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Erie Bluffs State Park

This past Saturday (August 14th) we visited Erie Bluffs State Park, located approximately 12 miles west of downtown Erie. Erie Bluffs became Pennsylvania’s 117th state park on June 4, 2004. According to the DCNR website, “Erie Bluffs is 540 acres of Lake Erie shoreline … it is the largest undeveloped stretch of Lake Erie shoreline remaining in Pennsylvania. The park has one mile of shoreline; 90-foot bluffs overlooking Lake Erie; world-class shallow stream steelhead fishery; old growth forest; rare, endangered and threatened flora; uncommon oak savannah sand barren ecosystem; exceptional value wetlands; and significant archaeological sites.”

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From the parking lot we followed a path alongside a corn field.
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We saw morning glories along the cornfield path.
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A human scarecrow
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The cornfield path led us to this path that went through the woods, high above Lake Erie. The path appeared to be maintained, although we did run into this obstacle along the way.

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The best way to get over this obstacle was to sit down and swing your legs over to the other side.
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The trail was steep in places.

We saw very little of the state park. As stated above, the park is undeveloped. There were no handrails to assist us climbing down the bluff to the lake shore, nor were there any signs to direct us to overlooks. We hope to return to the park one day, after we study maps and additional information about the park on the Internet.

Note to self: Take water and a walking stick on next hike!

9 Responses to “Erie Bluffs State Park”

  1. Ciss B

    The area is gorgeous! I love the woods, and that corn (that scarecrow too) looks like it's almost ready to pick. Great pics, Linda.

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  2. Joe Todd

    Looks like a neat trail. Would be nice to be ablet to get to shorline and see the bluffs. Maybe someday.Internet giving me problems today

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  3. Betsy from Tennessee

    Your hubby is a riot, Linda…. Those pictures made me laugh… He's a cutie!!!!! Looks like a nice hike—but I know what you mean when saying to take a walking stick and some water.. We've done hikes like that —where we didn't take the necessary supplies… George passed out on a mountain once –low blood sugar and no water with us…. Scared me to death!!!!! We are careful these days to take supplies with us!!!!Great pictures.Hugs,Betsy

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  4. Scott

    I like these places that aren't so “improved” where you can see things in a more natural state. Looks like you both had some fun.

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  5. Marge Himber

    This looks like it might be worth researching!!! I think you were following the yellow brick road because the scare crow looked REAL !

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