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Presque Isle State Park

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Address: 1 Peninsula Drive, Erie, PA 16505
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I've never visited in the winter but we lucked out w unseasonable warm weather 65 degrees on Feb 18. Great ice formations and views in the park, excellent flat walking trails.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Akron OH
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Akron OH
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35 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I've never visited in the winter but we lucked out w unseasonable warm weather 65 degrees on Feb 18. Great ice formations and views in the park, excellent flat walking trails.

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Syracuse, New York
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great beaches, some with very little people and others with hundreds if not thousands on a sunny summer day. Great picnic areas and even concession stands and showers to rinse off the sand. Great place to bike, run, jog or roller blade. Can rent canoes, kayaks, bikes etc. Don't miss this if your in Erie. Very close to Waldameer amusement... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Perfect place for a quiet day at the beach or something fun with the kids. Hiking swimming , boating . What a great way to spend some time, and it's free!

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Erie, United States
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

"The Peninsula," as it's known by us Erieites, is a jewel. While summer is the time people enjoy the beaches and swimming, it is a place for all seasons. Drive it, bike it, "surrey" it, Segway it, run it, cross country ski it, snow shoe it, or walk it. Just check it out. For sunning, swimming, kayaking, birding, boating, jet... More 

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Erie, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

From a nice beach, to walking and biking [or skating] pavements, to Sara's famous diner for food and ice cream, to renting a kayak [can rent a bike too] or to having a picnic in so many different areas, this is a great day or weekend trip.

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Erie, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I love Presque Isle!!! Whether you want a fun time with friends or family or a quiet place to curl up with a book, this is the place for you. Winter finds cross country skiing, ice fishing, ice skating or wind surfing on ice. Spring brings out bird watchers, runners, bike riders and fisherman. Summer can't be beat for miles... More 

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Erie, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderful place to spend time. Great walking and biking paths, wonderful beaches and lots to do. Some of the beaches have concessions or you can take along your own picnic items. Boats are able to drop anchor not far from the beach (in some areas). No matter the season, this park is beautiful and ever changing.

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Erie, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great park-- any time of the year.... beaches in summer, trails in fall and winter; great bike paths and lots of things to do and see. The LightHouse is a real gem!

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Erie, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

PI has many different possibilities, walking, running, biking, fishing, beach glass hunting, bird watching and so many more. my absolute favorite activity is Kayaking on the Lagoons. to start with free admission to the park, free parking, and free launching. beautiful scenery at every turn, turtles, beaver, fish, Herron, ducks and seagull. so many beautiful habitats its hard to keep... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved it.. The Preseque Isle is perfect day trip destination on a sunny day! Ample of parking, bathrooms were clean. beach was pristine (we went there on a week day and not too many people)..

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