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Presque Isle and Erie Ramble Professional Review and Guide
"The Presque Isle and Erie Ramble is a delightful and easy spin around one of Pennsylvania’s most popular state parks. Stop for a picnic, and go for a swim at one the park’s many guarded sandy beaches. Enjoy miles of shady cycling as you encircle the entire peninsula on bike lanes and multiuse paths. Continue on bike lanes through the easily negotiated and bike-friendly city of Erie. Stop and tour the U.S. Brig Niagara and learn its history at the Erie Maritime Museum. Get a bird’s-eye view of the region by climbing the Bicentennial Tower at Erie’s Dobbins Landing. End your ramble with a relaxing water taxi ride across Presque Isle Bay."
--Jim Homerosky, Road Biking Western Pennsylvania (Falcon Guides).
A great trail for anyone looking for a way to spend the day outdoors! It's a wide trail that sometimes has it's own path and other times shares the road, so overall it's not a problem sharing with the joggers or walkers. It takes you along the harbor on the mainland and through the Presque Isle State Park. There is a lot of parking available, restrooms and water fountains here and there, and several sand beaches with life guards, so if you're going on a warm day, take your swim suit! If you leave the state park, the roads have a few steep spots, but otherwise it makes for a relatively flat ride that you can take at any speed, whether you're training or just out with the kids.
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