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. For Presque Isle State Park and beyond, use our Erie road trip planner to get the most from your Erie vacation.
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We walked the beach, it was pristine and very private. Lots of walkers and cyclists on the paths, but never felt crowded. more »
Nice quiet relaxing park that’s easy to get around and has plenty to see. It’s a clean and pleasant place to spend a few hours. If you are within an hours drive, make it happen more »
Always an excellent place for a scenic view of Lake Erie. Lots to do from swimming in the lake; biking, hiking, jogging, running, walking, roller skating, roller blading on the 13 mile paved track around the perimeter of the peninsula; water biking or paddle boarding out on the water; volleyball out on the courts; or any other fun summer events that take out on the beaches. Well maintained. Bathroom facilities. Fresh air. Family friendly. Phenomenal scenic views! A must to visit when in Erie!
A must-see if visiting Erie. Presque Isle has everything from great beaches to scenic walking/biking paths in a unique setting. If a casual drive is more your thing there's a great loop road for that too. There's also plenty of picnic shelters and a lighthouse. If visiting in the off season I would recommend visiting Gull Point which is basically the part of the park that is still forming. You can see in a short walk a variety of different zones from new growth to mature forest. But Gull Point is only open in the off season. This park is Erie's #1 attraction for a reason.
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