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Summer Fun on Presque Isle

No summer visit to Erie is complete without a trip to Presque Isle State Park! Before you go, check out some favorite summer events and activities to ensure you make the most of your little vacation!

Go to the Beach

With 11 miles of pristine beaches reaching out into Lake Erie, it’s no wonder this is a top attraction of the park! Each beach offers its own amenities, and it’s not hard to find activities, events, and classes—such as yoga, volleyball, frisbee, or beach cleanups—going on all summer long. Or if you’d rather relax, swim, or hunt beach glass on your own, that’s just fine, too.

Eat Beach Food

Though it’s not technically part of the park, Sara’s has been named an essential stop by visitors and locals alike. The favorite fare? A Smith’s hot dog. Other top picks include their milkshake or twist cone.

Fly a Kite at Sunset Point

Known informally as “Kite Beach”, Sunset Point is a popular destination for kite flyers of all kinds, and whether you want to fly your own kite or merely appreciate the highly unique flyers in the sky, it’s well worth a visit. And after dark, it can even be enjoyed lit up with neon and candles.

Bike Presque Isle

One of the best ways to see the park is by bike. And one of the best trails for bikers is the 13-mile Multipurpose Trail, which loops around the perimeter of the park, offering truly astounding views all along the way. Those without bikes can rent, and the Erie Outing Club regularly offers bike tours and groups.

Relax at the Sunset Concert Series

Held every Wednesday evening at Beach 1, the Sunset Music Series is a great way to relax, unwind, and enjoy great music, food, and refreshments. Bring a chair, a towel, or a picnic and get comfortable.

Discover the North Pier and Its Lighthouse

Though not as well-known as the more popular Presque Isle Lighthouse (also worth a visit), it offers truly spectacular views of the park often not seen from the main roads, making it a definite must-see.

Explore the Lagoons

Because they’re not reachable by bike or car, the lagoons are a quieter mystery of the park. Bring your boat, kayak, or canoe, to discover unique flora and fauna. Rentals are also available, or for those looking for a guided tour, there is Lagoon by Pontoon.

Hike a Trail

Take a guided tour of the island or set off on you own. There are many trails winding through the wilderness and along the beaches of the park, offering paths of various length, difficulty, and terrain, perfect for any avid adventurer or casual explorer.

Attend “Discover Presque Isle”

This annual three-day Discover Presque Isle celebration is possibly #1 on the list of Presque Isle’s bucket list. The park explodes with life, activities, and events, from sand sculptures to kites to canoe-building. There’s a duathlon for runners and bikers, a vendor alley, and even a Craft Show.

Life in Erie County, PA

Whether you want to live on the shores of Lake Erie near Presque Isle for immediate access to all the activity, in the bustling city of Erie itself, or deep in the quiet woods of the Pennsylvania countryside, Erie County has the lifestyle you seek. So explore some of the top communities of this diverse area, discover beautiful and affordable homes for sale, and contact Marsha Marsh Real Estate Services to learn more about relocating to Erie County, PA.

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