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Ideal Day Trip

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Ideal Day Trip

Coming up to Erie (from Pittsburgh) for a Day Trip. For those who are from the area or have visited, if you could design an ideal trip, where would you go and what ? We like to see the sights , good views, beaches and generally get a nice introduction to the area.

Also, is there a good dog beach (i.e. one where you can run and or swim with your dogs)?

Thanks!

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1. Re: Ideal Day Trip

Of course our big attraction in the summer is Presque Isle State Park - beaches, bike trail, nature trails, boat rentals, etc. At the top of the hill before you go down into the park is the new Tom Ridge Center with an observation tower, big screen theater, nature displays, gift shop. Across the street from that is the Waldameer amusement park. The nice thing about Waldameer is that there is no admission charge. You can get a "ride a rama" to ride all day or you can just purchase a few tickets, go on the ferris wheel or the new coaster, etc. and not have to spend the entire day. At night, there is the semi-pro Seawolves baseball team, Presque Isle Down casino, 8 great Tuesdays (concerts on the bay on 8 Tuesdays in July and August). There are also concerts on the beach on a few Wednesday nights. The main shopping district is north of the intersection of Route 19 and I-90. Sorry, I don't know anything about a "dog beach". However, if you bring your dog, that would rule out most of the attractions mentioned above since you wouldn't be leaving him in the car in the summer! The website - VisitEriePa.com has a lot more information. Hope that helps a little. Any questions, let me know!

Mary Kay

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