Vacation Activities in Presque Isle, Erie, Pennsylvania

Four million people visit Presque Isle State Park annually, according to the Visit Erie center. The park, which resides on a 3,200 acre peninsula that juts into Lake Erie, is a natural wonder that is the home to beautiful sandy beaches and lush green forests. This state park provides a bounty of activities for all family members.

Presque Isle State Park Beaches
Seventy-five percent of the people who visit Presque Isle State Park come to bask in the sun and swim dmv handicap parking permit . The park boasts thirteen beaches and is rated in the “Top 100 Swimming Holes” by the Conde’ Nast Traveler magazine. All beaches are family-friendly; however, swimming can only occur at the guarded beaches. Public restrooms are available at most beaches. Some beaches provide food and beverage concession stands; while other beaches have picnic areas. For outdoor recreation, enjoy the volleyball court on Beach 6. Those who are handicapped may access the water at Beach 7. All of the Presque Isle beaches are open to tourists from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend.

Hiking and Biking Trails
Presque Isle State Park sustains seven ecological areas ranging from the beach region to the forest region. According to the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, the park furnishes about 11 miles of walking and hiking trails for nature lovers and 13 miles of paved picturesque trail (Karl Boyes Multi-purpose National Recreation Trail) for joggers, walkers, in-line skaters and bicyclists along the bay and the lake. Beginning Memorial Day, weather permitting, daily bike rentals are available to families at Yellow Bike Rentals.

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