Once in a lifetime

Posted: May 10, 2011 6:44 pm

This blog is really a love story; a love story about a place; a place that constantly makes my life and the lives of many people richer. The place, Presque Isle State Park, is like a fresh artist’s canvas each day.   Presque Isle allows me and many thousands of other visitors to disconnect from… View Article

History in a nutshell – – The Sidewalk Trail

Posted: May 8, 2011 2:20 am

When the Presque Isle lighthouse was built in 1872, it was known as the “Flash Light” because its light did flash out over the lake waters. I will explain how they did this in a later blog. At the time, a rough trail was installed that ran from the lighthouse to the bayside.  The first… View Article

Walking On Presque Isle

Posted: May 8, 2011 2:19 am

This is the first in a series of ideas, tips, and general information about walking on Presque Isle.   Each section of the series will cover a different subject.  If you are interested, I have covered 20 walks with information about them in my 150-page book entitled “A Walk on the Park”.  This book is… View Article

Cold Water Shock

Posted: May 8, 2011 2:18 am

It is still cold out there and the bay and lake waters are even colder.   A good safety reminder at this time of year for Presque Isle visitors is to watch the children around the water, near piers, and on boats.  Cold water is a major factor in boating and nearshore fatalities. It happens… View Article

The Waterworks Sandbar pulls a disappearing act

Posted: May 8, 2011 2:17 am

Due to the continuing cold weather and on-again, off-again rain systems which continued Wednesday when I had scheduled work on my boat, I decided to do a tour of Presque Isle.  As I drove down Peninsula hill, my car automatically forced its way into the parking lot of Presque Isle Gallery and Coffee Shop. Well,… View Article

A Book for kids – -The BLUES Go Birding Across America

Posted: May 8, 2011 2:16 am

Kids who know nothing about birds, yet do enjoy books, will be thrilled with this little book by Carol L. Mainor and Sandy F. Fuller.   This book, published by Dawn Publications and suitable for ages 5 -9, and is beautifully illustrated by Louise Schroeder. In the book, readers are introduced to Bing, Lulu, Uno,… View Article

May 11 will be a busy day for Presque Isle and the Tom Ridge Center

Posted: May 5, 2011 12:15 pm

Over 400 hundred 1st-12th grade students from the Erie city and county schools, as well as area private schools will visit the park and TREC for a day long Earth Action Youth Summit.  The summit is a year-end celebration for students who have engaged in an Earth Action environmental learning project during this last school… View Article

What the heck is he doing here?

Posted: May 3, 2011 12:18 pm

One recent morning while roaming the marshy areas near the head of Presque Isle Bay, his favorite photographic spot, a friend and Presque Isle Park volunteer was fortunate enough to see and get a wonderful picture of a 13-inch bird with a bright purple-blue head.  He didn’t recognize the bird as one he had ever… View Article

Welcome to my new blog all about Presque Isle

Posted: May 3, 2011 12:17 pm

Like the Peninsula, this blog will change every day.   For example, history may turn out to be a topic for a Monday and then followed by the latest bird sighting on Monday afternoon.  Tuesday could bring a discussion of last night’s storm on the lake.   A reader may have sent a question about… View Article

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