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Presque Isle State Park

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Address: 1 Peninsula Dr, Erie, PA 16505-2065
Phone Number: (814) 833-7424

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beautiful state park

A beautiful state park well kept and family friendly. Beaches are kept fairly clean and all the walking biking paths are maintained. 11 beaches and our family visited 3 of them... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A beautiful state park well kept and family friendly. Beaches are kept fairly clean and all the walking biking paths are maintained. 11 beaches and our family visited 3 of them, beach 10 being our childrens favorite. 2 lighthouses and a monument to visit. Our only complaint was the fact that bicyclist were allowed to be on the main road... More 

Thank mommyof5kiddos
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We based our whole trip to Erie around seeing Presque Isle in person, and it was absolutely worth the trip. The peninsula offers a very nice, scenic drive, and the beaches were all clean and amazing. We spent a day playing in the sand and swimming in the water, and it was really great. I can absolutely see why they... More 

Thank MrsBoothroyd
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Lots of wonderful beaches, are very clean. We rented bikes one day and toured around the island. Plenty to do, fishing, playground areas, biking, boating- wonderful! Would recommend a visit if you're in the area.

Thank Leeza217
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21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We enjoyed taking our bikes and exploring Presque Isle. We went on a Wednesday and it was quite busy with car traffic so we appreciated the areas where the path veered from the road. A few things that I would have liked to see was a posted ferry schedule to/from Erie (there was absolutely no information available except a sign... More 

Thank Jackie G
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My two children and I drove to Erie from Baton Rouge, LA for the week. We were pleasantly surprised by all of the Pokemon action in and around Presque Isle. In all of the times I have visited, never have I seen so many people enjoying the peninsula and interacting with each other outside of a festival. I commend Erie... More 

Thank bmc156
San Diego, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Presque Isle is amazing,beautiful beaches incredible drive so much to do and see!! We have seen deer, turtles flying kites,take kids to swim collect shells it goes on for miles,awesome!!! A must see and enjoy!!

Thank _emvp1
Millington, Tennessee
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I'm from Tennessee, and I'm visiting relatives who live in Kentucky. My cousin's boyfriend is from Erie and persuaded all of us to visit Presque Isle. I have never been in a great lake before, so I was like what the heck why not. After my 5 1/2 hour journey to Kentucky and staying for a few days, we all... More 

Thank Kaylee S
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband, 3 yr son and I went to the beaches of Presque isle state park in Erie pa for the first time this July and it will NOT be the last! It was amazing! The sunset we saw there at budny beach was just the most beautiful sight we've ever seen! And we've taken in sunsets in Maui! There... More 

Thank Lana H
Tonawanda, New York
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19 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

So much available to do at the state park. Free to get in! Ponds, hikes, boat rentals beaches, kayaks, bike rentals, Great place to visit for a few days!

Thank SelinaP6
Erie, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I've been going to Presque Isle (the Peninsula) since I was a very young boy (a/k/a the early 50's). We have always regarded it was a real retreat. Whether it's basking in the sun - softened by light breezes, or just strolling through the woods, or canoeing through the lagoons, it is a delightful treat. Presque Isle is a little... More 

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