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Presque Isle State Park

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Presque Isle State Park

Even on a sunny winter day, Presque Isle is a quiet and beautiful place to walk or take a leisurely... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Rosemary C
Erie, Pennsylvania, United States
via mobile
Great day trip

Wonderful beaches with free parking and some allow leashed pets, paths to walk, run, bike ride... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Sara M
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Even on a sunny winter day, Presque Isle is a quiet and beautiful place to walk or take a leisurely ride through.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Rosemary C
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Wonderful beaches with free parking and some allow leashed pets, paths to walk, run, bike ride, boat access, kayak and bike rentals. Beach 11 has a concession stand (open during busy season)and also nearby restaraunts/food at the entrance to the park. Some historical lighthouses and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Sara M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My daughter and I went by while visiting a friend. Very nice little beach, we hit Beach #8. Will have to come back again to see the light house. We enjoyed our little 1 mile walk around and found a piece of beach glass each...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Kerry K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I grew up here and have always loved the peninsula otherwise known as Presque Isle state park. The 11 miles of mostly soft sand beaches during the summer are like being at a exotic location without the hassle of traveling many hours away. The sunsets...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Aries32458
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We drove through the park after our thanksgiving dinner. It was very cold out, especially for us southerners, so we didn't get out of the car. We have visited here in the past. There are so many enjoyable things to do here especially when the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank mjswansona
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Every time we visit Erie we make sure that we make time to go to Presque Isle State Park. The view of the bay is fantastic. Many spots to stop and just sit and watch the water. There is a paved path for biking ,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank chris v
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I took my two teenage boys for a walk along the lake. It was such a beautiful day. The walking/bicycling paths were all clean and in good repair. The miles are marked every 1/10 so you can keep track. Everyone was enjoying, and all were...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank kjeffrey2017
Reviewed 9 November 2018

It is the drawing card for Erie. Many bikes routes, easy to find a parking spot, and many races there with the Erie Runners Club.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank classycloser
Reviewed 8 November 2018 via mobile

Great place to spend time whether it’s an hour or the entire day. You can enjoy the beach, fishing, walking, boating and so much more. The sunsets are often great!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Y3315JSjasonp
Reviewed 8 November 2018

From ice sailing to paddle-boarding, from sunning to running, this beautiful State Park has you covered. As a bonus, some of the most spectacular sunsets in the nation and fresh water swimming and boating! As a second bonu$, free admission and parking. Presque Isle in...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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2 September 2018|
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Response from salenec | Reviewed this property |
The fort doesn’t exist, but 2 excellent sources of historical info are the maritime museum/library and (believe-it-or-not), the candlelight ghost tour of the Bayfront. The bicentennial tower also provides pictures and... More
Nathan M
20 August 2018|
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Response from salenec | Reviewed this property |
I would add that closings and advisories are listed on a sign shortly after you enter the park (look on your left). Beaches are closed after this peak season at times because of lifeguards not being available, rather than... More
18 August 2018|
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Response from jsalonica | Reviewed this property |
Have not been there those days but know park is open and don't see why these activities would not be available. To be sure log onto park site for more information. Enjoy.