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“LOVE this place!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Presque Isle State Park

Presque Isle State Park
1 Peninsula Drive, Erie, PA 16505
(814) 833-7424
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Ranked #1 of 16 Attractions in Erie
Type: Parks, Outdoors
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Erie, Pennsylvania
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“LOVE this place!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Presque isle is such a wonderful place! Right now the ice dunes are still present and a sight to see....but this park is my favorite part of Erie, since i became a "local" two years ago! In warmer weather there is a walking/running/biking/skating trail that is paved and a terrific place to walk, even for people who have some problems with exercise because it is fairly level. No big hills or challenges. My usual walk runs right along the lake and i see all sorts of ice fishermen/boats/wildlife, depending on the season. It has never been too crowded for a good walk when i have been there, but there are usually enough people that one does not feel isolated either. There are also "nature trails" that are not paved and off the beaten path. In the summer there are many beaches to be enjoyed and the sunsets can't be beat. there are many activities that take place at Presque isle like a concert series in the summer and i just LOVE it when the Kites are displayed on the beach. The best thing for me about Presque isle, though, will always be it's peaceful beauty as i walk along the lake!

Visited March 2014
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Toledo, Ohio
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“Pretty cool”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Nice area.. Cool sites .. It's a park, it's a lake what's not to like ?
Easy parking. Great vistas Swim, stay enjoy.

Visited March 2014
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Bedford, Pennsylvania
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“Cold but beautiful!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

My husband and I have been to Presque Isle several times in summer and fall. First time in winter, this time with my husband's mom. We all got out and walked the beach to the water (ice). Was quite a bracing chill but the lake was beautiful as always. Always enjoy coming here.

Visited March 2014
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Berea, Ohio
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“Beautiful!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Presque Isle State Park is remarkable. We visited in the dead of winter. Lake Erie was totally frozen. Yet, the place was still gorgeous, accessible and active. I the summer, it must be incredible. I hope to return then.

Visited March 2014
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Solon, Ohio
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“Fantastic park”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

I really like this State Park because it has something for everyone. Due to the layout, you can just take a nice Sunday drive or, for more activity, there are tons of jogging and biking trails, lots of beaches, canoeing and more. Very, very nice.

Visited September 2013
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