Whether your adventurous spirit enjoys skiing, biking, running, fishing, camping, horseback riding or just spending the day in nature, Erie offers wide open spaces and fresh waters for outdoor enthusiasts!
Presque Isle State Park is more than just a beach destination: it’s a year-round outdoor playground for kayaking, canoeing, boat tours, hiking and biking, in-line skating, birding and fishing. Rentals are available for bicycles, surreys (a four-wheeled carriage style bike), paddle boards, motor boats, row boats, pontoon boats, canoes and kayaks. Rental facilities are located at Waterworks Beach/Rotary Pavilion and at Graveyard Pond across from Misery Bay. Presque Isle has more than 15 miles of flat hiking trails, both paved and unpaved. The most popular and heavily used trail is the 13.5-mile Karl Boyes Multi-Purpose paved trail. Unpaved trails are located throughout the Park and include the Gull Point Trail, Graveyard Pond Trail and Dead Pond Trail.
Presque Isle State Park is open daily from 5 a.m. to sunset.
Restroom facilities are located throughout the Park, and three are open year-round: Public Safety Building, Rotary Pavilion and the Perry Monument.
With over 216 acres, 5 miles of trails, and year-round programs there’s always something new to discover at Asbury Woods. The Asbury Woods property includes native species, old-growth forests, landscaped gardens, wetlands, boardwalk trails and dirt trails. The Andrew J. Conner Nature Center at Asbury Woods features animal exhibits, a touch-and-learn Discovery Classroom and free public access. The Brown's Farm Barn located on nearby Sterrettania Road provides additional programming space for summer camps, school visits and community programs. The Greenway Trail at Asbury Woods consists of adjacent tracts of land which provides a network of trails connecting Browns Farm and the Nature Center. The Greenway Trail provides ample recreational opportunities for hiking, running, biking, skiing, snowshoeing and wading in Walnut Creek. Asbury Woods hosts several annual events including Maple Festival, Winter Wonderland, From Hive to Honey and Scary Creature Feature.
Located west of the City of Erie in Girard, Erie Bluffs State Park is an undeveloped 587-acre park with more than five miles of rustic hiking trails. The trails are rated easy to moderate, making them perfect for all levels of hiking experience. The views of Lake Erie from atop the Bluffs are spectacular.
Your complete guide to all trail locations, trail route maps and terrain information can be found within the Greater Erie Regional Trail Network. A trail favorite takes explorers through the gorgeous scenery of Wintergreen Gorge, a 3,900 feet long canyon along Four Mile Creek in Harborcreek (pictured right)
Located 15 minutes south of Erie, Edinboro Lake is a peaceful, quiet 245-acre getaway. Pat Crawford Beach is found on the Lakeside Drive section of the lake and is open for swimming Memorial Day to Labor Day. Next to the beach is the Billings Park Playground and picnic area with ample space to unwind and relax. Edinboro Lake has two free public boat launches and a handicapped accessible fishing pier. Fishermen cast their lines into the lake in search of species like large and smallmouth bass, muskie, panfish, and walleye.
Erie is the only county in Pennsylvania with three official BicyclePA State Routes (A, Y and Z) and three national bike routes: Northern Tier Bicycle Route (4,265 miles),the Underground Railroad Bicycle Route (2,006 miles) and the Underground Railroad Spur (153 miles). Coastal Living Magazine ranked Erie’s Presque Isle State Park’s 13.5 mile multi-purpose trail fourth on its list of the 18 best bike rides at beaches. Coming soon is the new Erie-to-Pittsburgh Trail, which, when completed, is slated to be approximately 270 miles long. The trail will connect Erie and parts of New York State to the Great Allegheny Passage (GAP) trail in Pittsburgh. The Trails at Six Mile offer mountain bike enthusiasts a place to play, with new trails and features being added every season. From beginner to challenging, don’t forget to check out the many natural biking trails at Mount Pleasant of Edinboro, in Edinboro PA just south of Erie. For a complete list of biking routes, trails and paths in Erie County, click here.
Make your escape into nature at Erie County’s campgrounds! Whether you’re hooking up the RV or looking for tent camping, Erie campgrounds will provide you with places to toast marshmallows and spaces to become one with nature. Pampered campers can select from sites that feature indoor and outdoor pools, cabins and furnished cottages. Virginia’s Beach Lakefront Cottages and Camping and Lampe Marina Campground provide a unique camping experience on the shores of Lake Erie. Those who want to “rough it”, can select from campsites that offer no showers, electricity or other creature comforts. For a mix of rough and comfortable camp sites, pitch your tent at Folly’s End Campground, Presque Isle Passage or Sparrow Pond Campground. (Pictured: Virginia's Beach Campground)
Bring your family to Port Farms this summer, fall and winter! Port Farms is a fun-filled family destination located in Waterford, PA (30 minutes outside of Erie). The farm features many activities for all ages including a NEW Flower Festival, animal exhibits, slides, pedal carts, wagon rides, 8-acre corn maze, jumping pillows, pumpkin picking, Christmas tree picking, visiting with Santa, and much more. Options for wedding venues, corporate events, birthday parties, and school field trips are also available. To learn more, purchase tickets, or book an event visit www.portfarms.com.
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.
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.
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
The Cork 1794 is the perfect spot for a date night or special occasion! Indoor and outside seating available with amazing food.
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.
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!”
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.
Local Craft Beer Brewery & Pub in Erie, PA! Featuring a large selection of craft beers, a wood-fired brick oven featuring fresh dough specialty pizzas & our open-view brewing environment makes for a unique experience! Reservations // Call 814.866.BEER (2337)
:: Full Menu, Wood-fired Brick Oven & Casual Pub Dining
:: Brewery & Craft Beer Pub
:: Craft Beers on Tap & Beer To-Go
:: Indoor & Outdoor Dining & Bar
:: Online Ordering & Takeout
:: Beer To-Go
:: Conveniently located of I-90 on Peach Street
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.
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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