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Presque Isle State Park

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Address: Presque Isle, PA
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+1 814-871-4251

A good park for picnicking.

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Beautiful beach!

What an impressive area of Lake Erie! I was visiting for the Tall Ships Festival and was determined to see Presque Isle while in the area. It was just gorgeous! I stopped at... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 24, 2016
Andrea B
Massillon, Ohio
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Massillon, Ohio
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321 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016 via mobile

What an impressive area of Lake Erie! I was visiting for the Tall Ships Festival and was determined to see Presque Isle while in the area. It was just gorgeous! I stopped at "Leslie BC" (didn't see a beach #). It was a beautiful area with wide beaches. The seagulls enjoyed hanging out on the break walls. Somebody was playing... More 

Thank Andrea B
Syracuse, New York
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6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016 via mobile

We came to the park to geocache and had a really good time. Clean park with many picnic and rest areas. The are many beach access points so you can find and uncrowded spot. Saw many fishing areas and boat launches. Nice to have a state where their parks are free. Four hours was not enough time to see everything.

Thank mandmsyr
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016

The beaches are nice with clear clean water. There are a lot of activities to do such as kayaking, bicycling, walking. The views are beautiful. I'd recommend stopping a Sara's for a great burger and onion rings or a soft serve ice cream to end your day.

Thank Vickie F
Salem, Ohio, United States
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2016

We spent Memorial Day on this gorgeous peninsula. There was so much to see and do. It would take a week or more to experience everything! Many beaches, lighthouses, activities, and rentals of everything from bikes to canoes, kayaks, to pontoons. There was a science center, boat tours, and activities too numerous to mention. We did ride the Lady Kate,... More 

Thank 26dnd
Salem, Ohio
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2016

This is very much a family-oriented, pet friendly park. We went down to the Mill Creek Beaches and had a lovely time. Stop by the ranger's station and ask for their recommendation - we did and the beach they suggested was very nice and not very crowded.

Thank Bradley M
Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2016

We visited on our way to Niagara Falls, mainly as a place to stop and stretch our legs and weren't disappointed by what we found. It was a beautiful, peaceful place in March, perfect for a stroll along the beach and just staring out at the waves. There isn't a lot of shell picking (not that you'd expect it) but... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2016

This State Park has it all. Peninsula w/ Bay to east and Great Lake to west. Close enough to Erie for special dining and shopping, too. We generally take long weekends there regardless of season. Spend an afternoon or two before the drive to Niagara Falls. Within the park, we always do the favorites, but, never fail to find something... More 

Thank Ed D
West Lafayette, Indiana, Usa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2015

We visited Presque Isle State Park in October. The weather was cool and the park wasn't busy. We drove around the island and enjoyed the wonderful views, especially on the Lake Erie side with the lighthouse. The waves were crashing on the rocks and there were benches in the sand to watch them. The lighthouse was so nice. This was... More 

Thank Shirley B
Columbus, Ohio
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166 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2015

Presque Isle State Park is perfectly situated on Lake Erie giving something for everyone to do at their own pace. We started parking our car near the park entrance and riding our bicycles along the very shaded bayside path. Quite a few other bicyclists, skaters and runners were sharing the trail with us in the morning but the wide paved... More 

Thank JWhyJ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2015 via mobile

We went to Beach #9 today with our 7 year old. It is the perfect beach for smaller children. The water is clear, sand is nice, and it's not deep. We wanted to go to Beach #11, but it didn't open until 12pm and we arrived at the park at 10am. Bathrooms are gross, but the park is free, so... More 

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