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BENEFITS OF PRESQUE ISLE STATE PARK

Posted: March 19, 2016 9:16 am

  With its numerous lakefront, bayfront, beach and water-based recreational amenities plus its many other educational and recreational opportunities, our park has long been recognized as one of Pennsylvania State Parks’ crown jewels. Presque Isle attracts over 4.2 million visitors annually. They come from the local region, the rest of the United States and abroad…. View Article


FOGGY MORNING ON PRESQUE ISLE

Posted: March 15, 2016 10:09 am

  On Saturday morning, I woke up at 4 a.m. for some crazy unexplainable reason.  Sleep had made a quick escape from my morning menu. As I went into the kitchen to make coffee, I noticed that I could barely see my garage just sixty feet away. The fog was like the old time saying… View Article


IT MUST BE SPRING???

Posted: March 10, 2016 9:35 am

It’s Tuesday, March 8, and spring is not scheduled to arrive until the 20th.  This morning with camera in hand and coffee in my mug I ventured out to Presque Isle at 7:15 a.m.  I had a jacket handy, but for the most part, I really didn’t need it.   It was 65 degrees out unless… View Article


A NATURAL HIGH

Posted: March 6, 2016 9:12 am

I recently read a quote from Craig Chalquist, PhD of the east-west Psychology Department at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco.   He said, “To be truly healthy, we need nature. We evolved in a natural world. Technology keeps us indoors for so long we forget we’re part of it.” Well, here in… View Article


ICE DUNES AT PRESQUE ISLE BEAUTIFUL, WONDERFUL AND MISSING

Posted: February 12, 2016 8:47 am

  “Don’t climb the ice dunes”, warn the signs and rangers on Presque Isle. Of course, that’s when there are ice dunes. Last Thursday I had a meeting at Lakeshore Country club where I could look out over Lake Erie and see eight foot waves rolling in off the ice free lake. These waves can… View Article


AWESOME SHIPWRECK EXHIBIT AT TREC

Posted: February 8, 2016 10:50 am

It opened to big crowds on February 1 and had a full house of visitors on SATURDAY FEBRUARY 6th. It’s a wonderful exhibit on the second floor exhibit hall at the Tom Ridge Environmental Center. Visitors were quick to realize that Lake Erie’s richest history lies 60 feet under the waters near our Presque Isle… View Article



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


SPECIAL JANUARY PROGRAMS AT TREC AND JOY SENIOR CENTER

Posted: January 3, 2016 1:24 pm

January is a time for resolutions and making changes in our lives. In this blog I list a few select programs offered by the Friends of Tom Ridge Environmental Center, Pennsylvania DCNR and a few programs offered at the Joy Senior Center. January Program hosted by Friends of Tom Ridge Environmental Center KNOW THE 10… View Article


MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAVE A WONDERFUL AND SAFE NEW YEAR

Posted: December 23, 2015 6:21 am

I hope all of you have a wonderful holiday season. I have plans in the works for 2016 to have four or five guest bloggers and to get back to the normal twice a week schedule. I am sorry that the blog took second place recently in my life and thought I would let everyone… View Article


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