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Address: Presque Isle, PA
Phone Number: 814-871-4251
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Activities: Hiking, Picnicking
Description: A good park for picnicking.

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A must see in Erie

Beautiful park with over a dozen beaches. In some areas you really do feel like you're at the ocean. The summer crowds can make getting from one end of the peninsula a bit time... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Beautiful park with over a dozen beaches. In some areas you really do feel like you're at the ocean. The summer crowds can make getting from one end of the peninsula a bit time consuming as cars will be bumper to bumper in and out. The lighthouse tour was really nice and provided a beautiful view from the top. We... More 

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Youngstown, Ohio
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

The park is very pretty. You can walk on the beach or in the trails. You can bring your own bike or rent one in the park. I have 3 children under the age of 8. They were not very impressed when we visited because they were not allowed in the water due to the high bacteria count. There were... More 

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Youngstown, Ohio
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Beach 8 is the best. You can usually park on the road right by the beach and a row of shade trees with picnic tables.You need cash for the concession stand. 13 miles of flat level bike trails with awesome views. Sara's diner at the entrance to the park has orange sherbert and vanilla swirl cones that are addicting. Waldamere... More 

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Erie, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Presque Isle is a local treasure. The walking/biking trails are a great way to spend a warm evening with family. Stick with the weekdays to avoid crowding and start a few miles into the park to get the trails to yourself. If only they could send the smell of saltwater into the air, you'd never need to vacation away from... More 

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West Lafayette, Indiana, United States
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24 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Beautiful park! There are plenty of choices and we were able to find a beach that was fairly vacant. Parking was also not a problem. We were passing through the area on a cooler day and stopped to enjoy the scenery. We did not get in the water. I highly recommend this park!

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Reinholds, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Spent today (Sunday before Memorial Day) touring the park. Absolutely beautiful place. It didn't hurt that we had a PERFECT day weather wise. The sailboats on the lake were stunning. The entire place is well kept, from the walking and biking trails to the beaches. Being a lover of lighthouses, the highlight of my day was the tour of the... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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16 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

This is a wonderful place to get away to a beach when you don't have the time to go to the ocean. The park is clean and the beaches are amazing. I was able to sit and read a book - just listening to the water hit the shore. This week was my third visit - I'll be coming back!

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North Canton, Ohio
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22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I rate the park 5 stars but the scenic 90 minute cruise was a bust. There was very little scenery of interest. For example, I would usually take a couple of dozen pics while on a cruise like this. I took one. The engine noise was very loud, the speaker system marginally effective and the narrator could hardly be understood.... More 

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Elyria, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Many unique areas to this peninsula. Employees at concessions #10 were very polite and efficient. Beaches seem clean and maintained. We enjoyed a wonderful sunset cruise ($16/adult) from the dock near Perry Monument.

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Pittsburgh
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26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

My husband and I visited Presque Isle State Park for the first time in over 20 years yesterday. All I can say is "Wow!" The entire area is much cleaner and prettier than we remembered. We visited Beach 10 and enjoyed a fabulous afternoon of lovely sand, waves, breezes and sky. I almost felt like I was visiting the ocean.... More 

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Address: Presque Isle, PA
Phone Number: 814-871-4251
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Presque Isle

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