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THE MANY OLD-FASHIONED DELIGHTS OF A PRESQUE ISLE WINTER

Posted: January 22, 2016 6:48 am

Today is midday, midweek, mid-January, and midwinter and sure enough a light flurry snow is falling.  This IS Erie, right?  Under this winter wonderland spell, Presque Isle takes on a hushed Currier and Ives look and quality. As I drive onto the park, I notice quite a few courageous walkers on the multi-purpose trail. They… View Article


” JUST LOOK AT ALL THOSE FALLEN TREES LITTERING THESE BEAUTIFUL WOODS!”

Posted: December 11, 2015 8:05 am

            That’s what a few people in a group of senior citizens said as I guided them on a Presque Isle trail walk last spring.  Three people thought it was shocking that no one from the park’s maintenance staff was not out in the woods along the trails to remove the stumps and fallen trees… View Article


WALKING AND WANDERING ON PRESQUE ISLE

Posted: November 24, 2015 6:52 am

As Presque Isle slips between fall and its annual opening of the winter season, an austere beauty sets in on the park. This is a beautiful time for just wandering.  As many past visitors to “A Place for All Season” know, I define “wandering” as just walking here and there on Presque Isle with NO… View Article


EARLY MORNING – – The day’s most alluring and tantalizing time

Posted: November 26, 2014 6:11 am

  What is it that makes the early morning sunrise hour so tantalizing and the outdoor world so alluring to most nature lovers? To my friend Brian Berchtold, it’s the time birds and animals of Presque Isle welcome the day and seem to pose for him as he kayaks the slumbering waters of the lagoons… View Article


October Senior Walks

Posted: September 19, 2014 9:52 am

              OCTOBER 2014    Presque Isle Senior Walks         Sponsored  by Friends of Tom  Ridge Environmental Center                      All these FREE walks begin at 9:30 a..m.   Walks: October 2    Bay and Old Lake Road Walk  1.5 Miles   … View Article


GOLDENROD – – Pretty Flower or Evil Invader

Posted: August 12, 2014 10:47 am

  I was leading a senior walk on Presque Isle last week and noticed a few goldenrod plants pushing their bright yellow blossoms out into the morning light.  I guess with the cooler weather and it now being August, I should have expected that a few of this both loved and hated plant would begin… View Article


QUIET TIME IN THE WOODS AND FORESTS OF PRESQUE ISLE

Posted: July 28, 2014 8:13 am

Walk down one of the trails of Presque Isle and stop for a minute under one of the large trees just off the main path.   Is it an oak?   Is it a maple?   If you were in the Great Smokey Mountains it could be a 150 foot Tulip Tree.   Elsewhere the trees might be a… View Article



COLD WEATHER WALKING – -“Don’t Hibernate in the Winter”

Posted: January 2, 2014 8:51 am

  Don’t let a little bit of cold  and snowy weather keep you from walking on Presque Isle.   The park is beautiful in the winter!   The following are some tips to make these walks better, warmer, safer and more fun.   We all know that walking is the simplest way to stay active, because… View Article


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