Hiking, fishing, skiing, boating, hunting, biking, golfing, and going to the beach. Outdoor life in Erie County is accessable during all four seasons. Erie County's 51 miles of shoreline offers opportunity for water, beach, and fishing activities, and our rich lush land is home to ski resorts, 32 golf courses, renowned hiking trails, and countless outdoor treasures. 

Erie County is home to Presque Isle State Park on Lake Erie, a National Natural Landmark, nestled between the shores of Lake Erie and beautiful Presque Isle Bay that welcomes 4 million visitors each year.  Open year-round and free to the public, Presque Isle offers swimming, surfing, hiking, biking, rollerblading, boating, kayaking, surreys, ice-kiting, cross-country skiing, canoeing, birding, and fishing. Awarded "Pennsylvania's #1 Attraction for 2017" and the “#1 Freshwater Beach in the Country 2016” designation by USA Today Reader’s Choice, Presque Isle is Erie’s largest outdoor playground proving that there is just something very special about Erie County. In Erie County you will also experieince the most amazing sunsets east of the Pacific Ocean.

There is no shortage of activities for those that love the outdoors. Erie County embraces its four seasons, and offers many must-not-miss activities. 

250 acres of well-kept trails, nature center, gift shop and boardwalk.
The Lake Erie Arboretum has transformed Frontier Park into a hub for community activity with family-friendly educational offerings and a variety of outdoor experiences.
Headwaters Park is located near I-90 and Route 8 and is a unique area creating the headwaters of Mill Creek. Thirty-five acres, adjacent to the Thomas E. Bundy Industrial Park, was donated by Erie County for the creation of our conservation park.
Presque Isle State Park is a 3,200-acre sandy peninsula that arches into Lake Erie. Presque Isle offers its visitors a beautiful coastline and many recreational activities, including swimming, boating, fishing, hiking, bicycling, and in-line skating.
The 587-acre Erie Bluffs State Park lies along the Lake Erie shoreline in western Erie County, twelve miles west of the city of Erie.
The mission of the Erie Zoo is to nurture an appreciation of the world and provide the community with meaningful educational and recreational experiences that foster a greater sense of awareness, stewardship and conservation of animals and plants.
The Great Lakes Seaway Trail is a 518 mile scenic driving route that follows the shores of Lake Erie, the Niagara River, Lake Ontario, and the St. Lawrence River in New York and Pennsylvania.
PA Route 6 “one of America’s most scenic drives,” and the Weather Channel picked Route 6 as its Pennsylvania choice for "Amazing Road Trips to Take In Every State!"
The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) works to conserve and sustain Pennsylvania’s natural resources for present and future generations’ use and enjoyment.
Shore or stream, boat or charter, cast your line for diverse game fish species including steelhead, trout, walleye, muskies, pike, bluegill.
32 golf courses ready to challenge your skills!