Pontoon Tour Season brgins Friday at Lagoons

Posted: May 25, 2011 11:17 pm

A sure sign of coming summer is the beginning of the lagoon tours at Presque Isle.   This Friday May 27th  is the first day for the popular free tours are to begin.      Tours will be on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday.   The weekend tours are scheduled are at  11 a.m. – – 1 p.m.- -2 p.m.     … View Article

Change to Gull Point Walk –Walk # 8

Posted: May 23, 2011 9:58 pm

For the last few of years,  fall and winter storms have not been kind to the entry area of the Gull Point walk.  First of all, the kiosk about Gull point which has been there as long as I can remember is somewhere east of here.  Maybe it is even somewhere on the shores of New York State.   It… View Article

Time of Renewal

Posted: May 22, 2011 1:25 pm

As spring silently steals forward, Stray shafts of light roam the woodland floor. Warmth from the sun, Pushes buds through the brown leaves. The only sound, The trill of a lonesome cricket. A shy Lady Slipper finds a palace On the forest floor among the leaves.   Almost as if on cue, Returning birds begin… View Article

Playing in the sand at beach six

Posted: May 20, 2011 10:04 pm

If you have been walking on the park in the beach six area, you might have noticed a group of grown men playing in the sand around the beach volleyball courts.  Well, after many years of continuous use, the sand on the courts was beginning to be more than a bit polluted with rocks, sticks,… View Article

It’s crowded out here

Posted: May 16, 2011 9:33 pm

One of the first questions that visitors ask about Presque Isle is about the wildlife that lives there.  They want to know about the critters, fish and insects that make the park their home.  Well, when you look at what does inhabit Presque Isle, you might get the idea that the place is a bit… View Article

Sure sign of spring

Posted: May 13, 2011 12:12 pm

Not a perfect May morning – cool with rain clouds lurking on the horizon.  But, no matter. No work today and I‘m off to Presque Isle State Park.  The week just past was all but unbelievable.  Rain. Rain. Rain.  Nights when wind gusts rattled the shutters and gales of wind and water that howled like… View Article

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

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