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.
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.
Sit back and enjoy the scenery aboard the Lady Kate.
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.
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.