lot to do (hiking, biking, boating, and of course swimming). There were playground areas for children, a handicap accessible beach, refreshment... More

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Wyandotte
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We didnt spend much time here , just to watch the sunset . I would love to come back in the summer to enjoy all aspects of the park .

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Erie, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Presque Isle offers so much to so many. My favorite events are the Wednesday evening concerts on the beach sponsored by Discover Presque Isle. They are always free and open to the public. The music is top notch and something everyone can appreciate - young and old. The sunsets are spectacular. Something else everyone should do is the pontoon ride... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I love this place!! The paved multipurpose trail gets very crowded so I prefer to hit the unpaved hiking trails. There is so much wildlife to see that I can't even possibly name it all ( turtles, snakes, fish, birds,beavers, deer, foxes, coyotes and if you are very lucky a bald eagle). Don't miss the gull point trail and the... More

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Erie, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Living nearby, locals tend to take Presque Isle State Park for granted. But this natural "escape" is an amazing place to visit while in the area. Miles of sandy beaches, wooded trails, boating and water skiing in the summer, great fishing, running, walking, biking, roller blading, there's no limit to the natural beauty to explore. And it's all free! In... More

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