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“Do 6” Things to Do in Erie County – Discover Pennsylvania Route 6

Thursday May 19th, 2022

Named by National Geographic as "one of America's most scenic drives," Pennsylvania’s Historic Route 6 is 400-plus miles of history and heritage located along the Commonwealth’s northern tier.  The PA Route 6 Heritage Corridor covers all of Northern Pennsylvania including parts of Erie County.  The Erie segment has several attractions, shops and restaurants waiting for you to discover.  Main photo: Edinboro Lake Resort by @kylieabegg

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Play a Round of Mini Golf at Sunview Golf at Nick’s Place

Bring the family or spend date night with a fun mini-golf experience! Located just outside Edinboro PA, Sunview Golf is an entertaining complex featuring an amazing 18-hole miniature golf course. There are plenty of other activities here including a driving range, all speed baseball and softball cages, arcade games, go karts, bumper boats and Sweet Memories Candy Shop. Open April through October, weather permitting.

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Spend Time and Unwind at Edinboro Lake Resort & Sunset Grill.


Situated along the shores of picturesque Edinboro Lake, this charming resort and restaurant offer unique accommodations and casual waterfront dining.  It is a home away from home vacation getaway.  Featuring cabins with all the comforts of home (including air conditioning!), outdoor dining and live entertainment at the Sunset Grill, community fire pits and gas grills, kayak, canoe and pontoon boat rentals along with fishing opportunities. The resort cabins are available year-round. The Sunset Grill is open May through mid-October. Photo by @kylieabegg

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Explore the Outdoors at Mount Pleasant of Edinboro.


In addition to snow sports such as downhill skiing and tubing, Mount Pleasant of Edinboro also offers a variety of summer activities including hiking, trail running, dog walking and mountain biking.  Guided mountain bike rides are offered on Tuesday’s beginning July 26 at 6:30 p.m. until October 25. Guides will show riders the flow course, terrain course, race loop, and other trails. All riders must have a Summer Access Pass or make a donation for that evening's ride.  Information on passes and donations can be found here.  Mount Pleasant opens for the 2022 spring/summer season May 7.

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Shop Main Street in Corry PA 


Beautiful and historic, Downtown Corry is comprised of several locally-owned businesses working together to make the area an inviting place to shop including Epiphany’s Emporium and Painted Finch Gallery.  Epiphany’s Emporium is a tempting inventory of unique handcrafted gifts and collectibles such as leather journals, handbags and even craft sodas. Just next door is Painted Finch Gallery, a refreshing blend of traditional and modern artworks created by local and regional artists.  Here you will find captivating paintings, photography, ceramics, wood bowls, bronze sculptures, jewelry and more. Photo shown:  Painted Finch by Wendy Neckers

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Say Hello to Mother Nature at Goodell Gardens 


Goodell Gardens & Homestead is an education-oriented accredited arboretum and botanical public garden in Edinboro, PA.  The 78-acre Goodell family farm offers lush gardens of roses, herbs, native plants, shrubs and trees, wooded landscapes, state champion paper birch and an extensive rhododendron collection.  Several educational programs and community events are held during their season including farmers markets, summer music series and garden tours.  The Goodell Gardens is open May 1-October 31.

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Grab a Tasty Bite at Madeline’s.


Madeline's Dining & Events is located four miles west of Route 6 in Cranesville, PA. Family owned and operated, Madeline’s is a popular restaurant and event facility with plenty of space for large groups, wedding and special events.  Their spacious backyard patio area is perfect for outdoor summer get-togethers.  With an extensive menu of daily specials, steaks, seafood and burgers; a sure stand out is their deliciously unique Fig & Pig Sandwich.  Madeline’s is open year-round for lunch and dinner Wednesday through Sunday and also for Sunday Brunch.

Partner Spotlight

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The Cove Bay-Side Restaurant & Tavern

Join us today! The Cove Bay-Side Restaurant & Tavern is sure to give you an unforgettable and care-free dining experience. Enjoy a nautical atmosphere with a beautiful view of Presque Isle Bay.

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U Pick 6 Craft Beer Pubs & Restaurants

Erie’s own local craft beer pubs are a must-visit! With 4 great locations, just pick one that’s convenient for you! A casual, family friendly dining experience with something for everyone! To view our menu, check out what’s on tap, or get to directions to our pubs, learn more now!”

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Outdoor Dining at the Bayfront Grille

The Bayfront Grille Restaurant at the Sheraton Erie Bayfront Hotel is excited to announce that our Bayside Patio is open for Lunch and Dinner. Please check Open Table for reservations or contact the restaurant directly at 814-454-2005.

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UPMC Hamot - See What Makes Us Different

UPMC Hamot is a 423-bed hospital in Erie, PA, offering a full complement of inpatient and outpatient services, and serves as a regional referral hub and Level II Trauma Center.

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When you have an opportunity to fly, give Erie a try - support your hometown airport!

Direct Daily Flights to Charlotte and Chicago.
Erie International Airport is serviced by American Airlines and United Airlines with daily flights to Charlotte and Chicago with connections across the country and around the world. Book your flight today at www.aa.com or www.united.com

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Dobbins Landing

Located on the southeast shore of Lake Erie, the Port of Erie has been promoting industrial, commercial, and recreational opportunities on the waters of Lake Erie since 1959.

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Christmas at Port Farms

Enjoy Santa’s Workshop every weekend for visits with Santa, live music, crafts, cookie decorating, and holiday food & drinks! They also offer cut-your-own trees, pre-cut trees, freshly made wreaths, holiday décor, and other great gifts throughout the week. The Port Farms Christmas season is November 25th - December 23rd and there is no admission fee. Plan an enchanting Christmas experience at Port Farms today! Visit www.portfarms.com for more info!

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Millcreek Mall

The Millcreek Mall features more than 160 stores, restaurants, and fun for the whole family on Upper Peach Street, Erie’s most popular shopping district! Shopping in Erie means no sales tax on clothing or shoes. Choose from a variety of hotels located on the Mall property and just minutes away at the intersection of Peach Street and Interstate 90.

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The Cork 1794

The Cork 1794 is the perfect spot for a date night or special occasion! Indoor and outside seating available with amazing food.

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Mazza Vineyards and the South Shore Wine Company

Local wine is great for holiday entertaining, plus it makes a great gift! Stop by to try (and pick up) award-winning wines at Mazza Vineyards and the historic South Shore Wine Company, both located in North East, PA.

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