National Parks / Natural World
Presque Isle State Park Erie
Where are we going today?
Summer activities include boating, kayaking and fishing around the beaches and lagoons. There are several beaches including Waterworks Beach which is seasonally lifeguarded and has both a playground and toilet facilities.
Mountain biking, roller blading and bird watching are also popular here. There are also a great number of nature trails intersecting the area.
Winter activities include ice boating, ice and wind skating or cross country skiing.
How much does it cost?
- AdultsNo fees associated
When can we go?
Year round daylight access, certain activities discouraged in poor weather.
Sara's snack stand nearby is apparently famous for it's hot dogs..
What people are saying?
by Dustan Dennington
Great place to casually bike or even hike some trails almost all very level ground. Also great to Kayak the bay or out on the lake. Many ranger led hikes and kayak trips every ear to learn more about the history of the area.
by Colleen Gray
I grew up on these beaches and loved them. They went through a few rough times, but it is still there to enjoy! I do miss the beaches and the lake! Lots of good times were had there.
by Christopher triola
The park is awesome! I grew up loving it and still do. Unfortunately it is so over regulated it is difficult to have fun. I often wonder what visitors who are not local think when they discover there are so many rules for using the beach properly. Somebody in charge needs to understand what fun at the beach means, because I spend a lot of time there and have more than once heard people from out of town complaining about the nonsense rules.
by Simon Paul
I have been enjoying Presque Isle for years now. Truely amongst the best sunsets in the entire world (no joke). There is something for everyone. Got teenagers? Take them to beach six which has volleyball and is crawling with people there age. Got younger kids? Try beach 7 which has a nice playground. Lots of places to grill and some of the best walking trails you will find. Also is a major fly over for migratory birds and is known to be one of the better bird watching places on earth. Not a bad place to plan a vacation!
by Steve Como