People love Erie because no matter what the season, there's ALWAYS something to do! Downtown, around town and throughout the entire County, Erie boasts a variety of entertainment and cultural venues that set the stage for endless amounts of fun! Fast paced thrills, educational adventures and affordable family-size entertainment are waiting for you. Spend a few hours, a day, a week or longer and experience our beautiful Great Lakes City yourself! Nestled between the shores of Lake Erie and Presque Isle Bay is Erie's top attraction - Presque Isle State Park. With sandy beaches and endless outdoor recreation, Presque Isle (French for "almost an island") is a National Natural Landmark and one of Pennsylvania's top vacation destinations, welcoming over 4 million visitors annually. Visitors flock to Presque Isle for its distinctive blend of natural beauty and year-round recreation including swimming, boating, biking, surfing, birding and fishing. Explore on foot, wheels, segways, surreys, skis or pontoons and kayaks. Just outside the Park's entrance is the Tom Ridge Environmental Center or "TREC". TREC is a state-of-the-art, "green" facility, focused on educating visitors about the unique 3,200 acres that is Presque Isle State Park.