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Presque Isle State Park

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Address: Presque Isle, PA
Phone Number: 814-871-4251

A good park for picnicking.

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Wonderful Family Vacation Spot

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2016
Salem, Ohio, United States
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Salem, Ohio, United States
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars 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 

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Salem, Ohio
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars 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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93 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 stars 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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20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 stars 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 

Thank sunnygirl6
Mansfield, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Never knew that this place was exist! What an amazing place! Beautiful beaches, felt just like we were on the ocean. We also love the bicycle trails. It's like a combination of Outerbanks and Hilton Head :)

Thank McGoobers
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015 via mobile

We aren't near the Jersey beaches any more, but this fills the every now and there need. Waves crashing like the beach. Sandy shore to walk. And if you love to walk or bike, there is a trail you can go on the entire length of the island. Its windy, so even if it's super hot, the wind calms the... More 

Thank TrixiesTreasures
Cheektowaga, New York
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67 reviews
45 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015 via mobile

I was so amazed by this beautiful park on Lake erie. The Beaches are beautiful and plentiful. Fishing is great too. Highly recommend checking this place out. Admission is free.

Thank Michelle

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