Pennsylvania

Escape to Erie, Pennsylvania's primary access point to our Great Lake. Here, dining, entertainment, nature, shopping, sports and all kinds of family fun provide hundreds of ways to spend a day, weekend or extended stay. Go for a swim set to the backdrop of unparalleled panoramic waterfront views at Presque Isle Beach or take the little ones for a day filled with adventures at the Erie Maritime Museum, expERIEnce Children's Museum or Erie Zoo.

Editor Colleen Smitek reveals the inspiration behind this year's Travel Guide — to nudge you out of your comfortable corner of Lake Erie and discover all the magnificent adventures that awaits along the shoreline and beyond.

We won’t experience another total solar eclipse until 2099, making April 8 a must-see celestial celebration. Here you’ll find some of the best places to enjoy the show, along with the precise time the totality begins in each location.

So nestle into some cozy mobile living quarters with your favorite comforts from home and discover RV-friendly places to stay along Lake Erie.

There’s no better way to get to know a place than by talking with those who love it — and protect it for future generations. Meet Lauren Sovisky, an ambitious entrepreneur who is investing in Erie's future.

There’s no place in the world quite like Presque Isle State Park, a 3,112-acre peninsula that juts out into Lake Erie. With summer right around the corner, we talked to operations manager Matt Greene about five of his favorite things.

For the Waldameer Park & Water World president, every sunny day feels like a party he's hosting for thousands of guests to have the time of their lives.

You cast your votes, and here are the results — the best of Lake Erie in Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, Ontario, Michigan, and the Lake Erie Islands.

From smoothies to sponge candy, indulge in savory and sweet treats at a variety of destinations along Lake Erie.

Putt-putt in paradise with two 18-hole courses that sit feet from the water and create a spectacular backdrop for an afternoon of fun.

Settle into the season with cozy autumn destinations and road trip ideas.