Erie

Overview

Introduction

Erie, Pennsylvania, on the shore of Lake Erie 126 mi/203 km north of Pittsburgh, is Pennsylvania's only Great Lakes port.

Extending out into the lake is Presque Isle State Park, which includes 11 mi/18 km of white-sand beach and 3,200 acres/1,300 hectares of parkland. The park is considered a premier bird-watching area.

Erie's historical attractions include the USS Niagara, a reconstruction of Commodore Perry's second flagship in the victory over the British on Lake Erie in 1813. The ship is housed at the Erie Maritime Museum. The Charles V. Gridley Gravesite and Monument at Lakeside Cemetery has four cannons that commemorate the naval commander who played an important role in the Battle of Manila Bay in the Spanish-American War.

Request Full Destination Guide

To request access to the full version of this destination guide, please provide your email address below. Your email address will only be used for verification purposes and will not be used for marketing purposes.

Email Address  


  Copyright ©2012 Northstar Travel Media LLC. All Rights Reserved.
   
 
  
 
  Your Travel Specialist
 
  Golden Anchor Travel, Inc
800-299-1125
Email: shirley@goldenanchortravel.com

1909 Southwood Street
Sarasota, Florida 34231
www.goldenanchortravel.com
 
 
  ST35401