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Frequently Asked Questions 


How can I request an Erie Adventure Guide?

You can request our free guide by clicking here or by phoning our offices at 814-454-1000.  You can also email us your mailing address at

How can I get a map of Erie?

We have several maps here.  They include a detailed Erie street map, waterfront map, Erie county map and Presque Isle State park map.

Do you have any hotels on the water?

We have several hotels on the waterfront. Sheraton Erie Bayfront Hotel, Courtyard Erie Bayfront Hotel, Lakeview on the Lake and the Hampton Inn & Suites Bayfront

What is the phone number for Presque Isle State Park?

814-833-7424. To learn more about the Park, click here

What are Presque Isle State Park’s hours of operation?

The park is open every day of the year, 5:00 A.M. to sunset. Day use areas close at dusk.

What are the water temperatures for Lake Erie/Presque Isle beaches?

You can find up-to-date water temperatures here

What is the phone number for the Bayfront Convention Center?


What are the COVID restrictions for Erie and Pennsylvania?

For complete up-to-date information on COVID traveler information, click here.

Where is your visitor center located?

There is a visitor center inside the Tom Ridge Environmental Center at 301 Peninsula Drive.  Currently the hours are M-F 11 AM – 3 PM. You can also get visitor information by stopping at our offices at 208 East Bayfront Parkway, 1st floor. 

Where is the nearest airport?

Erie International Airport/Tom Ridge Field is located at 4411 West 12th Street.  The airport features daily flights from Chicago (United Airlines), Charlotte, NC (American Airlines) and Washington D.C. (United Airlines).  Currently flights to Detroit through Delta Airlines are suspended due to the pandemic.  

Are there any vacation rentals near the beach/water?

There are no rentals on the beach. For a list of other rentals, click here.

How can I get brochures for the Lake Erie Wine Country and Lake Erie Ale Trail?

You can email your request for these brochures or phone us at 814-454-1000.  You can also view the brochures on our website.

Are there wine tours available?

Flagship Trolley offers tours of Lake Erie Wine Country May-October.  To learn more, phone 814-969-0458 or visit their website.  You can also contact Lake Erie Wine Country for upcoming events/tours.  

Are there tours of the City available or other tours of interest?

We offer several self-guided driving and walking tours.  You can find DIY tours here or download our ‘Hello Erie’ mobile app for additional GPS-based tours.  

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