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Presque Isle State Park

Presque Isle, PA
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Type: State Parks, Parks
Activities: Picnicking, Hiking
Description: A good park for picnicking.
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Ellwood City, Pennsylvania
18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014 via mobile

Too many rules to enjoy the beach. I'm not going back. It felt like I was in a beautiful prison yard.

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Atlanta, GA
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110 reviews 110 reviews
35 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

I grew up going to Atlantic beaches, so going to a "real" beach with fresh (cold) water was a new experience for me. Yet there were waves, sand, lifeguards -- the whole nine yards. Presque Isle is a big, wooded sandbar, with lots of bike trails, places to kayak, flat hiking trails, and several different beaches and picnic areas. And... More

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Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
28 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

This state park was free, which is amazing, considering how much it offered. There are beaches galore, historical monuments and lighthouses, and trails for hiking and biking. My husband and I had a blast renting a bicycle built for two at a shop 3 miles into the park. Families will enjoy the pedal surreys and paddle boats. Near the park... More

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

mid Sunday morning visit. Good timing. As we left the park there was a very long line coming in on the main road. Will have to come back to enjoy the beauty. Wrong day/time for the pontoon tour. Again Tripadvisor comments were an encouragement to visit as we drove through Erie, PA

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Freedom, Ohio
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39 reviews 39 reviews
24 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

Great place for families or couples and has plenty to do. There are multiple places to park and bathrooms throughout the park. The beaches reminded us of Florida. The waves were about the same and great for boogie boarding. They also have several hiking trails, fishing, boating, canoeing and bike rentals. They have family bike rentals which are like carts... More

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

My wife and I have been here for the past 5 years and have never been disappointed. If you live in the East and want to get to a beach, but, do not have much time to get to the SC or MD, this is the place! It is a great, hidden spot, where it's just as peaceful as the... More

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Erie, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

a beautiful well kept awesome isle to do a number of things walk swim bike picnic playgrounds feeding the ducks boating well kept outdoor fun

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