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Mar 9, 2017

Awesome Autumn V -- Lake City/Erie, PA


 by Terry Whitesell October 5-9, 2017

Explore northwestern Pennsylvania from Camp Eriez, a private campground named after the Eriez Native American Indians.  Located in Lake City, 15 miles west of Erie (PA's 4th largest city) on scenic Route 5, we can stroll down to the bluff for spectacular sunsets over Lake Erie. 

 The list of things to do is literally endless: visit Presque Isle State Park, the Erie Zoo & Botanical Gardens, Waldameer Water World, Tom Ridge Environmental Center, pumpkin farms & Presque Isle Casino; bike; fish; kayak & boat; shop; golf; attend sporting events; drive the winery trail to 25 distinct wineries that span PA & NY along the southern shores of Lake Erie.  With aprx. 14,000 acres of grapes, PA ranks 4th nationally in grapes grown & 8th in wine production; visit breweries & sample awardwinning beers along the Lake Erie Ale Trail; take a fall foliage ride on PA's famous US Route 6 or the Great Lakes Seaway Trail, a National Scenic Byway.

 Most of the time will be spent pursuing your own interests, but Thursday we'll meet for a potluck dinner (meat provided); Friday we'll have a private tour of the Erie Maritime Museum & quite likely the Flagship Niagara which should be in port! From the War of 1812 (& the Battle of Lake Erie, a pivotal event in that war) through present day, the docent will take us through time, people & events surrounding Lake Erie.  That nite we'll return to the campground for a catered dinner.  On Saturday & Sunday, we'll have supper at different local restaurants (pay on your own.) Breakfasts & lunches are also on your own. Go to http://www.visiterie.com/ or call (800) 524-3743 for a visitor's guide.  I'll provide lots of info & maps at check-in.

 Cost:

 1) Rally fee- $15 per person.  Mail to Terry Whitesell, 274 Meridian Road, Butler, PA 16001, along with your completed registration form (Page 11 of Newsletter). 

 ***Let me know of any dietary restrictions.

 2) Camping fee—Pay Camp Eriez, 9356 W. Lake Road (Route 5), Lake City, PA 16423.  They cannot accept credit cards--only cash or check when you arrive.

Call (814)774-8381 & tell Brian you are with Roadtrek International. There is a 10% discount for Good Sam Club members. They will assign your site.  Early arrivals or late departures are no problem.

 Questions- Call or email me at (724) 482-4191 or whitesellterry@yahoo.com


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