A nice full day of riding and sightseeing. Plan on enjoying the ride, checking out nature, local sights and if you like, night life at the Presque Isle Casino (I'll be heading home by then). This ride is for the experienced rider and will be high speeds and possibly heavy traffic if the weather is nice.
Meet for Breakfast at 9:00 AM
Sunny Street Café
Leave for Presque Isle at 10:30 AM
(Riding out on Rt. 90 - There is some construction)
Arrive at the park for a ride through the park and walk around a bit, see museums or just chill.
Check out the Tom Ridge Environmental Center
(Open 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM, No Admission Fee)
Check out the Maritime Museum
(Open Noon – 5:00 PM, Admission $10)
After the museums close meet up at Dobbs Landing
(Open 24 hrs) and if you like to explore a bit more you can walk up the Bicentennial Tower. (There is no charge to walk up the Tower on the first Sunday of each month)
Regroup at the Landing and head over to the Casino around 7:00 to grab a bite of dinner/ look around/gamble. For those of you that may not be is interested in the Casino, there is a Quaker Steak and Lube nearby and you can grab a bite before heading home.
I’ll most likely head home earlier than later. I am not much of a gambler (Riding back on Rt. 90).
TOM RIDGE ENVIRONMENTAL CENTER
ADMISSION: General Admission is Free
HOURS: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. seven days a week, year-round (except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day)
The Tom Ridge Environmental Center (TREC) is the gateway to Presque Isle. TREC is located before the entrance to Presque Isle State Park.
The center is open year-round, offering visitors information and insights into the unique 3,200 acre Presque Isle and the many different forms of life that inhabit it.
Tom Ridge Environmental Center Information Desk
1030 West Bayfront Parkway
Erie, PA 16507
Dobbins Landing is pier that extends past the end of State Street and is popular to many tourists. Open 24 hours, visitors can fish from the pier or climb the tower to catch fantastic views of the sunrise over the bay. Docked on the east side of Dobbins Landing you can find the Victorian Princess, a 150 person, three deck refurbished paddleboat cruise line. Here you can enjoy a brunch, lunch, dinner or happy hour cruise. Learn more about the cruises at victorianprincess.com.
Bicentennial Tower Hours are 9:30am-10pm. There is no charge on the first Sunday of each month.
U.S. BRIG NIAGARA & ERIE MARITIME MUSEUM
150 East Front Street
Erie, PA 16507
Starting with the War of 1812 through the present day, the Erie Maritime Museum will take you through time, the people, and the events surrounding Lake Erie. When in homeport, the Flagship Niagara is the major “exhibit”. Learn more at flagshipniagara.org.
Presque Isle Downs & Casino
8199 Perry Highway
Erie, PA 16509
Presque Isle Downs & Casino features a 140,000 square foot clubhouse with 2,000 slot machines, 48 gaming tables, and fine and casual restaurants and lounges. A thoroughbred horse racing facility features racing as well as concerts and nightly entertainment. Learn more at presqueisledowns.com.