Erie, Pa., and Presque Isle State Park: Where to go and what to know

January 13, 2012
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GETTING THERE

Presque Isle State Park and Erie, Pa., are about 360 miles by car from Washington. Continental and Delta offer flights from BWI to Erie, with fares starting at $217 round trip.

WHERE TO STAY

Spencer House Bed and Brea kfast

519 W. Sixth St.

800-890-7263

www.spencerhouse.net

Victorian mansion with seven themed rooms with private baths and antique furnishings. Rooms from $89.

Sheraton Erie Bayfront Hotel

55 W. Bay Dr.

814-454-2005

www.sheraton.com/erie

Two hundred rooms with water and city views. Rooms from $129.

WHERE TO EAT

Whole Foods Co-op Cafe

1341 W. 26th St.

814-456-0282

www.wholefoodscoop.org

Fresh-grown and freshly prepared fare, including sandwiches, quesadillas, soups and gourmet pizzas. Dishes from $4.

Wave Cafe

20 E. Fifth St.

814-461-6561

www.erieartmuseum.org/wave

In the Erie Art Museum. Artfully prepared light fare including well-seasoned soups, wraps and salads from $4.25.

Pie-in-the-Sky Cafe

463 W. Eighth St.

814-459-8638

Made-from-scratch soups, entrees and, naturally, pies. Entrees from $10.

WHAT TO DO

Erie Art Museum

411 State St.

814-459-5477

www.erieartmuseum.org

Closed Mondays; $7, seniors and students $5, children younger than 5 free. Wednesdays free.

Presque Isle State Park

Lake Erie

301 Peninsula Dr.

814-833-7424

www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/findapark/presqueisle

Surrounded by Lake Erie and Presque Isle Bay, the park offers hiking, biking and snow trails, many free ranger-led programs and intriguing displays at the Tom Ridge Environmental Center. Free.

INFORMATION

www.visiterie.com

R.S.

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