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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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ASCEND Erie - Climbing | Fitness | Yoga

NOW OPEN! ASCEND fosters a community-centered climbing, fitness, and yoga experience by serving individuals and groups of all ages, backgrounds and abilities. Located in Downtown Erie, ASCEND welcomes Erie visitors to stop in and give climbing a try!

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Two45 Waterfront Grille Now Open!

Savor an exquisite waterfront dining experience at Sheraton Erie Bayfront Hotel, where culinary excellence meets panoramic views. This signature restaurant invites you to indulge in a delectable journey with a menu showcasing locally sourced ingredients and global inspirations while overlooking the serene waters of Lake Erie.

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Tia Book Cellar

Tia Book Cellar is an independent bookstore offering new and bargain books, unique gifts, puzzles, and games for all interests and ages. Located across from Gibson Park in North East, their brand embodies the local business model and the local grape heritage. Tia's believes that "there is always … local, an alternative, and a story." They look forward to helping you discover your next read or gift here.

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The Cove Bay-Side Restaurant & Tavern

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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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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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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Poverty Knob Farmhouse Ales

Stop by Port Farms to check out the newest addition, Poverty Knob Farmhouse Ales. We offer hand-crafted beers and delicious sharable food year-round. The brewery is family and dog friendly with both indoor and outdoor spaces. We offer games, music and entertainment for all ages!

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Erie Events

Erie Events manages a four facility entertainment complex that includes the Warner Theatre, Erie Insurance Arena, Bayfront Convention Center and UPMC Park. These four venues host a variety of events that include world-class entertainment, family friendly shows and sporting events.

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814 Photo

Showcasing the incredible year round beauty of the City of Erie and its surrounding areas, commonly referred to as its area code "the 814". Explore some of Erie County's most breathtaking landscape photography.

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Farmhouse Retreat

Your “Home Away from Home” short term rental sleeps 8 and is in a great location close to Erie Sports Center, Splash Lagoon, shopping and restaurants, as well as Steelhead Fishing. This restored 1881 Farmhouse is located on 10 private acres. Reminisce about bygone days when life was slower and simpler. With a long driveway and large yard, kick back by the firepit, watch wildlife or enjoy a beautiful Erie sunset from the back patio.

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The Cork 1794

Open for Lunch and Dinner. Get ready for an experience like no other. An atmosphere where uncommon style, comfort and service seamlessly meld. Where food and beverages are expertly crafted to be beautiful, satisfying and truly special. A place that makes every day feel like a reason to celebrate.

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Mazza Vineyards and the South Shore Wine Company

The Mazza family welcomes you to explore 3 unique locations in Lake Erie Wine Country. Sip and savor award-winning wines at Mazza Vineyards and the historic South Shore Wine Company, both located in North East, PA, and be sure to visit their combination winery, distillery and brewery, Mazza Chautauqua Cellars/Five & 20 Spirits and Brewing, in nearby Westfield, NY.

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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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UPMC Hamot - See What Makes Us Different

UPMC Hamot is a 458-bed hospital in Erie, Pennsylvania, offering a full complement of inpatient and outpatient services. The hospital serves as a regional referral hub and is the only accredited trauma center in the region.

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Just for fun!

Experience family summer fun on more than 100 great rides, slides and attractions at Waldameer!

Soak in the fun!

Experience 84 degrees all year at one of the top water parks in the country.

Award-Winning Compassionate Care

Voted Erie’s Choice Best Hospital for eight years in a row

Ante-up, Erie.

Find true action with slots, table games, sports book, and horse racing.

One stop convenience.

Fill your tank, pick up fresh food from local brands, and a six-pack to go in 40 regional locations.

Ante-up, Erie.

Find true action with slots, table games, sports book, and horse racing.

Soak in the fun!

Experience 84 degrees all year at one of the top water parks in the country.

One stop convenience.

Fill your tank, pick up fresh food from local brands, and a six-pack to go in 40 regional locations.

Award-Winning Compassionate Care

Voted Erie’s Choice Best Hospital for eight years in a row

Just for fun!

Experience family summer fun on more than 100 great rides, slides and attractions at Waldameer!