Four Seasons at Presque Isle State Park

Don't miss the year-round beauty of one of Erie, Pennsylvania's most picture-perfect destinations.

Presque Isle State Park ( stretches into the water like an arm sheltering the city of Erie. It boasts 11 pristine beaches, a 13.5-mile multi-purpose trail that loops around the park and more than 300 species of birds. What doesn’t it have? Any commercial or residential development to blight the beauty. 

Explore the park on snowshoes or skis — or just enjoy the scene from your own car. The Tom Ridge Environmental Center offers more to do indoors. 

Join in on the action when birding is at its peak in the park.  Festival of the Birds ( runs from May 12-14 and offers field trips and more.

Hit the sand at the beach of your choice. Beach No. 11 is the most sheltered and has shallow water and a playground that make it perfect for little ones.

Bike all the way around the peninsula on the multipurpose trail that takes you past all 11 beaches, as well as Misery Bay and the Perry Monument.