Presque Isle & Erie PA
What is Presque Isle?
USA Today awarded Presque Isle State Park the title of America’s Best Fresh Water Beach 2016. After one visit, we know you’ll agree! Presque Isle State Park is a 3,200-acre sandy peninsula that arches into Lake Erie. As Pennsylvania's only "seashore," Presque Isle offers its visitors a beautiful coastline and many recreational activities, including swimming, boating, fishing, hiking, running, bicycling and in-line skating. A National Natural Landmark, Presque Isle is a favorite spot for migrating birds. Because of the many unique habitats, Presque Isle contains a greater number of the state's endangered, threatened and rare species than any other area of comparable size in Pennsylvania.
Natural Beauty for Generations to Come
The gateway to Presque Isle is the new Tom Ridge Environmental Center (TREC). An educational center at heart, TREC is dedicated to teaching visitors about Presque Isle and the many different forms of life that inhabit this unique peninsula. TREC also serves as a center for research, contributing to conservation efforts and promoting environmental awareness, helping to preserve the unparalleled beauty of Presque Isle. Admission is free. Come check out TREC’s interactive exhibits and the 75-foot observation tower and gift shop featuring nature-themed gifts, décor and souvenirs. Click Here to view the Official TREC Website.
Come for the Marathon, Enjoy the Experience
Home to the Erie Marathon, Presque Isle State Park offers many things to do and see. For maps and trails, park hours, things to do, wildlife inhabitants, photos and videos, and/or a video tour of Presque Isle State Park, Click Here. Take a closer look at the natural wonder and beauty offered on the shores of Lake Erie.
Erie, PA - A Great Place to Relax and Have Fun
Erie, PA is located just east of Presque Isle State Park, on the southern shores of Lake Erie. Directly to our north is Ontario, Canada. On clear days, you can see the buildings along Canada’s shoreline. Erie is a nice-sized city with many inexpensive things to do and see. For more details and information about all the sights and experiences we offer, please Click Here to view the official Visit Erie Website.
The Port of Erie
At the heart of our downtown lies Port Erie. Situated on the south side of our natural bay, our waterfront offers year-round recreation filled with unique opportunities to enjoy our storied history, friendly hospitality, shopping, sight-seeing and dining. Book a private fishing charter, paddle boat cruise, 18 holes of miniature golf or enjoy a water taxi ride. For more information about these and the many activities our historic waterfront offers, please Click Here to view the official Port Erie Website.