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A Summer Day’s Visit to Presque Isle State Park

On Saturday when we left “Roar on the Shore” in downtown Erie, we rode to Presque Isle State Park. We got behind a long stream of traffic going to the state park. The traffic was understandable, as it was a hot summer day!

We ate lunch at Sara’s Restaurant, located at the gateway to Presque Isle State Park.

Sara’s Restaurant

We each ordered an entree-sized grilled chicken salad. The chicken was marinated and warm. The salads were fresh and tasted quite good. As we ate our salads, we noticed people walking away from the counter with orange vanilla twist cones. Boy did they ever look good! We couldn’t resist. We each ordered an orange vanilla twist cone. I learned later that Sara’s Restaurant is famous for its orange sherbet twist cones. The cones tasted every bit as good as they looked!

After lunch we rode to Perry Monument in Presque Isle State Park, where we boarded the 3:00 PM tour aboard the Lady Kate. Our 14-mile, 90-minute tour took us on the open waters of Lake Erie. We enjoyed views of Presque Isle’s shores, Erie’s skyline, lighthouses, ships, the beaches, and Gull Point Nature Preserve. A knowledgeable guide identified and described points of interest along the way.

The captain of Lady Kate
Captain Brooks

Our knowledgeable tour guide

Sit back and enjoy the scenery aboard the Lady Kate.

Perry Monument

 

Victorian Princess

The Victorian Princess, which docks at Dobbins Landing, provides sightseeing as well as brunch, lunch or dinner cruises during the summer months. The paddle boat sustained damage from a fire in early May. Repairs are underway.

Coast Guard

 

North Pier Lighthouse

 

Erie Land Lighthouse

 

We saw several sailboats.

Sailboat

Presque Isle shoreline and beach

Presque Isle Lighthouse

I have visited Presque Isle State Park many times in the almost 13 years that Bob and I have been married. This was our first time aboard Lady Kate. We enjoyed the boat tour very much. One day I hope to go on a boat cruise aboard the Victorian Princess.

10 Responses to “A Summer Day’s Visit to Presque Isle State Park”

  1. Betsy from Tennessee

    Wow—I would really enjoy that boat ride, Linda… You got some great pictures..The orange twist cone sounds yummy also…Sounds like you had a wonderful day.Hugs,Betsy

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  2. George

    It looks as if you had a perfect day to visit Presque Isle. I visited there when I lived in northern Ohio many years ago. It's hot here today and I sure would like one of those orange sherbet twist cones.

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  3. Corker2

    I've heard about this place, but was never there. By the looks of your Images, it must be a real nice area to see. At one time, was supposed to ride there on the Goldwing for a PA Tour, but never got there.

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  4. Ciss B

    I so love lighthouses! Very cool pictures of your ride and the boat as well as the lighthouses of course.

    Reply

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