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Welcome to Erie, Pennsylvania! Welcome to Erie, Pennsylvania’s fourth largest city and the only Pennsylvania Port on the Great Lakes. Located along the shores of one of the world’s best-protected harbors, Erie has an extensive maritime history as a Great Lakes City. Central to the Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Buffalo triangle, Erie is within 500 miles of more than half of the U.S. population and is accessible by automobile, boat, plane, train, or bus. A truly diverse city, Erie boasts a wealth of natural beauty, fascinating history, active cultural and arts scenes, diverse ethnic heritage and first-rate sports teams. Erie offers the cultural and entertainment options you’d expect from a big city, plus the friendliness and leisurely pace of a smaller town. Check VisitErie.com for great overnight packages, contests and trip ideas! Download the FREE Hello Erie GPS-based mobile app and plan your Erie adventure! New walking tours, coupons and packages.

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CONTENT 6 WHAT’S NEW! 8 PLAY A LITTLE/FUN THINGS TO DO 18 DISCOVER A LITTLE/ARTS & CULTURE 22 EXPLORE A LITTLE/OUTDOOR ADVENTURES 28 LEARN A LITTLE/HISTORY & HERITAGE 32 SHOP A LITTLE

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39 COUPONS 42 INDULGE A LITTLE/EAT & DRINK 50 CELEBRATE A LITTLE/FESTIVALS & EVENTS

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• Presque Isle State Park is not only the #1 Freshwater beach in the country (2016) but it’s also been named the #1 Top Attraction in Pennsylvania! (2017, USA Today Reader’s Choice) • Waldameer Park & Water World – Waldameer introduces not one, but two new attractions! The all new Balloon Race ride in Kiddieland and the new CannonBOWL tube slide in Water World! Waldameer was recently voted as the 15th nicest water park in the U.S. Summer 2018 • Gypsy Rose Pirate Bus – the most unique and swashbuckling party bus to ever sail the high streets! Special events, parties, weddings, corporate gatherings, etc. Spring 2018 www.gypsyrosepirateship.com • Splash Lagoon – Expanded kids play area at Monkey Shines Island. New tree house with three new slides and a 250-gallon dumping bucket. Now open! EXPERIENCE CHILDREN’S MUSEUM

• Maleno Adventure Woods at the Erie Zoo combines play opportunities with nature. Now open! • Round One Entertainment – Millcreek Mall (above Mad Mex). Family friendly amusement arcade complex. Summer 2018 • “Be a Tourist in Your Own Backyard” exhibit, expERIEnce Children’s Museum – Play a little and Learn a little! January 2018 • Amazing Airwaves! expERIEnce Children’s Museum. Puff! Whoosh! Whizz! Marvel at the magic of air as it sends balls rocketing through a mazes of tubes, or causes scarves to dance and play on their way to the ground. June 2018. • Presque Isle Lighthouse new gift shop Presque Isle State Park Lighthouse Beach area. February 2018

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• Beach 8 at Presque Isle State Park – new concession area, 2 new bath houses with private restrooms, new parking and beachfront promenade (Beach 6-8). Summer 2018 • Mural Arts Tour of Erie – Take a self-guided tour through Erie’s Little Italy, Center City and East 12th Street corridor. 11 Murals total. www.VisitErie.com/explore/arts-and-culture for a map. • Woody’s Backwater BARge & Grill – Featuring the area’s 1st floating patio! East slip next to Rum Runners. Spring 2018 • Erie Visitor Center – Inside the Tom Ridge Environmental Center. Complete tourism info on the Erie area. 10am-6pm daily. Now open! • George Washington Trail 265th Anniversary – Washington’s Trail 1753 is a driving route through western PA commemorating George Washington’s first military and diplomatic mission in the fall and winter of 1753-1754.

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• Greater Erie Regional Trail Network – Erie County has a vast array of park and recreational opportunities to explore. To find trail locations, go to erietrails.org to view trail route maps, photos of venues and terrain, plus upcoming activities and events.

Getting Here (for maps and transportation/tour services, see page 64) From Baltimore (6 hrs) From Boston (9.5 hrs) From Buffalo (90 minutes) From Chicago (7.5 hrs) From Cincinnati (5 hrs) From Cleveland (90 minutes) From Detroit (4.5 hrs) From New York City (7 hrs) From Niagara Falls (2 hrs) From Pittsburgh (2 hrs) From Toronto (3.5 hrs)

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Fun Things To Do! BEACHES! Presque Isle State Park (use the new USA Today logo)– USA Today’s Reader’s Choice “Top Pennsylvania Attraction” for 2017 and “#1 Freshwater Beach in the Country 2016”, a National Natural Landmark and Pennsylvania’s most visited state park. Sandy beaches, endless outdoor recreation. Presque Isle (French for “almost an island”) welcomes over 4 million visitors annually. Come discover Presque Isle’s distinctive blend of natural beauty plus year-round recreation: swimming, boating, biking, surfing, birding and fishing. Explore on foot, wheels, surreys, skis, pontoons or kayaks. www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/presqueisle.aspx

Other FUN Things to Do! Arts and Culture (page 18) Outdoor Adventures (page 22) History & Heritage (page 28) Shopping (page 32) Eat & Drink (see page 42) 8 | Erie Adventure Guide


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Top Must-Sees! • Waldameer Park & Water World one of America’s oldest amusement parks. • Splash Lagoon Indoor Water Park & Resort. It’s 84° of year-round water soaking excitement! • Erie Zoo & Botanical Gardens. Over 400 animals and 600 species of plants. • Escape Game Erie an interactive experience with code-cracking adventures. • Erie Bayhawks NBA G-league affiliate team of the Atlanta Hawks • Erie Otters Ontario Hockey League team • Erie Seawolves AA baseball affiliate team of the Detroit Tigers • Get Air Erie! Erie’s newest attraction, indoor trampoline park • Presque Isle Downs & Casino northwestern Pennsylvania’s premier gambling destination and racetrack. • Plus! Bicentennial Tower, Board & Brush Erie, Play Port, scenic Boat Tours, Tom Ridge Environmental Center, Erie’s lighthouses: Presque Isle Lighthouse and The North Pier Light and the Land Lighthouse, Erie Commodores National Premiere Soccer League (NPSL). VisitErie.com | 9


Fun Things To Do! All An Act Theatre 652 West 17th Street, Erie, PA 16502 814-450-8553 AllAnAct.net Bicentennial Tower Foot of State Street/ Dobbins Landing, Erie, PA 16507 814-455-7557 porterie.org Board & Brush Erie 3330 West 26th Street, Erie, PA 16506 814-392-3500 boardandbrush.com/erie Erie Art Museum 20 East 5th Street, Erie, PA 16507 814-459-5477 erieartmuseum.org Erie Bayhawks NBA G-League Basketball Erie Insurance Arena 110 East 8th Street, Erie, PA 16501 814-790-5600 eriebayhawks.com Erie Commodores National Premier Soccer League visit the website for game locations, Erie, PA 814-392-4785 ErieCommodores.com Erie Food Tours Meets at Like My Thai 827 State Street, Erie, PA 16501 814-572-1407 eriefoodtours.com Erie Events (Erie Insurance Arena, UPMC Park, Warner Theatre & Bayfront Convention Center) 809 French Street, Erie, PA 16501 814-453-7117 erieevents.com Erie Otters OHL Hockey Erie Insurance Arena/ 201 East 8th Street, Erie, PA 16501 814-455-7779 ottershockey.com Erie Philharmonic 23 West 10th Street, Erie, PA 16501 814-455-1375 eriephil.org Erie Playhouse 13 West 10th Street, Erie, PA 16501 814-454-2852 erieplayhouse.org Erie Seawolves AA Baseball UPMC Park/110 East 10 St., Erie, PA 16501 814-456-1300 seawolves.com Erie Station Dinner Theatre 4940 Peach Street, Erie, PA 16509 814-864-2022 canterburyfeast.com Erie Zoo & Botanical Gardens 423 West 38th Street, Erie, PA 16508 814-864-4091 eriezoo.org 10 | Erie Adventure Guide

Escape Game Erie 23 West 10th Street, Erie, PA 16501 4838 West Ridge Road, Erie, PA 16506 814-580-9905 escapegameerie.com

Splash Lagoon Indoor Water Park Resort 8091 Peach Street , Erie, PA 16509 1-866-3SPLASH (77-5274) splashlagoon.com

expERIEnce Children’s Museum 420 French Street, Erie, PA 16507 814-453-3743 eriechildrensmuseum.org

The BIG Green Screen at TREC 301 Peninsula Drive, Erie, PA 16505 814-838-4123 trecpi.org

Film! At the Erie Art Museum 20 East 5th Street, Erie, PA 16507 814-580-6608 filmsocietynwpa.org

Tom Ridge Environmental Center (TREC) 301 Peninsula Drive, Erie, PA 16505 814-833-7424 trecpi.org

Get Air Erie 1338 East Grandview Boulevard, Erie, PA 16504 814-377-0232 getairerie.com Hooch & Blotto’s Bowling 8071 Peach Street, Erie, PA 16509 814-217-1140 hoochandblottos.com Lake Erie Arboretum at Frontier Park (LEAF) 1501 West 6th Street, Erie, PA 16505 814-453-5323 leaferie.org

Victorian Princess Cruises 1 State Street, Erie, PA 16507 814-459-9696 victorianprincess.com Waldameer Park & Water World 220 Peninsula Drive, Erie, PA 16505 877-817-1009 waldameer.com handicapped,

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Lazer Tag at Splash Lagoon 8111 Peach Street, Erie, PA 16509 814-864-9463 splashlagoon.com/rides/lazertag/ Play Port 2730 West 12th Street, Erie, PA 16505 814-528-5257 playporterie.com Port Erie Sports 402 West Bayfront Parkway, Erie, PA 16507 814-452-2628 porteriesports.com Presque Isle Boat Tours/The Lady Kate Perry Monument at Presque Isle. Erie, PA 16505 814-836-0201 piboattours.com Presque Isle Downs & Casino 8199 Perry Highway/Exit 27, I-90, Erie, PA 16509 866-ERIE-FUN (374-3386) presqueisledowns.com Presque Isle Lighthouse Presque Isle State Park, east of Beach 6, Erie, PA 16505 814-833-3604 presqueislelighthouse.org Presque Isle State Park Foot of Peninsula Drive, Erie, PA 16505 814-833-7424 dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/presqueisle.aspx Presque Isle Touring Company (Yellow Bike, Surreys, Aqua Trike) Presque Isle State Park/Waterworks area, Erie, PA 16505 814-833-7347 presqueisletouringcompany.com Scallywags Pirate Adventures & The Gypsy Rose 2 State Street, Erie, PA 16507 814-453-2627 scallywagspirateadventures.com

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Arts & Culture Spanning performance stages to exhibit walls, Erie’s cultural diversity blends a metropolitan feel with engaging settings, riveting concerts, Broadway performances, theatrical musicals and dramas, national touring acts and artists. Outstanding experiences await…an evening of live music in our vineyards or at the beach, theatrical performances in the park or a day filled with museum and gallery tours. Erie provides entertainment found in a larger city with the affordable, easily accessible and convenience of a smaller town. Erie’s extraordinary arts and cultural community provide residents and tourists alike with experiences that deepen the roots of our region, enliven neighborhoods, fuel creativity, and learning and bridge cultural divides. Our community proudly tells the story of our heritage. It paints a picture of who we are today and our aspirations for an even more vibrant future.

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Top Must-Sees: • All An Act Theatre • Erie Art Museum • The Erie County Historical Society • Erie Maritime Museum/ U.S. Brig Niagara • Erie Philharmonic • Erie Playhouse • Erie Station Dinner Theatre ALL AN ACT THEATRE

• Erie Yesterday • expERIEnce Children’s Museum • Goodell Gardens & Homestead • Mercyhurst Institute for Arts & Culture • Ralph Miller Jewelers & Gallery • Relish, Inc. For a complete resource guide to all the area’s arts and culture organizations, look to the Erie Arts and Culture organization at erieartsandculture.org or VisitErie.com.

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All An Act Theatre 652 West 17th Street, Erie, PA 16502 814-450-8553 AllAnAct.net Erie Arts & Culture 23 West 10th Street, Erie, PA 16501 814-452-3427 erieartsandculture.org Erie Art Museum 20 East 5th Street, Erie, PA 16501 814-459-5477 erieartmuseum.org Erie Broadway Series Warner Theatre/811 State Street, Erie, PA 16501 814-452-4857 erieevents.com The Erie County Historical Society 356 West 6th Street, Erie, PA 16507 814-454-1813 eriehistory.com Erie Maritime Museum/ U.S. Brig Niagara 150 East Front Street, Erie, PA 16507 814-452-2744 flagshipniagara.org Erie Philharmonic 23 West 10th Street, Erie, PA 16501 814-455-1375 eriephil.org

Goodell Gardens & Homestead 221 Waterford Street, Edinboro, PA 16412 814-734-6699 goodellgardens.org Greater Erie Film Office/ Film Society of NWPA 20 East 5th Street, Erie, PA 16507 814-580-6608 filmsocietynwpa.org Mercyhurst Institute for Arts & Culture 501 East 38th Street, Erie, PA 16546 814-824-3000 miac.mercyhurst.edu

For more information, contact Rick Liebel, Director of Development and Marketing, rick@erieartsandculture.org or call 814 4523427 extension 103 www.erieartsandculture.org 23 West 10th St. • Suite 2 • Erie, PA 16501

Ralph Miller Jewelers & Gallery 28 West 8th Street and 3330 West 26th Street, Erie, PA 16501/16506 814-452-3336 ralphmillerjewelers.com Relish, Inc. Gallery 3835 West 12th Street, Erie, PA 16505 814-836-1827 relishinc.com Warner Theatre 811 State Street, Erie, PA 16501 814-452-4857 erieevents.com handicapped,

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CHURCH DIRECTORY METHODIST

Erie East Assembly of God

Saint James African Methodist Episcopal Church

236 E. 11th St., Erie, PA 16503 • (814) 456-4011 Pastor Dale B. Snyder Sr. Church School, Sunday, 9:45 a.m. adno=290445 d 290 2 445

Sunday Morning Service, Sunday, 11:00 a.m.

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Bible Study, Wednesday at 6:00 p.m.

Sunday Services 8:30 and 11a.m.

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CATHOLIC

ST. PETER CATHEDRAL

Cathedral Church of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Erie since 1893 230 West 10th Street, Erie, PA 16501 814-453-6677 www.stpetercathedral.com Weekend Mass schedule: adno=296321

Vigil Mass, Saturday, 4:00 pm Sundays: 6:30 am, 8:30 am and 11:00 am Week Day Masses- M-F 6:30 am, 12:10 pm & 5:15 pm Saturdays: 8:00 am Confessions daily: 4:30 pm- 5:00 pm, Saturday, 3:00 pm- 3:45 pm.

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Handicapped accessible and all are welcome! Sunday Services at 11:00 am.

1510 Townhall Road, Erie, PA 16509

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Sunday services: 8:15 am-Weekly Communion 10:45 am-Communion 1st Sunday of the month Sunday School 9:30 am Weekly

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NON-DENOMINATIONAL CHURCH OF CHRIST

2317 West Grandview Blvd. • 814-838-4866

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Abiding Hope Lutheran Church Saturday Service 5:30 p.m. Sunday Services 8:15 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. Sunday School Class 10:30 a.m. Wednesday night service 7:00 p.m.

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Outdoor Adventures Presque Isle State Park – Erie’s LARGEST outdoor playground! Recently awarded the 2017 “Top Pennsylvania Attraction” and the “2016 #1 Freshwater Beach in the Country” designations by USA Today Reader’s Choice. Open year-round and free to the public. 7 miles of sandy beaches, swimming, surfing, hiking, biking, roller blading, boating, kayaking, surreys, ice-kiting, cross country skiing, canoeing, birding, fishing and world-class sunsets. Recreation equipment rentals are available outside and inside the Park. For information on fishing Lake Erie and its tributaries, download the PA Fish & Boat mobile app! fishandboat.com/mobile.htm

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WALNUT CREEK ERIE STEELHEAD

Top Must-Sees • Great Lakes Seaway Trail, an America’s Byway™, 518-mile scenic driving route in New York and Pennsylvania. • Golfing - Twenty-eight golf courses ready to challenge your skills including Whispering Woods, Peek ‘n Peak, Lakeview Country Club and Erie Golf Club. • Fishing Shore or stream, by boat or charter (Bassin’ on the Bay or Buckets Fishing Charters). Cast your line for diverse game fish species including steelhead, trout, muskies, walleye, pan fish, pike, bluegill, smallmouth and largemouth bass, salmon, catfish, perch and crappies. • Scenic Boat Tours - Scallywags Pirate Adventures Interactive tour for swashbucklers of all ages. - Victorian Princess Authentic paddle wheel boat cruising beautiful Presque Isle Bay May - October - The Lady Kate a 14-mile, 90-minute narrated cruise through the open waters of Lake Erie, Presque Isle Bay, Gull Point • Asbury Woods & Nature Center 250-acres of well-kept trails, nature center and boardwalk. • Peek n’ Peak Ski Resort Skiing, tubing, golfing, Segways, aerial adventure course, spa and more. • Walking Tours: Gems of The City, a walking tour of historic lower Downtown Erie and the West Bayfront Walking Tour (both available on the Hello Erie mobile app) plus Erie Food Tours for yummy tastes and historical bites. • Plus! Camping, birding, ice fishing, Double DAB Riding Stables, Erie Bluffs State Park, Goodell Gardens & Homestead, Lake Effect Sailing, Lake Erie Outfitters, Mount Pleasant of Edinboro, Pennsylvania’s Scenic Route 6, Pennsylvania State Snowmobiling Association and Presque Isle Touring Company. BOATING ON THE BAY

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Outdoor Adventures/ Recreation

Lake Erie Outfitters 421 Peninsula Drive, Erie, PA 16505 814-860-1144 lakeerieoutfitters.com

Asbury Woods Nature Center 4105 Asbury Road, Erie, PA 16506 814-835-5356 asburywoods.org

Lighthouses (Presque Isle Lighthouse, North Pier Light, Land Lighthouse) Presque Isle and Foot of Lighthouse Street, Erie, PA

Bicentennial Tower Foot of State Street/Dobbins Landing, Erie, PA 16507 814-455-7557 porterie.org

Mount Pleasant of Edinboro 14510 Mt. Pleasant Road Cambridge Springs, PA 16403 814-734-1641 skimountpleasant.com

Camp Sherwin/YMCA 8600 West Lake Road Lake City, PA 16423 814-774-9416 ymcaerie.org

North East Marina 11950 East Lake Road, North East, PA 16428 814-725-8244 northeastmarina.com

Double D.A.B. Riding Stables 5811 Welch Hill Road, Ripley, NY 14775 716-736-4418 doubledab.net Erie Extreme Fishing TV Show ErieExtreme.com Erie Zoo & Botanical Gardens 423 West 38th Street, Erie, PA 16508 814-864-4091 eriezoo.org Goodell Gardens & Homestead 221 Waterford Street, Edinboro, PA 16412 814-734-6699 goodellgardens.org Great Lakes Seaway Trail Route 5 and Presque Isle 1-800-SEAWAY-T (732-9298) seawaytrail.com

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Scallywags Pirate Adventures/ Gypsy Rose Pirate Bus 2 State Street, Erie, PA 16507 814-453-2627 scallywagspirateadventures.com

Peek N’ Peak Ski Resort & Spa 1405 Olde Road, Clymer, NY 14724 716-355-4141 pknpk.com Pennsylvania Scenic Route 6 1-87-PA-ROUTE6 (877-276-8836) paroute6.com Pennsylvania State Snowmobile Association Harrisburg, PA 17102 717-441-6065 pasnow.org Port Erie Sports 402 West Bayfront Parkway, Erie, PA 16507 814-452-2628 porteriesports.com

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Presque Isle Lighthouse Presque Isle State Park, east of Beach 6, Erie, PA 16505 814-833-3604 presqueislelighthouse.org Presque Isle State Park Foot of Peninsula Drive, Erie, PA 16505 814-833-7424 dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/presqueisle.aspx

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Lake Erie Arboretum at Frontier Park (LEAF) 1501 West 6th Street, Erie, PA 16505 814-453-5323 leaferie.org pet-friendly &

Presque Isle Boat Tours/The Lady Kate Perry Monument at Presque Isle, Erie, PA 16505 814-836-0201 piboattours.com

Presque Isle Aquabus/Water Taxi 3 pick up locations along Presque Isle Bay, Erie, PA 16507 814-881-2502 porterie.org

Lake Effect Sailing West Canal Basin near foot of State Street, Erie, PA 814-434-0600 lakeeffectsailing.com

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Presque Isle Touring Company (Yellow Bike, Surreys, Segway, Aqua Trike) Presque Isle State Park/Waterworks area, Erie, PA 16505 814-833-7347 presqueisletouringcompany.com


Victorian Princess Cruises Foot of State Street/Dobbins Landing, Erie, PA 16507 814-459-9696 victorianprincess.com

FOR A LIST OF CAMPGROUNDS, PLEASE REFER TO PAGE 58

FISHING CHARTERS Bassin’ on the Bay Charters on request Foot of State Street/East Canal Basin 814-460-3160 facebook.com/bassinonthebaycharters

Erie Golf Club 6050 Old Zuck Road, Erie, PA 16506 814-866-0641 eriegolfclub.com Harbor Ridge Golf Club 3730 Harbor Ridge Trail, Erie, PA 16510 814-898-GOLF hrgolfclub.com Harbor View Miniature Golf 36 State Street, Erie, PA 16507 814-874-3536 harborviewminigolf.com

Lake View Country Club (private club. Limited availability) 8351 Route 89. North East, PA 16428 814-725-9644 lakeviewcc.com Peek ‘n Peak Ski Resort & Spa 1405 Olde Road, Clymer, NY 14724 716-315-4141 pknpk.com Whispering Woods Golf Club 7214 Grubb Road, Erie, PA 16506 814-838-9942 whisperingwoodsgc.com

Buckets Fishing Charters 50 State Street, Erie, PA 16507 724-321-6729 bucketscharters.com

GOLF Crab Apple Ridge Golf Course 10085 Peach Street, Waterford, PA 16441 814-796-3106 crabappleridge.com

Open Year-Round

Free General Admission Park Office Erie Visitor Center Interactive Exhibits BIG Green Screen Theatre Sunset Café Presque Isle Gallery & Gifts

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2014 & 2016 National Sports Commission of the Year

A PRIME Sports Destination • Bid Development • Marketing & Promotion • Venue/Facility Procurement • Volunteer Recruitment

With state-of-the-art facilities, easy access by land or air, and the support of the Erie Sports Commission, Erie, PA is the perfect destination for any sporting event!

• Media Relations

THE ERIE SPORTS COMMISSION is committed to promoting the Erie region as a prime destination for sports and recreation. The ESC works year-round to support local sporting events and bring state, regional, and national sporting events to any of the state-of-the-art venues in the region, like the Erie Insurance Arena or the Bayfront Convention Center, among others.

• Entertainment & Hospitality

Erie Sports Commission events include:

• Economic Impact

• 2018 Ice Breaker Tournament

• Government Relations & City Support Services • Event Management

• Hotel Acquisition ERIE SPORTS COMMISSION DIVISION OF VISITERIE 208 East Bayfront Parkway, Suite 201 Erie, PA 16507 800.524.3743 • 814.454.1000 eriesportscommission.com info@eriesports.com

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• Pennsylvania Junior Wrestling Championships • Flyboard National Tour • The Color Run • USA Volleyball National Junior Beach Tour

• Lake Erie National Cheer and Dance Championships • 2016, 2017 100% RAW Powerlifting World Championships • 2016, 2017 VNEA World Junior Pool Championships


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Erie County was formed in the 1800’s after Pennsylvania purchased the Erie Triangle from the U.S. Government in 1792 for approximately $151,000.  Taken from part of Allegheny County, the new county was then named for Lake Erie and the Eriez Native American Indian tribe, which was destroyed by a combination of pestilence and the Seneca nation under Chief Cornplanter in the midseventeenth century. The first European settlers in the area were the French, who built Fort Presque Isle on the city’s site in 1753. The French abandoned the fort to the English, who lost it in 1763 at the start of Pontiac’s Rebellion. When General “Mad” Anthony Wayne induced the native tribes to make peace in 1794, the area was opened to settlement. The city was laid out in 1795 and became a port in 1801. In 1813, in what is often referred to as Erie’s proudest historical moment, Commodore Oliver Perry defeated the British in the Battle of Lake Erie.

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Top Must-Sees • Erie Maritime Museum/U.S. Brig Niagara Historical artifacts, exhibits and interactive hands-on displays illustrating the War of 1812 and Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry’s victory over the British during the Battle of Lake Erie. • Thomas B. Hagen History Center on historic Millionaire’s Row (West 6th Street). The History Center is home to the Watson-Curtze Mansion, the Carriage House and the King-Mertens Archive Building. • Battles Estate, comprised of The Yellow House and The White House historic farmhouses in Girard PA. • George Washington in a British uniform, Waterford, PA. • Fort LeBoeuf Historical Society/Judson House includes a model of the original fort, numerous exhibits on American Indians and the French and British fur trade. • Lawrence Park Dinor the only Dinor in Pennsylvania on the National Register of Historic Places. • Covered Bridges Harrington Bridge, Brotherton’s Crossing (mid 1800’s) • Plus! Erie Art Museum, Erie Cemetery Tours, expERIEnce Children’s Museum, Firefighters Historical Museum, Gigi’s Route 6 Heritage Center, Goodell Gardens & Homestead, Grape Discovery Center, Lake Shore Railway Museum, Land Lighthouse and various historical societies, memorials/tributes and historical markers (see section directory listing). VisitErie.com | 29


History & Heritage 9-11 Memorial 150 E Front St. In front of Blasco Library , Erie, PA 16507 The Battles Estate (The Yellow & White House) (1st floor only) 436 Walnut Street, Girard, PA 16417 814-454-1813 eriehistory.org Brotherton’s Covered Bridge Niemeyer Road, Waterford, PA Civil War Memorials Girard, PA and Union City, PA Corry Area Historical Society 814-664-4749 Edinboro Area Historical Society/ Doucette House 814-734-6109 Elk Creek Township Historical Society echistoricalsociety@gmail.com Erie Art Museum 20 East 5th Street, Erie, PA 16507 814-459-5477 erieartmuseum.org Erie Cemetery (Historical Walking Tours) 2116 Chestnut Street, Erie, PA 16502 814-459-2463 eriecemeteryassoc.com The Erie County Historical Society 419 State Street, Erie, PA 16501 814-454-1813 eriehistory.com Erie Maritime Museum/U.S. Brig Niagara 150 East Front Street, Erie, PA 16507 814-452-2744 flagshipniagara.org Erie Yesterday 419 State Street, Erie, PA 16501 814-824-2190 erieyesterday.org expERIEnce Children’s Museum 420 French Street, Erie, PA 16507 814-453-3743 eriechildrensmuseum.org Fairview Area Historical Society/The Sturgeon House 814-474-5855 Firefighters Historical Museum 814-456-5969 Fort LeBoeuf Historical Society 31 High Street, Waterford, PA 16441 814-796-4817 fortleboeufhistoricalsociety.org George Washington Monument (only one in a British uniform) Waterford, PA Gigi’s Route 6 Diner & Heritage Center 344 East Columbus Avenue, Corry, PA 16407 814-664-8646 Goodell Gardens & Homestead 221 Waterford Street, Edinboro, PA 16412 814-734-6699 goodellgardens.org 30 | Erie Adventure Guide

Grape Discovery Center 8305 West Main Road, Westfield, NY 14787 716-326-2003 grapediscoverycenter.org

Watson Curtze Mansion (1st floor only) 356 West 6th Street, Erie, PA 16501 814-454-1813 eriehistory.org

Hagen History Center (1st floor) 356 West 6th Street, Erie, PA 16501 814-454-1813 eriehistory.com

Wattsburg Historical Society 814-438-9226

Harborcreek Historical Society 814-899-4447 Harrington Covered Bridge Barney Road, Albion, PA Historic Eagle Hotel 814-796-0060 Hornby School Restoration Society 814-323-4404 Hubbard House Underground Railroad Museum 440-964-8168 Lake Erie Arboretum at Frontier Park (LEAF) 1501 West 6th Street, Erie, PA 16505 814-453-5323 leaferie.org Lake Shore Railway Museum 814-725-1911 Land Lighthouse Foot of Lighthouse Street/Route 5/Great Lakes Seaway Trail The Lawrence Park Dinor LLC 4019 Main Street, Erie, PA 16511 814-899-4390 facebook.com/the-lawrence-park-dinor Lawrence Park Historical Society 814-899-7119 Military Park (World War II, Korean War, Purple Heart & Vietnam War Memorials) Intersection of 27th & State Streets North East Historical Society/Museum 814-403-8709 The North Pier Light Presque Isle State Park 814-833-7424 Oliver Hazard Perry Statue/Monument Presque Isle State Park & East Perry Square Operation Desert Storm Memorial Waterford Park/Gazebo, Waterford, PA Presque Isle Lighthouse Presque Isle State Park, east of Beach 6, Erie, PA 16505 814-833-3604 presqueislelighthouse.org Soldiers & Sailors Memorial West Perry Square/Downtown Erie Brig. Gen. Strong Vincent Statue In front of Blasco Library , Erie, PA Union City Museum & Historical Society 814-438-7573 U.S. Revolutionary War Memorial Waterford, PA Valley School Museum Society 814-756-4764 Veterans Memorials North East, Lake City, Girard and Albion, PA

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Shop Til You Drop! With easy access off Interstates 79 and 90, plenty of shops, boutiques, markets and plazas to choose from and don’t forget‌ Pennsylvania has no sales tax on clothing and apparel! That perfect purchase is here waiting for you, and finding it is part of the fun! Great deals, bargains, locally crafted gifts, unique pieces and homegrown products can be found throughout Erie County. Scattered throughout Downtown and Erie County are numerous boutiques, consignment stores, thrift shops, antique markets, art and museum galleries and gift shops all with their own unique personality. Grab your friends and family and plan your Erie PA shopping adventure today!

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Top Must-Shops! • Millcreek Mall Complex over 150 stores, restaurants and plazas, food court, Kidz Zone, promenade and more. • The Shops at the Colony and West Erie Plaza are two great locations for unique, trendy shopping. • Downtown Erie – a variety of galleries and specialty shops. • Relish Beach Glass Studio & Gallery beach glass jewelry, gifts and home décor • Grasshopper a hipnique boutique one-of-a-kind gift shop (2 locations!) • Ralph Miller Jewelers & Gallery the oldest, largest and only National Awarded Manufacturing Jeweler in the area (2 locations!) • ACTIONTOYMAN satisfies the inner super hero in all of us with plenty of action figures, comics and collectibles. • Village West Shops an eclectic mix of specialty stores and service providers • Fuhrman’s Cider Mill, Bakery & General Store fresh-pressed apple cider and wide selection of local products. • Pulakos Chocolates or a piece of melt-in-your-mouth sponge candy from Romolo Chocolates.

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• Plus! Lake Erie Wine Country, Lake Erie Ale Trail, Claudine’s Consignment, Lighthouse Jewelers, Beach Zero, Harley Davidson of Erie, Grape Discovery Center, Presque Isle Gallery & Gifts at TREC, Painted Finch Gallery, Hulings Blueberries and Farm Market, upper Peach Street shopping. VisitErie.com | 33


Shop Til You Drop! ACTIONTOYMAN 1215 West 26th Street, Erie, PA 16508 814-454-9900 actiontoyman.com Arrowhead Wine Cellars 12073 East Main Road, North East, PA 16428 814-725-5509 arrowheadwine.com Arundel Cellars & Brewing Company 11727 East Main Road, North East, PA 16428 814-725-1079 arundelcellars.com

Cobb’s Second Time Around Thrift Shop 1215 Parade Street, Erie, PA 16503 814-455-4068 cobbsthriftshop.com

Grape Discovery Center 8305 West Main Road, Westfield, NY 14787 716-326-2003 grapediscoverycenter.org

Cold Stone Creamery 360 Millcreek Plaza, Erie, PA 16565 814-864-2310 coldstonecreamery.com

Grasshopper Unique Boutique 2518 Peach Street, Erie, PA 16502 814-454-9545 2818 West Lake Road, Erie, PA 16505 814-836-9545 grasshoppergifts.com

Courtyard Winery 10021 West Main Road, North East, PA 16428 814-725-0236 courtyardwinery.com Epiphany’s Emporium LLC 34 North Center Street, Corry, PA 16407 814-964-4711

Bargains by the Bay 1835 West 26th Street, Erie, PA 16508 814-315-9941 bargainsbythebay.com

Erie Art Museum Frame Shop/Gallery 411 State Street, Erie, PA 16507 814-459-5477 erieartmuseum.org

Beach Zero 83 Peninsula Drive, Erie, PA 16505 814-833-3688 beachzero.com

Five & 20 Spirits & Brewing 8398 West Route 20, Westfield, NY 14787 716-793-9463 enjoymazza.com

Bella Salon & Day Spa 41 West Main Street, North East, PA 16428 814-725-6767 bellasalonanddayspa.net

Fuhrman’s Cider Mill, Bakery & General Store 8270 Peach Street, Erie, PA 16509 814-864-1125 fuhrmanscidermill.com

Claudine’s Consignment 2208 West 8th Street, Erie, PA 16505 814-520-8055 claudinesconsignment.com

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Glass Grower’s Gallery 10 East 5th Street, Erie, PA 16501 814-453-3758 glassgrowersgallery.com

Harley Davidson of Erie 3712 West 12th Street, Erie, PA 16506 814-838-1356 hderie.com Hulings Blueberries and Farm Market 5095 Old State Road, Edinboro, PA 16412 814-734-5605 hulingsblueberries.com Lakeview Wine Cellars LLC 8440 Singer Road, North East, PA 16428 814-725-4440 lakeviewwinecellars.com Lake Erie Outfitters 421 Peninsula Drive, Erie, PA 16505 814-860-1144 lakeerieoutfitters.com Lighthouse Jewelers 2230 West 8th Street, Erie, PA 16505 814-454-7770 lighthousejewelers.com Mazza Vineyards 11815 East Lake Road, North East, PA 16428 800-796-WINE (9463) enjoymazza.com


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Mazza Wine Shop at Fuhrman’s Cider Mill 8270 Peach Street, Erie, PA 16509 814-864-1125 enjoymazza.com Millcreek Brewing Company 4102 West Lake Road, Erie, PA 16505 814-616-2793 millcreekbrew.com Millcreek Mall 5800 Peach Street, Erie, PA 16565 814-868-9000 millcreekmall.net Moosehead Pottery 12775 Donation Road, Waterford, PA 16441 814-796-6635 mooseheadpottery.com Naturally Yours Designs 7359 West Ridge Road, Fairview, PA 16415 814-474-2700 yoursnaturally.com Painted Finch Gallery, Inc. 508 East Columbus Avenue, Corry, PA 16407 814-664-3053 paintedfinchgallery.com Penn Shore Vineyards 10225 East Lake Road, North East, PA 16428 814-725-8688 pennshore.com Presque Isle Gallery & Gifts 301 Peninsula Drive, Erie, PA 16505 814-836-9107 discoverpi.com/nature-shop Presque Isle Wine Cellars 9440 West Main Street, North East, PA 16428 814-725-1314 piwine.com

The Squeaky Frog Gift Shop at Asbury Woods 4105 Asbury Road, Erie, PA 16505 814-835-5356 asburywoods.org Village West Shops 3330 West 26th Street, Erie, PA 16506 814-838-9762 villagewestshops.com Voodoo Brewery 215 1/2 Arch Street, Meadville, PA 16335 814-337-3676 VoodooBrewery.com Wegman’s 6143 Peach Street, Erie, PA 16509 5028 W. Ridge Road, Erie, PA 16506 wegmans.com West Erie Plaza 800 West Erie Plaza Drive, Erie, PA 16505 814-459-5730 westerieplaza.com Wild Birds Unlimited 3330 West 26th Street, Erie, PA 16506 814-838-5145 wbu.com/erie World of Music 1355 West 26th Street, Erie, PA 16508 814-459-2585 worldofmusicerie.com Ye Ole Sweet Shoppe 402 State Street, Erie, PA 16501 814-456-8766 yeolesweets.com

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Presque Isle Wine Cellars Wine Shop 2658 West 8th Street, Erie, PA 16505 814-315-6537 piwine.com Pulakos Chocolates 2530 Parade Street, Erie, PA 16503 814-452-4026 2060 Interchange Road, Erie, PA 16509 814-868-4924 pulakoschocolates.com Ralph Miller Jewelers & Gallery 28 West 8th Street, Erie, PA 16501 3330 West 26th Street, Erie, PA 16506 814-452-3336 ralphmillerjewelers.com Relish, Inc. 3835 West 12th Street, Erie, PA 16505 814-836-1827 relishinc.com Romolo Chocolates 1525 West 8th Street, Erie, PA 16505 814-452-1933 romolochocolates.com South Shore Wine Company 1120 Freeport Road, North East, PA 16428 814-725-1585 enjoymazza.com Sprague Farm & Brew Works 22043 US Highway 6 & 19, Venango, PA 16440 814-398-2885 Sleepingchainsaw.com/brew_works 36 | Erie Adventure Guide

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21 Brix Winery

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1201Kitchen 1201 State Street, Erie, PA 16501 814-464-8989 1201restaurant.com Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill 2911 West 12th Street, Erie, PA 16505 814-838-1144 4002 Buffalo Road, Erie, PA 16510 814-898-0150 7790 Peach Street, Erie, PA 16509 814-866-8210 visitscott.com Backstretch Buffet at Presque Isle Downs 8199 Perry Highway, Erie, PA 16509 814-860-8999 presqueisledowns.com Bayfront Grille at the Sheraton Hotel 55 West Bay Drive, Erie, PA 16507 814-454-2005 sheratoneriebayfront.com

The Colony Pub & Grille 2670 West 8th Street, Erie, PA 16505 814-838-2162 thecolonypubandgrille.com

Hooch & Blotto’s Sports Bar & Grill 8071 Peach Street, Erie, PA 16509 814-217-1140 hoochandblottos.com

The Cork 1794, LLC Opening Summer 2018 West Erie Plaza, Erie, PA 16505 cork1794.com

I-Hop 8040 Peach Street, Erie, PA 16509 2933 West 12th Street, Erie, PA 16505 814-520-5303 visitscott.com

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit 3716 Liberty Street, Erie, PA 16508 814-868-4227 dickeys.com Donato’s Pizza 1535 West 8th Street, Erie, PA 16505 814-722-5900 donatos.com Edinboro Lake Resort Sunset Grill 12670 Edinboro Road Edinboro, PA 16412 814-434-3307 edinborolakeresort.com

Bolero 16 West 10th Street, Erie, PA 16501 814-459-2220 avalonerie.com

Erie Food Tours Meets at Like My Thai 827 State Street, Erie, PA 16501 814-572-1407 eriefoodtours.com

Calamari’s Squid Row 1317 State Street, Erie, PA 16501 814-459-4276 calamaris-squidrow.com

The French Quarter 8657 Perry Highway, Erie, PA 16509 814-864-8856 roarontheshorecamping.com

Cheyenne Cattle Company Chophouse 16 West 10th Street, Erie, PA 16501 814-459-2220 avalonerie.com

Fox & Hound Sports Tavern 250 Millcreek Plaza, Erie, PA 16565 814-864-5589 foxandhound.com

Cloud 9 Wine Bar and Restaurant 25 West 10th Street, Erie, PA 16501 814-870-9007 cloud9erie.com

Gigi’s Route 6 Diner & Heritage Center 344 East Columbus Avenue Corry, PA 16407 814-664-8646

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Harbor View Grill 3730 Harbor Ridge Trail, Erie, PA 16510 814-898-4653 hrgolfclub.com

Isle House Café 9440 West Main Road, North East, PA 16428 814-725-1314 x215 piwine.com Joe Roots Grill 2826 West 8th Street, Erie, PA 16505 814-836-7668 joeroots.com Latino’s Restaurant & Bar 1315 Parade Street, Erie, PA 16503 814-452-1966 latinosrb.com Lavery Brewing Company 128 West 12th Street, Erie, PA 16501 814-454-0405 LaveryBrewing.com The Lawrence Park Dinor LLC 4019 Main Street, Erie, PA 16511 814-899-4390 LBV Steak & Pasta at Presque Isle Downs 8199 Perry Highway, Erie, PA 16509 814-866-8359 presqueisledowns.com Lighthouse Inn & Restaurant 3704 East Lake Road, Erie, PA 16511 814-899-9300 erielighthouseinn.com Millcreek Mall Food Court 5800 Peach Street, Erie, PA 16565 814-868-9000 millcreekmall.net Maxi’s Grille at the Bel-Aire 2800 West 8th Street, Erie, PA 16505 814-464-2626 belaireclarion.com


Millcreek Brewing Company 4102 West Lake Road, Erie, PA 16505 814-616-2793 millcreekbrew.com

Samurai Kitchen + Sushi 2767 West 12th Street, Erie, PA 16505 814-833-0293 samuraikitchenerie.com

Ye Ole Sweet Shoppe 402 State Street, Erie, PA 16501 814-456-8766 yeolesweets.com

Molly Brannigans Irish Pub & Restaurant 506 State Street, Erie, PA 16501 814-453-7800 mollybrannigans.com

Sara’s Restaurant 25 Peninsula Drive, Erie, PA 16505 814-833-1957 sarasandsallys.com

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The Skunk & Goat Tavern 17 West Main Street North East, PA 16428 814-347-9078 cork1794.com

Noosa 11950 East Lake Road North East, PA 16428 814-347-5376 noosanortheast.com

Smuggler’s Wharf 3 State Street, Erie, PA 16507 814-459-4273 smugglerswharfinc.com

Peek N’ Peak Ski Resort & Spa 1405 Olde Road Clymer, NY 14736 716-355-4141 pknpk.com

Sunset Café at TREC 301 Peninsula Drive, Erie, PA 16505 814-833-5843 trecpi.org

Pineapple Eddie Southern Bistro 1402 West 10th Street, Erie, PA 16502 814-454-0700 pineappleeddiesouthernbistro.com

U Pick 6 Harbor House 4454 Buffalo Road, Erie, PA 16510 814-616-8106 upick6.com

The Plymouth Tavern 1109 State Street, Erie, PA 16501 814-453-6454 plymouthtavern.com

U Pick 6 Public House 4575 West Ridge Road, Erie, PA 16506 814-520-8495 upick6.com

Quaker Steak & Lube 7851 Peach Street, Erie, PA 16509 814-864-9464 visitscott.com Rum Runners 133 East Dobbins Landing, Erie, PA 16507 814-455-4292 rumrunnerserie.com Rum Runners Cove 2 State Street, Erie, PA 16507 814-454-7160 rumrunnerscove.com Safari Grille 2225 Downs Drive, Erie, PA 16509 814-868-9200 visitscott.com

U Pick 6 Tap House 333 State Street, Erie, PA 16507 814-520-5419 upick6.com Voodoo Brewery - Erie 101 Boston Store Place , Erie, PA 16501 814-520-6990 VoodooBrewery.com Voodoo Brewery - Meadville 215 1/2 Arch Street, Meadville, PA 16335 814-337-3676 VoodooBrewery.com Wegman’s 6143 Peach Street, Erie, PA 16509 5028 W. Ridge Road, Erie, PA 16506 wegmans.com

7 Sins Brewery 10593 West Main Road Ripley, NY 14775 716-581-2090 7sinsbrewery.com Arundel Cellars & Brewing Company 11727 East Main Road North East, PA 16428 814-725-1079 arundelcellars.com Brew Brothers at Presque Isle Downs & Casino 8199 Perry Highway, Erie, PA 16509 814-866-8363 presqueisledowns.com The Brewerie at Union Station 123 West 14th Street, Erie, PA 16501 814-454-2200 Brewerie.com Erie Ale Works 416 West 12th Street, Erie, PA 16501 814-218-0321 eriealeworks.com Erie Brewing Company 1213 Veshecco Drive, Erie, PA 16501 814-459-7741 eriebrewingco.com Five & 20 Spirits & Brewing 8398 West Route 20 Westfield, NY 14787 716-793-9463 enjoymazza.com Lake Erie Ale Trail Over 9 breweries! lakeeriealetrail.com

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Lavery Brewing Company 128 West 12th Street, Erie, PA 16501 814-454-0405 LaveryBrewing.com Luminary Distilling 8270 Peach Street, Suite 300, Erie, PA 16509 814-790-4044 luminarydistilling.com Millcreek Brewing Company 4102 West Lake Road, Erie, PA 16505 814-616-2793 millcreekbrew.com Sprague Farm & Brew Works 22043 US Highway 6 & 19 Venango, PA 16440 814-398-2885 Sleepingchainsaw.com/brew_works

WINES

21 Brix Winery 6654 West Main Road Portland, NY 14769 716-792-2749 21brix.com Arrowhead Wine Cellars 12073 East Main Road North East, PA 16428 814-725-5509 arrowheadwine.com Arundel Cellars & Brewing Company 11727 East Main Road North East, PA 16428 814-725-1079 arundelcellars.com

U Pick 6 Beer Store 7520 Peach Street, Erie, PA 16509 814-866-2337 upick6.com

Courtyard Winery 10021 West Main Road North East, PA 16428 814-725-0236 courtyardwinery.com

Voodoo Brewery - Meadville 215 1/2 Arch Street Meadville, PA 16335 814-337-3676 VoodooBrewery.com

Five & 20 Spirits & Brewing 8398 West Route 20 Westfield, NY 14787 716-793-9463 enjoymazza.com

Voodoo Brewery - Erie 101 Boston Store Place , Erie, PA 16501 814-520-6990 VoodooBrewery.com

Johnson Estate Winery, LLC 8419 West Main Road Westfield, NY 14787 716-326-2191 johnsonwinery.com

DONATO’S

Lake Erie Wine Country 23 wineries in PA and NY 877-326-6561 lakeeriewinecountry.org Lakeview Wine Cellars LLC 8440 Singer Road North East, PA 16428 814-725-4440 lakeviewwinecellars.com

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Mazza Vineyards 11815 East Lake Road North East, PA 16428 800-796-WINE (9463) enjoymazza.com Penn Shore Vineyards 10225 East Lake Road North East, PA 16428 814-725-8688 pennshore.com Presque Isle Wine Cellars 9440 West Main Road North East, PA 16428 814-725-1314 piwine.com South Shore Wine Company 1120 Freeport Road North East, PA 16428 814-725-1585 enjoymazza.com handicapped,

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Festivals & Events Mark your calendars and get ready because we’ve got plenty of fun festivals, fairs, celebrations and events to keep you busy year-round! Dust off the lawn chairs, shake out your blankets, gather the kiddos, text your friends, pack up the car and hit the road.

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Festivals & Events April 2018

May 2018

June 2018

April 7 2018 Erie Micro Brew Festival 1pm-4pm and 5pm-8pm The Brewerie at Union Station WQLN.org/Brewfest 814-864-3001 35 Micro and Nano Craft Brewers pouring over 100 kinds of beer. Two sampling sessions.

TBA 10th Annual Spirit Quest Film Festival 11am-11pm Erie Movie House SpiritQuestFilmFest.com Featuring three days of inspirational and thought provoking independent film screenings from around the world!

June 13 - July 18 UPMC Sunset Music Series at Presque Isle every Wednesday 6pm-9pm Presque Isle State Park, Beach 1 DiscoverPI.com 814-838-5138 Free concerts on the beach plus food vendors and world-class sunsets!

May 17-20 Edinboro Art & Music Festival all day Downtown Edinboro Edinboroartandmusic.com 814-734-3777 A three day event that showcases grassroots art and music in the unique spirit of Appalachian culture and tradition.

June 14-16 Lake City Fire Company 93rd Annual Carnival 5-10pm Thurs/Fri, 1pm-11pm Sat Lake City, PA LakeCityFire.org 814-774-4402 Food, rides, games, bingo, parade and live entertainment. Family friendly!

May 25-27 10th Annual Troika Russian Festival Fri Noon-10pm, Sat Noon-4pm, Sun Noon-10pm Old Orthodox Church of the Nativity ChurchoftheNativity.net 814-459-8515 Authentic Russian food, ice bar, live folk entertainment. Free admission and free parking.

June 30 Erie Pride Fest 1pm-4pm Perry Square, Downtown Erie nwpapride.org Pride Parade18th & State to Perry Square. Fest includes entertainment, info tables, food and more!

May 30-June 2 28th Annual Erie Wild Rib Cook Off & Music Festival 11am-11pm Perry Square, Downtown Erie ErieRibFest.com 814-899-5177 numerous vendors compete for best rib competition plus plenty of music, entertainment and tasty barbecue!

July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 8 Great Tuesdays 6pm-9pm Highmark Amphitheater at Liberty Park PortErie.org 814-455-7557 live music every Tuesday evening, each week a different artist and style July & August

April 14-15 Asbury Woods Maple Festival 11am-4pm Asbury Woods Nature Center Asburywoods.org 814-835-5356 Maple syrup making historical tours, arts & crafts, maple flavored foods, pancakes & music April 21 - July 1 95th Annual Spring Show Regular museum hours Erie Art Museum ErieArtMuseum.org 814-459-5477 Juried, regional art show, open to artists within a 250-mile radius of Erie. April 26-28 National Collegiate Acrobatics and Tumbling Association (NCATA) National Championships Gannon Univeristy Hammermill Center gannonsports.com The Erie Sports Commission and Gannon University will host hundreds of collegiate athletes from across the country, as Erie hosts this national championship event for the first time.

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July 10-14 73rd Annual North East Fireman’s Cherry Festival all day Downtown North East necherryfestival.com 814-725-5616 family entertainment with midway rides, games, arts, crafts, large parade and of course cherry pies! July 13-15 Panegyri Greek Festival all day Assumption Greek Orthodox Church ErieOrthodox.org 814-838-8808 authentic Greek dancing, food and pastries. Church tours, arts, crafts and entertainment. July 14-22 Harley Davidson of Erie BikeFest all day Harley Davidson of Erie HDErieBikeFest.com 814-838-1356 9 days of rides, music, giveaways, vendors, entertainment and more! July 18-22 Roar on the Shore various times each day Downtown Erie/Perry Square RoarontheShore.com 800-815-2660 Join thousands of motorcycles and enthusiasts with a roaring caravan through the streets of Erie plus musical entertainment, themed rides, food, special guests and more! July 27-29 Discover Presque Isle Days various times each day Presque Isle State Park DiscoverPI.com 814-838-5138 Celebrate Presque Isle State Park with musical entertainment, beach volleyball, arts & crafts, food, bonfires and more! July 28 11th Annual Beer on the Bay 12pm-7pm Amphitheater at Liberty Park eriepa.com/beer-on-the-bay 814-454-7191 x123 The region’s largest craft beer festival held on the picturesque Erie Bayfront August 2018 August 2-5 Lake Erie Cycle Fest Weekend various times each day various locations eriecyclefest.org An all-cycling weekend for all cycling lovers, Lake Erie Cycle Fest features unique collection of rides for cyclists of all levels. August 2-4 Dan Rice Days Th 6-10pm, Fri 10-10, Sat 8:30a-10p Downtown Girard danricedays.com 814-774-9683 Event commemorating the life and times of the most famous clown in history.

August 3-5 Blues, Jazz and Arts Festival 1pm-11pm Frontier Park ErieArtMuseum.org 814-459-5477 Various local, regional and national blues and jazz bands perform on one professional stage. August 6 35th Annual Lake Erie Fanfare 7pm Veterans Stadium leregiment.org 814-456-5300 Featuring a variety of drum and bugle corps from across the nation in competition. August 7, 14, 21 8 Great Tuesdays 6pm-9pm Liberty Park/Burger King Amphitheater PortErie.org 814-455-7557 Live music every Tuesday evening, each week a different artist and style July & August August 10-12 St. Paul’s Annual Italian Festival various times each day St. Paul’s Church stpaulrc-erie.com 814-459-3173 Italian food, cookies, pasta fagioli dinner, musical entertainment and procession of the Virgin Mary. August 16-19 Celebrate Erie 2018 Th 5pm-9pm, Fri-Sun Noon-10pm Downtown Erie CelebrateErie.com 814-870-1200 Four day extravaganza celebrating everything Erie from food to culture to music and performances filling the streets of downtown. TBA Erie Homecoming & Business Showcase 10am-4pm eriepa.com 814-454-1000 August 24-26 Zabawa Polish Festival 5pm-10pm Fri, 1pm-10:30pm Sat, Noon6pm Sun Holy Trinity Church grounds holytrinityrc.org 814-456-0671 Polish festival featuring home-made specialties, polka music, dancing and raffles. August 27-September 1 Erie County Fair various times each day Erie County Fairgrounds/Wattsburg, PA wattsburgeriecountyfair.com 814-739-2232 Erie County’s oldest and largest fair. Entertainment, amusement rides, truck/ tractor pulls, horse pulls and great food.

September 2018 September 1-2 German Heritage Festival 11am-8pm Sat/11am-6:30pm Sun St. Nick’s Grove DANK-Erie.org 814-456-9599 Gemutlichkeit starts with “The Mad Bavarian”, German music, food, dancing, petting zoo and historical research. September 3-8 Waterford Community Fair various times each day Waterford Fairgrounds/Waterford, PA Waterfordfair.org 814-796-4490 Agricultural exhibits, thrill rides, truck/ tractor & horse pulls, food & entertainment. September 6-9 25th Annual Edinboro Highland Games various times each day Edinboro University Edinboro.edu 814-732-1420 Variety of music, massed pipe bands marching, food, athletics, kids’ games, and an array of gift and clothing vendors. September 10-15 74th Annual Albion Area Fair various times each day Albion Fairgrounds/Albion, PA albionfair.com 814-756-3911 Animal exhibits, produce exhibits, tractor pulls, live music, amusement rides and food. September 14-16 2nd Annual Comicon Erie Bayfront Convention Center eriepromotions.com Gaming tournaments, cosplay contests, Q&A’s panels, celebrity guests, artists & vendors. September 14-16 Erie Irish Festival Fri 5pm-10:30pm, Sat 11:30am-10:30pm, Sun 11:30am-6pm St. Patrick’s Church erieirishfestival.com Irish vendors, Irish food and entertainment, Irish-themed art show and raffles September 28-30 WineFest various times each day Gravel Pit, Gibson & Heard Parks, North East PA nechamber.org 814-725-4262 Wine tasting, winery tours, grape stomping, vendors, bed racing, car/motorcycle shows, food and live entertainment. October 2018 Throughout October Pumpkintown USA 10am-8pm daily Mason Farms Country Market masonfarms.net 833-9933 Erie’s premier Halloween event, fun for the entire family. Rides, haunted house, petting zoo, maze, food concessions. VisitErie.com | 53


October 12-13 Ice Breaker Tournament, presented by LECOM 4pm and 7:30pm Erie Insurance Arena hurstathletics.com/icebreaker The Erie Sports Commission and Mercyhurst University will host the University of Notre Dame, Providence University, and Miami University of Ohio in this premier NCAA Division I Men’s Ice Hockey Tournament. October 12-30 ZooBoo! 6pm-9pm Erie Zoo eriezoo.org 814-864-4911 Scary but not too scary annual Halloween event. Come in costume and enjoy the Zoo at night. Treats and fun for the entire family. October 13-14, 20-21 Fall Fest at Peek ‘n Peak various times each day Peek ‘n Peak Ski Resort pknpk.com 716-355-4141 Pumpkin cannon, huge craft show, live entertainment and family activities. November 2018 November 3 Wurst Party at Peek ‘n Peak Peek ‘n Peak Ski Resort pknpk.com 716-355-4141 German Beer Fest. Jump into your lederhosen, grab a beer stein and get ready for the WURST party of the year! November 9-11 WQLN Holiday Arts and Craft Show Rainbow Gardens wqln.org 814-217-6058 The official start to the holiday shopping season!

November 30 - December 31 Victorian Holidays 2018 Wed-Sat 11am-4pm, Sun 1pm-4pm Hagen History Center eriehistory.com 814-454-1813 A multi-faceted celebration of the season featuring 12 themed rooms and trees throughout the Hagen History Center plus Victorian teas, music, more. December 2018 Throughout November & December Holiday Performances, Craft Shows and Art Sales Erie Playhouse, Warner Theatre, Erie Station Dinner Theatre, Erie Philharmonic & throughout Erie County Check VisitErie.com for a complete list of holiday performances and events! December 1-2 School House Craft Festival McDowell Intermediate Auditorium asburywoods.org 814-835-5356 December 7 Downtown d’Lights 6pm-8pm Downtown Erie/Perry Square eriedowntown.com 814-455-3743 Downtown Erie comes alive with light and festivities for the holiday season. Vendors, horse-drawn sleigh rides and entertainment. December 14-16, 27-30 Asbury Woods Winter Wonderland 6pm-9pm Asbury Woods Nature Center asburywoods.org 814-835-5356 Stroll along the 1/3 mile boardwalk illuminated with thousands of lights, holiday music, children’s craft. Relax with a hot drink, popcorn or a s’more indoors or by the fire in the outdoor pavilion.

November 12-18 Erie Craft Beer Week Breweries in the Lake Erie Ale Trail lakeeriealetrail.com November 17 Ales & Aces featuring the Lake Erie Ale Trail Brew Brothers/Presque Isle Downs & Casino lakeeriealetrail.com 11 local craft brewers and their winter beer release. Live entertainment and $10 in free slot play. Tickets at lakeriealetrail.com November 23-25 Festival of Trees various times each day Bayfront Convention Center saintvincenthealth.com/festivaloftrees 814-452-5302 Beautiful professionally decorated themed Christmas trees from various area sponsors. Musical holiday entertainment, holiday vendors and Santa.

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ACCOMMODATIONS Bed & Breakfasts George Carroll House 401 Peach Street, Erie, PA 16507 814-504-0845 georgecarrollhouse.com Grape Arbor Bed & Breakfast 51 East Main Street North East, PA 16428 814-725-0048 grapearborbandb.com Spencer House Bed & Breakfast 519 West 6th Street, Erie, PA 16507 814-464-0419 spencerhousebandb.com

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A Cottage Getaway 148 West Kelso Drive, Erie, PA 16505 814-864-3574 Clement’s Lake Erie Cottages North East, PA 16428 814-566-4722 clementslakeeriecottages.com Edinboro Lake Resort 12690 Edinboro Road Edinboro, PA 16412 814-434-3307 edinborolakeresort.com Erie Rentals, Inc. 1004 West 6th Street #1W, Erie, PA 16507 814-874-3800 erierentalsinc.com Hudson Lofts 5720 Station Road, Erie, PA 16510 724-979-2838 LiveHudsonLofts.com Kelso Beach Rentals 1903 West 8th Street, PMB 253, Erie, PA 16505 814-874-3800 kelsobeachrentals.com Kelso Cottage, Erie, PA 16505 814-434-2232 erierental@gmail.com Lakeview on the Lake 8696 East Lake Road, Erie, PA 16511 814-899-6948 lakeviewerie.com

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Light on the Lake Beachcomber Apartment 11934 Seitzinger Road North East, PA 16428 814-725-9115 lightonthelake.com My Cozy Cottage Rentals 4041 South Shore Drive, Erie, PA 16505 814-233-0084 cozycottagerentals.com Swanson’s Cottages 161 Kelso Drive, Erie, PA 16505 814-323-4442 swansonproperties.net Virginia’s Beach Lakefront Cottages & Camping 352 Holliday Road North Springfield, PA 16430 814-922-3261 virginiasbeach.com

ACCOMMODATIONS Campgrounds Camp Sherwin/YMCA 8600 West Lake Road Lake City, PA 16423 814-774-9416 ymcaerie.org Erie KOA Kampgrounds 6645 West Road, McKean, PA 16426 814-476-7706 eriekoa.com Folly’s End Campgrounds 8600 Avonia Road, Girard, PA 16417 814-474-5730 follysend.com

The French Quarter Camping 8657 Perry Highway, Erie, PA 16509 814-864-8856 frenchquarterserie.com Harecreek Campground 375 Sciota Street, Corry, PA 16403 814-664-9684 hccamp.com Lampe Marina Campground Foot of Port Access Road, Erie, PA 16507 814-454-5830 porterie.org/camping Presque Isle Passage RV Park & Cabins 6300 Sterrettania Road Fairview, PA 16415 814-833-3127 presqueislepassage.com Sparrow Pond Campground 11103 Route 19N, Waterford, PA 16441 814-796-7677 sparrowpond.com Virginia’s Beach Lakefront Cottages & Camping 352 Holliday Road North Springfield, PA 16430 814-922-3261 virginiasbeach.com West Haven at Lake Erie RV Park & Family Campground 6601 Sterrettania Road Fairview, PA 16415 814-403-3243 westhavenrvpark.com

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ACCOMMODATIONS Hotels, Motels

Comfort Inn 8051 Peach Street, Erie, PA 16509 814-866-6666 comfortinnerie.com

Avalon Hotel & Conference Center 16 West 10th Street, Erie, PA 16501 814-459-2220 avalonerie.com

Comfort Inn-Presque Isle 3041 West 12th Street, Erie, PA 16505 814-835-4200 choicehotels.com

Bayfront Inn 2540 West 8th Street, Erie, PA 16505 814-838-2081 bayfrontinnerie.com

Courtyard Erie Bayfront 2 Sassafras Pier, Erie, PA 16507 814-636-1005 marriott.com/eridt

Baymont Inn & Suites 8170 Perry Highway, Erie, PA 16509 814-866-8808 baymontinns.com

Courtyard by Marriott 7792 Peach Street, Erie, PA 16509 814-860-8300 courtyardbymarriotterie.com

Best Western Plus 8033 Oliver Road, Erie, PA 16509 814-920-4196 bestwestern.com

Econolodge 8050 Peach Street, Erie, PA 16509 814-866-5544 econolodgeerie.com

Candlewood Suites by IHG 2020 Edinboro Road, Erie, PA 16509 814-866-4755 ihg.com/candlewood/hotels/us/en/erie/ ericw/hoteldetail

Fairfield Inn by Marriott 2082 Interchange Road, Erie, PA 16565 814-868-0985 marriott.com/erifi

Clarion Lake Erie Hotel & Bel-Aire Conference Center 2800 West 8th Street, Erie, PA 16505 814-833-1116 belaireclarion.com Cobblestone Inn & Suites 864 East Columbus Avenue Corry, PA 16403 814-663-0001 staycobblestone.com Cobblestone Hotel & Suites Bayfront 701 Bayfront Parkway, Erie, PA 16507 814-455-1010 staycobblestone.com Cobblestone Hotel & Suites Behrend 4995 Station Road Harborcreek, PA 16510 814-899-9099 staycobblestone.com

Glass House Inn 3202 West 26th Street, Erie, PA 16506 814-833-7751 glasshouseinn.com Green Roof Inn 8790 Route18/Meadville Road Girard, PA 16417 814-774-7072 thegreenroofinn.com Hampton Inn Erie 8050 Old Oliver Road, Erie, PA 16509 814-866-6800 eriehamptoninn.com Hilton Garden Inn 2225 Downs Drive, Erie, PA 16509 814-866-1390 hiltongardeninn.hilton.com Holiday Inn Express & Suites 8101 Peach Street, Erie, PA 16509 814-217-1100 holidayinnexpresserie.com

Holiday Inn Express & Suites North East 6310 Old Station Road, North East, PA 16428 814-725-4400 hiexpress.com Home 2 Suites by Hilton 8035 Oliver Road, Erie, PA 16509 814-315-4325 home2suites3.hilton.com Homewood Suites by Hilton 2084 Interchange Road, Erie, PA 16565 814-866-8292 erie.homewoodsuites.com Lakeview on the Lake 8696 East Lake Road, Erie, PA 16511 814-899-6948 lakeviewerie.com LaQuinta Inn & Suites 7820 Perry Highway, Erie, PA 16509 814-864-1812 laqintaerie.com Lighthouse Inn & Restaurant 3704 East Lake Road, Erie, PA 16511 814-899-9300 erielighthouseinn.com Microtel Inn 8100 Peach Street, Erie, PA 16509 814-864-1010 mictrotelinn.com/erie Quality Inn & Suites Conference Center 8040 Perry Highway , Erie, PA 16509 814-864-4911 qualityinnerie.com Quality Inn & Suites of Presque Isle 6467 Sterrettania Road Fairview, PA 16415 814-838-7647 qualityinn.com Red Roof Inn 7865 Perry Highway, Erie, PA 16509 814-868-5246 www.redroof.com/property/Erie/PA/

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Residence Inn by Marriott 8061 Peach Street, Erie, PA 16509 814-864-2500 residenceinnerie.com

Misty Shores Events 9570 East Lake Road Ripley, NY 14775 814-823-3401 mistyshoresevents.com

Riviera Motel 3107 West Lake Road, Erie, PA 16505 814-838-1997 rivieramotel.net

Quality Inn & Suites Conference Center 8040 Perry Highway, Erie, PA 16509 814-864-4911 qualityinnerie.com

Sheraton Erie Bayfront Hotel 55 West Bay Drive, Erie, PA 16507 814-454-2005 sheratoneriebayfront.com Solstice by CHG 8040 Oliver Road, Erie, PA 16509 814-864-5810 SpringHill Suites by Marriott 2087 Interchange Road, Erie, PA 16509 814-864-5000 springhillhotelerie.com Steelhead Inn 3005 West 12th Street, Erie, PA 16505 814-838-1924 steelheadinnerie.com Sunset Motel 13825 Ridge Road West Springfield, PA 16443 814-922-3550 sunsetmotelpa.com Super 8 Motel 8040 Perry Highway , Erie, PA 16509 814-864-9200 super8.com TownePlace Suites by Marriott 2090 Interchange Road, Erie, PA 16565 814-866-7100 marriott.com/erike Wingate by Wyndham 8060 Old Oliver Road, Erie, PA 16509 814-860-3050 wingatehotels.com

BANQUET FACILITIES (see also Hotels & Motels) Ambassador Center 7794 Peach Street, Erie, PA 16509 814-866-9999 ambassadorerie.com Bayfront Convention Center 1 Sassafras Pier, Erie, PA 16507 814-455-1260 bayfrontconventioncenter.com Clarion Lake Erie Hotel & Bel-Aire Conference Center 2800 West 8th Street, Erie, PA 16505 814-833-1116 belaireclarion.com The Conference Center at the Manufacturer & Business Association 2171 West 38th Street, Erie, PA 16508 800-815-2660 mbausa.org

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Lake View Country Club 8351 Route 89 North East, PA 16428 814-725-9644 lakeviewcc.com

BUSINESS ASSOCIATIONS & SERVICES Bensur Creative Marketing Group 1062 Brown Avenue, Erie, PA 16502 814-461-9436 bensur.com

Corry Chamber of Commerce 221 N. Center Street, Corry, PA 16407 814-665-9925 corrychamber.com Creative Productions 10200 West Lake Road Lake City, PA 16423 814-806-7664 petsonthebay.com Cumulus Media (Classy 100, Z102.3, NASH FM 979, 104.3 The Vibe, ESPN Radio 1260 The Score) 471 Robison Road, Erie, PA 16509 814-868-5355 classy100.com Downtown Corry Business Association 29 Brook Street Corry, PA 16407 814-664-0246 facebook.com/ downtowncorrybusiness/ Engel O’Neill PR & Advertising 2124 Sassafras Street, Erie, PA 16502 814-454-3111 engeloneill.com Erie Arts & Culture 23 West 10th Street, Erie, PA 16501 814-452-3427 erieartsandculture.org Erie Bank 2650 Edinboro Road, Erie, PA 16509 814-868-7523 eriebank.bank Erie Cemetery Association 2116 Chestnut Street, Erie, PA 16502 814-459-2463 eriecemeteryassoc.com Erie Events 809 French Street, Erie, PA 16501 814-453-7117 erieevents.com Erie Downtown Partnership 140 East 5th Street, Erie, PA 16507 814-455-3743 eriedowntown.com


Erie Insurance Arena 809 French Street, Erie, PA 16501 814-453-7117 erieevents.com

Manufacturer & Business Association 2171 West 38th Street, Erie, PA 16508 800-815-2660 mbausa.org

Erie Promotions & Expo’s Inc. 5938 B Spires Drive, Erie, PA 16509 814-790-5079 eriepromotions.com

National Fuel 1100 State Street, Erie, PA 16501 814-871-8000 nationalfuelgas.com

Erie Regional Chamber & Growth Partnership 208 East Bayfront Parkway, Suite 100, Erie, PA 16507 814-454-7191 eriepa.com

Naturally Yours Designs 7359 West Ridge Road Fairview, PA 16415 814-474-2700 yoursnaturally.net

Erie Sports Commission (a division of VisitErie) 208 East Bayfront Parkway , Erie, PA 16507 814-454-1000 eriesportscommission.com Erie Times News/GoErie.com 205 West 12th Street, Erie, PA 16534 814-870-1600 GoErie.com Erie Visitor Center Inside TREC/301 Peninsula Drive , Erie, PA 16505 814-833-2940 VisitErie.com Erie-Western PA Port Authority 1 Holland Street, Erie, PA 16507 814-455-7557 porterie.org Falconer Printing & Design Servicing PA, NY & OH since 1910 814-860-1287 falconerprinting.com Ferralli Studios 2450 Dutch Road, Fairview, PA 16415 814-315-9405 ferralli-studios.com/ Forte Marketing 1571 West 38th Street, Erie, PA 16508 814-790-4979 forte-marketing.com Greater Erie Alliance for Equality (GEAE) 301 West 10th Street, Erie, PA 16501 866-229-1974 greatereriealliance.com KimKopy Printing 2040 West 8th Street, Erie, PA 16505 814-454-6635 kimkopy.com Knox, McLaughlin, Gornall & Sennett, P.C. 120 West 10th Street, Erie, PA 16501 814-459-2800 kmgslaw.com Koldrock Waters, Inc. 1951 Grove Drive, Erie, PA 16505 814-452-0200 koldrockerie.com Lake Erie Speedway (special events only) 10700 Delmas Drive North East, PA 16428 814-725-3303 lakeeriespeedway.com

North East Area Chamber of Commerce 44 West Main Street North East, PA 16428 814-725-4262 nechamber.org Presque Isle Partnership 301 Peninsula Drive Ste 2, Erie, PA 16505 814-838-5138 discoverpi.com Printing Concepts, Inc. 4982 Pacific Avenue, Erie, PA 16506 814-833-8080 printingconceptsinc.com Race of Champions Modified Series 1670 Hall Road, Elma, NY 14059 716-880-0110 rocmodifiedseries.com Scott Enterprises 2225 Downs Drive, 6th Floor, Erie, PA 16509 814-868-9500 visitscott.com visitPAcasinos 707 West 38th Street #310, Erie, PA 16508 814-636-7133 visitPAcasinos.com Werkbot 1001 State Street #800, Erie, PA 16501 814-461-1322 werkbot.com WICU TV 12 (NBC), WSEE 35 (CBS), The CW- Lily Broadcasting 3514 State Street, Erie, PA 16508 814-454-5201 wicu12.com WJET TV 24 (ABC)/WFXP TV 66 (FOX) 8455 Peach Street, Erie, PA 16509 814-864-2400 yourerie.com

HOSPITALS/FITNESS & HEALTH CENTERS, SPAS Bella Salon & Day Spa 41 West Main Street North East, PA 16428 814-725-6767 bellasalonanddayspa.net

Erie Veterans Affairs Medical Center 135 East 38th Street, Erie, PA 16504 814-868-8661

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Millcreek Community Hospital 5515 Peach Street, Erie, PA 16509 814-864-4031

Saint Vincent Hospital 232 West 25th Street, Erie, PA 16544 814-452-5000

Peek ‘n Peak Ski Resort & Spa 1405 Olde Road Clymer, NY 14724 716-315-4141 pknpk.com

UPMC Hamot Medical Center 201 State Street, Erie, PA 16550 814-877-6000 upmc.com/locations/hospitals/hamot/ handicapped,

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AVALON HOTEL & CONFERENCE CENTER

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AAA East Central 6660 Peach Street, Erie, PA 16509 814-866-0246 AAA.com Anderson Coach & Travel One Anderson Plaza Greenville, PA 16125 724-588-8310 GoAnderson.com C B & C Innovative Tours P.O. Box 6589 , Erie, PA 16512 814-739-2287 cbandctours.com Coach USA 7171 West Ridge Road Fairview, PA 16415 814-459-6666 coachusa.com Erie International Airport/ Tom Ridge Field 4411 West 12th Street, Erie, PA 16505 814-833-4258 erieairport.org Erie Metropolitan Transit Authority (The “E”) 127 East 14th Street, Erie, PA 16503 814-452-3515 ride-the-e.com Erie Transportation Services/ Erie Yellow Cab 129 East 26th Street, Erie, PA 16504 814-461-TAXI (8294) erieyellowcab.com Erie Visitor Center Inside TREC/301 Peninsula Drive , Erie, PA 16505 814-833-2940 VisitErie.com Flagship Trolley 1805A Pittsburgh Avenue, Erie, PA 16502 814-453-4666 flagshiptrolley.com Presque Isle Aquabus/Water Taxi 3 pick up locations along PI Bay, Erie, PA 16507 814-881-2502 porterie.org/watertaxi South Shore Limousine 129 East 26th Street, Erie, PA 16504 814-452-2711 south-shorelimo.com handicapped,

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INTERSTATE HIGHWAY

ATTRACTION/ POINT OF INTEREST

INTERSTATE EXIT FISHING PA HIGHWAY HIKING TRAIL US HIGHWAY INFORMATION STATE GAME LAND BIKING TRAIL

SWIMMING

GREAT LAKES SEAWAY TRAIL

CAMPING

AMERICA’S BYWAYS

COVERED BRIDGE

ROUTE 6 NATIONAL RECREATIONAL TRAIL

BOAT LAUNCH

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