Presque Isle State Park
301 Peninsula Dr, Erie, PA 16505
Enjoy the coastline in Pennsylvania at Presque Isle State Park, where you can utilize all that this spot has to offer year-round.
Despite having no ocean border, this destination park in Pennsylvania provides more than eleven miles of beaches. The northwestern corner of the state touches Lake Erie, and provides a year-round playground for residents, from swimming and watersports in the warmer months, to hiking, biking, and exploring all year round.
It is not only the ideal place to get some fresh air fun in the sun, but it is known for some of the most beautiful sunsets as you can see it set in the west over the water from many of the beaches. There are a variety of camping options from RV sites to cabins, and many private home rentals are also available.
As you would expect, it can be very busy in the summer, but the park is open every day of the year, so bring food for grilling, a couple of kites and bikes or scooters, and head to Presque Isle for some relaxing family fun. Check out the Presque Isle Lighthouse, the Erie Zoo (though the post-COVID experience is limited), and do not miss the opportunity to hike in Asbury Woods...it’s really beautiful! It is also helpful to know we found the whole area quite pet-friendly for those who hate to leave their pets behind!