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Presque Isle State Park

1 Peninsula Dr, Erie, PA 16505-2065
+1 814-833-7424
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Nice views of the lake.

Too cold to swim and lighthouse closed, but everything was beautiful. We took a nice drive and... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Deanna L
Cold and windy but still magical

I live in Pittsburgh and anytime I’m near Erie I tried to get to Presque Isle even if it’s cold... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
bevbemama
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Pittsburgh Pa
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  • Average2%
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1 Peninsula Dr, Erie, PA 16505-2065
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+1 814-833-7424
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Too cold to swim and lighthouse closed, but everything was beautiful. We took a nice drive and walked out to see the beach. We climbed the tower right after you exit the park on the left across from the Water park.

Thank Deanna L
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I live in Pittsburgh and anytime I’m near Erie I tried to get to Presque Isle even if it’s cold windy and rainy which it was this weekend. It was definitely too cold to go for a walk on the beach but I did get...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Presque Isle offers many beaches and trails. The beaches are good but the sand is quite dirty. You will need a good wash down after sitting on the beach but other than that it is a very nice place. The trails are great for walking,...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We spent an afternoon here. Took the car and drove around the peninsula. Stopped and had a long walk along the lake coast. So beautiful and magnificent. Still much ice. Can really recommend! Would spend much time here if I lived in Erie, that’s for...More

1  Thank Åsa C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is always an amazing place to spend a day!!! Lots of activities during the summer months!!! Lots of trails to hike!!! Also paved trail for handicap accessible

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were passing through and decided to check this out. Mind you it is early spring and still cold. However, you can tell it is a great place in the Summer with lots of places to swim, cook out, watch ducks, hang out, picnic, etc....More

1  Thank Rutharoni
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went for a drive around the whole Isle and I found it absolutely beautiful. It was not so exciting for the two 15 year olds we had with us. We stopped at two locations around the Isle and were amazed at the beauty of...More

2  Thank skennedy01101
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You must come to PI if you are in Erie and I would recommend bringing a bike or convertible to enjoy the park. There are a lot of great beaches to enjoy the water and lots of paved bike or running paths. Overall you will...More

1  Thank PhatPatW
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Reviewed 18 March 2018

Presque Isle has many unique must sees on the peninsula. Our favorite spot this time of the year is to hike to Gull Point. You cannot visit this hiking trail from April 1 thru October, due to the migration of the birds. Its a couple...More

1  Thank Dianna S
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Reviewed 18 March 2018

We were there with all the snow on the ground, but it was still beautiful and we can only imagine how green and pretty it is in the warmer months!

Thank Steven P
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Anna F
1 January 2018|
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Response from 415sandeew | Reviewed this property |
No, in June the water is pretty nice!
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cindykolch
19 August 2017|
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Response from jessjg21 | Reviewed this property |
Yes absolutely! Just be sure to bring something to pick up after they go to bathroom!
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Sarah C
14 August 2017|
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Response from Loretta C | Reviewed this property |
I was only at Beach 11, but I heard the lifeguard tell someone else that 11 has the least waves, and it is pretty flat to get in the water. It worked for me as I was using a cane. There were many small children there and... More
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