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Presque Isle State Park, Erie

Categories: Nature & Parks
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4.8/5 based on 1,900+ reviews on the web
From a lighthouse to its environmental center, Presque Isle State Park attracts more than four million visitors per year. Visitors are drawn to the 34 km (21 mi) of recreational trails, 13 beaches for swimming, a marina, and more. Several kinds of birds and endangered species inhabit the area, making it a perfect spot for nature lovers. The environmental center features exhibits and a great view of the park from its tower. If you like, bring a meal and pick out a table at the picnic areas. In winter, the lake creates ice dunes, where people come to fish and iceboat. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Presque Isle State Park by using our Erie itinerary builder.
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  • We have been coming to Erie for years and are never disappointed! Presque isle Park is beautiful! There were so many beautiful seagulls today. This is a wonderful clean place to visit bike...go ...  read more »
  • We have biked the island. But this time we drove all the way around the island. Pulling off the road into parking coves made for an leisurely afternoon. There are little barbecue pits throughout the p...  read more »
  • Enjoyed our Fall visit. It was not crowded and the weather was not too hot. Two days was enough to see most everything but I would have liked another day to explore the area/ 
  • It's a beautiful park. Beautiful wildlife. No sharks! (Bonus) Nice walking/hiking/biking path. Dog friendly. Historical. Best sunsets ever. I love our park. Erie Pennsylvania pride and joy!
  • This is an awesome location for so many activities. You can take on an intense run through nature trails or enjoy a relaxing evening of fishing and everything in between. There are always events going on and this park has such a cool vibe. It's all the experience of going to a costal vacation without the hassle of traveling or the price that comes along with it. I make my way to Presque Isle multiple times a year all year long. I love it here and I would recommend it to anyone.
  • Great place. Selection of beaches so you can choose to be around people or not. However they had some triathlon the other day and confusingly shutdown the whole park. Need to be better about educating bikers/runners who run down the center of the road and interfere with traffic. Use the bike lanes.
  • This park is great for families, individuals, and groups of friends. We spent time at beach 8 and 11. I would highly recommend 8. The was no plant life and the water was very clear unlike 11. I was surprised by how warm the water was at both beaches. There were no issues playing in it - this was late July. This is a great location for a mini vacation. Combined with some things in Erie like Splash Lagoon it can easily fill several days. Give it a try!
  • I had an amazing time at this state park. Everything was clean and beaches were all very accessible. Also everything was relatively cheap compared to other vacations and even an amusement park at the beginning of the aisle. I would highly recommend going here for a very long weekend or just a trip away
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