Saturday, March 12, 2011

Presque Isle State Park

Presque Isle State Park is home to over twenty caches (search on GCGC1F) in the heart of cache-rich Erie, Pennsylvania. Besides being a place to find a number of caches, this park is a very scenic area along the Lake Erie shoreline. It offers nice beaches (they will be crowded), great places to stop for a picnic, and very good birding opportunities. While you are here, be certain to stop and visit the 1873 lighthouse in the park.

Presque Isle State Park and geocaching have a long and rewarding relationship. The local caching group NWPA Geocachers has hosted an annual CITO here for many years as a way to give back to the park and to keep this wonderful area beautiful.

Be prepared for ticks and heavy traffic. Besides the holiday weekend, the park is a neighbor to Waldameer Park, the tenth oldest amusement park in the US.

- Many thanks to catcher24 for sharing this super pic of the Presque Isle Lighthouse

The Tom Ridge Environmental Center (TREC) is at the gateway to Presque Isle State Park. It is a super place to visit and a great stop for obtaining your Great Lakes Seaway Geotrail coin. The center has extended hours, but make certain to check what holiday hours may be.

For those cachers who like us hunt older caches, there are four caches released in 2001 or 2002 within a couple miles of the state park.

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