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By Guest (0 McR Points) on Apr 30, 2008
March 22, 2011
We live in Erie, and we take this ride when ever…
August 3, 2009
We took a ride on Peninsula Drive on Aug. 2. It…
Written DirectionsThis route starts at the intersection of 12th St. and Peninsula Dr. in Erie, PA. Just follow Peninsula Dr. north onto and around Presque Isle. The road eventually circles back to the starting point. Good "easy rider" road.
SceneryIf your from out of town, you have to ride this one for the scenery! Peninsula Dr. Is located on Presque Isle State Park. Presque Isle is a peninsula which stretches about 9 miles out into Lake Erie. The road forms a parameter around the "almost island". You start on the south side with a view of the city of Erie from across the bay. As you circle the peninsula and come back to the north side you will see several beaches and picnic pavilions. I recommend catching the sunset on the north side (one of top ten sunsets in the U.S.). This road makes a good destination for a day trip. It is a scenic, easy ride.
Drive EnjoymentThe road conditions are good but the speed limit is slow so it's not a race track. Look out for traffic on the weekends. This is one of those motorcycle rides you just enjoy a leisurely ride through some great scenery!
Tourism OpportunitiesThe area is a tourist attraction so you'll find a ranger station with information. And you'll find junk food and bathrooms at Beach 6.
Some Some highlights along Peninsula Dr.: - "Sarah's" at the head of the park is a nice place to eat.
- The "Sand Bar" at the corner of 12th St. and Peninsula Dr. is a good place to eat and drink.
-Several walking trails along the road provide an opportunity to stretch your legs. I recommend the Dead Pond trail and the Gull Point trail. A lot of good scenery and wild life on the trails. Keep a look out for foxes, bald eagles, sea gulls and countless song birds.
- Beach 6 and 10 are the best for swimming. Beach 10 features armature kiting and wind surfing on the weekends.
- Canoe rental and boat tours directly over the bridge just past Perry Monument on south side. .