We are in the heart of Lake Erie Wine Country and most wineries are open year-round for both tasting and touring. For a complete listing and description, see www.lakeeriewinecountry.org

You could visit Presque Isle State Park in Erie and try your hand at kayaking, windsurfing, or bicycling. Rentals are available. See www.presqueisle.org.

We are about 20 minutes from Presque Isle Downs & Casino. Live horse racing in season as well as slots and table games. For details, see www.presqueisledowns.com.

Local farms provide us with fruit to pick depending on the time of the year. Local fruit includes apples, strawberries, peaches and cherries! You can also find tomatoes, beans, brussel sprouts and various squash. For details, visit www.pickyourown.org

FreeportfishermanWMWhile at Lake Erie you can either charter a boat or fish from the shore for all types of fish. Check out www.pahuntandfish.com Lake Erie section.

Bicycling! We have several scenic routes planned out by our local bike shop (Lake Country Bike www.lakecountrybike.com), from the short and sweet, to the adventurous. For a flatter ride, Presque Isle State Park has a number of trails with great views.

Try one of the many golf courses in the golf area—see us for suggestions and listing or www.golfable.com – Erie County PA

Almost every weekend there is a festival somewhere within easy driving distance; good food, crafts, and bands. Check with the Innkeeper for details.

How about a trail ride through one of our local stables? Both Eden Farms (814-725-2996) and Double Dab Stables (716-736-4418) have rides available.

Waldameer Park has just built an amazing roller coaster with beautiful views of the lake. Take a virtual ride at www.waldameer.com.

There are two minor league sports teams in town—Hockey and Baseball with the Otters and the Sea Wolves – go see a game. For schedules visit Erie Otters Hockey, and Erie Sea Wolves Baseball.

The Lake Erie Speedway is a 3/8 mile paved NASCAR sanctioned track. For this year’s schedule see www.lakeeriespeedway.com.

Panama Rocks in NY has some really interesting hiking trails for the adventurous. There is a half-mile of towering rocks, cavernous caves, and deep passageways; see www.panamarocks.com.

Presque Isle State Park is famous for the numerous bird species. Details of what has been sited and where you can find it can be found at www.presqueisleaudubon.org.

roehl_niagaraDid you know we are just an hour and a half drive from Niagara Falls?  Spend the day!  Check out the US side at www.niagara-usa.com, and Canadian side at www.niagarafallstourism.com — just remember your passport if you are crossing the border.

Drive the Seaway Trail, and check out the exhibits marked along the way, which include kiosks, museums, and lighthouses. For details, see www.seawaytrail.com.

Take a chocolate tasting tour! There are several chocolate shops/makers in the area that compete to be best—which is your favorite? Locally, there is Stefanelli’s, Pulakos, or Romolo’s…

Useful Links:

North East Chamber of Commerce

Visit Pennsylvania

Erie Tourism

Seaway Trail Tourism

Chautauqua County Information

Lake Erie Wine Country Information