Presque Isle State Park Off The Beaten Path

  • Erie Skyline, from Presque Isle Bay
    Erie Skyline, from Presque Isle Bay
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  • Erie Land Lighthouse
    Erie Land Lighthouse
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    Erie, Pennsylvania

    by Stephen-KarenConn Updated Jul 12, 2005

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    Erie Skyline, from Presque Isle Bay

    Just across Presque Isle Bay from the state park is historic Erie, Pennsylvania. This very interesting small city has much to offer the visitor and is definitely worth a visit in its own right. Points of interest include:

    Erie Land Lighthouse
    Niagara US Brig
    Bicentennial Tower
    ExpERIEnce Children Museum
    Fire Fighter History Museum
    Marx Toy Museum
    Erie Art Museum
    Erie Zoo
    Waldameer Water World
    and much more.

    Erie also offers many different venues for culture, music and the arts. The telephone number below is for the Erie Area Chamber of Commerce.

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    Erie Land Lighthouse

    by Stephen-KarenConn Updated Jul 7, 2005

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    Erie Land Lighthouse

    Directly across the bay from Presque Isle State Park, in Dunn Park, stands one of the oldest Great Lakes lighthouses, the Erie Land Lighthouse. It was established in 1819, and the current structure was built with large blocks of sandstone in 1867, on the sandy lakeshore at Erie, PA. Although the lighthouse has not been in operation since 1890, it is in a remarkably well preserved condition.

    Directions:
    From Presque Isle State Park follow Lake Road East (Alt. 5) through downtown Erie, and turn left (north) on Lighthouse Street, which comes to a dead-end at Lake Erie and the lighthouse.

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    • Historical Travel

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    Swim in Lake Erie / Hike on the Trails

    by windoweb Written Feb 25, 2003

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    The more energetic visitor to Presque Isle should consider trekking the paved Multipurpose National Recreational Trail, a 10-mile long paved surface that is popular
    with bicyclists, in-line skaters, joggers and walkers of all speeds and styles. This trail,
    which conforms to Americans with Disabilities Act accessibility standards,
    encompasses the entire park and affords splendid views of Presque Isle Bay, Lake
    Erie and the park's dazzlingly diverse ecological zones.

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    • Hiking and Walking

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