Erie, PA: A Shining City on a Sparkling Lake
With nicknames like "The Gem City," "The Bay City," and "The Lake City," Erie is primarily known for its lakeside location.
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The city sits on Lake Erie, more specifically on the bay across from Presque Isle State Park. Visitors and residents alike flock to the state park to enjoy Pennsylvania's only waterfront, and the park offers recreational options like:
- picnic shelters and pavilions
- swimming along Lake Erie
- boat rentals
- Presque Isle scenic boat tours
- scuba diving
- seasonal hunting for ducks and geese
- natural and paved trails
Lake Erie remains a popular destination during the summer and the winter, and activities like ice fishing and iceboating are popular at the lake in the colder months. Erie residents enjoy the best of all seasons living in this prime location.
A Thriving and Lively Culture
The entire city, but especially Downtown Erie, is alive with business and entertainment. The community enjoys events like the Erie Downtown Block Party, a Beat Beethoven 5K, 8 Great Tuesdays free concert series, CelebrateErie, and much more!
Broadway In Erie is popular, as well. Performances are held in the historic Warner Theatre and include classic Broadway shows and memorable musicals — fun for all ages!
The city can trace its history back to European colonization and settlement in the 1700s, though the city we know today was not incorporated until 1851.
Historic buildings offer nostalgic views of Erie, and you can find beautiful architecture and commemorative structures at these sites:
- John Hill House
- Erie Land Light
- Bicentennial Tower
- Warner Theatre
- Old Customs House (now the Erie Art Museum)
- Strand Theatre (now the Erie Playhouse)
- Brass Works (now the YMCA)
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