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

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Great trails, nice beaches

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Erie, Pennsylvania
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Erie, Pennsylvania
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32 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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 16 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 13 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 9 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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43 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
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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21 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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Ellwood City, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We visited yesterday and were so surprised to find that dogs do not appear to be welcome. No sooner than we stepped on the beach was a lifeguard telling us we couldn't walk him there. We could only take him on unguarded areas. I have always loved my past visits to Presque Isle and having been at the ocean with... More 

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22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

So if you are on a budget and vacationing in the Erie PA area, this is a must. Free hiking, biking, swimming, sunbathing, rollerblading, and playgrounds for the children! You can bring your kayaks and paddle boards, too. Also, for a very reasonable price you can rent tandem bikes, 4 person bikes, and even Segways! Great way to relax on... More 

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Marysville, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Fantastic place to bike and swim. I saw rentals for boats as well. Sand is a bit rocky compared to a traditional beach, but otherwise you do feel like you're at the shore. Lots of life guard coverage. Concession stands are only at some beaches and only open at peak hours. They only take cash and it's expensive. We went... More 

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

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