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The Joys of Hiking in Erie County, Pa

January 15, 2023 | 3 Minute Read

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Hiking in Erie County, Pennsylvania

Erie County offers a diverse range of hiking experiences for outdoor enthusiasts of all skill levels. Here are some of the popular hiking destinations in the county:

Scott Park

This park features a variety of scenic trails that wind through lush forests and meadows. The park also offers excellent bird-watching opportunities, as well as a playground and picnic areas for families.

Asbury Woods

A nature preserve that boasts over 200 acres of diverse habitats, including wetlands, forests, and meadows. The preserve offers several trails of varying difficulty, including a wheelchair-accessible trail, making it a great option for hikers of all abilities.

Presque Isle

This beautiful peninsula that juts into Lake Erie offers several miles of trails that take hikers through a variety of habitats, including dunes, wetlands, and forests. Along the way, hikers will be treated to stunning views of the lake and the surrounding countryside.

6 Mile Creek Park

Located in Harborcreek, this park offers a peaceful trail that runs along a 6 mile creek and features trail that provide easy access to the creek. Northern Allegheny Mountain Bike Association has made many trail for mountain bikes that you can hike on.

Howard Eaton Reservoir

Located near North East, this park is great option for nature lovers. The park offers a variety of trails that takes hikers through the beautiful woods and around the reservoir, providing opportunities to spot wildlife and enjoy the peaceful surroundings.

Bluffs State Park

This park offers a unique hiking experience, with its steep cliffs and rugged terrain. The park features several challenging trails that lead hikers to the top of the bluffs, where they can enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. Bluffs State Park is also home to a variety of wildlife, making it a popular spot for bird-watching and wildlife photography.

Overall, Erie County offers a variety of hiking options for visitors, from the peaceful nature trails to the rugged terrain and stunning views. Whether you’re looking for a leisurely stroll or a challenging hike, you’re sure to find a trail that suits your needs in Erie County.

Cherry Pie Hikes

George Washington Cherry Pie Walk - Sunday, February 19 - Fort LeBoeuf, Waterford, PA. Meet at the Fort LeBoeuf French & Indian War Museum at Noon. The 3 mile walk travels out to the historic covered bridge, returning back to the museum through the cemetery [stopping briefly at the gravesite of Micheal Hare]; or a shorter 1 mile walk makes a loop throughout the town past historic sites & homes. Complimentary refreshments of Cherry Pie & hot beverages will be served at the end of each walk. Questions: Donald Pearce at or text (814)860-0221

2nd Annual Cherry Pie Hike - February 20 - Saegertown, PA. Meet at the Museum, 320 Broad St, Saegertown, at 11 AM to join a guided walk to spots associated with young George Washington’s 1753 mission, followed by a slice of cherry pie! Free. Reservations not needed. Sponsored by the Saegertown Heritage Society, ph. (814) 763-4101.

20th Annual Cherry Pie Hike - February 25 - Jennings Environmental Education Center near Slippery Rock. Take a 7-mile hike on the North Country Trail or choose between two nature walks in the state park or six history hikes. Meet George Washington or history authors Jason Cherry and Brady Crytzer, visit with French and Indian War reenactors, and eat cherry pie! Reservations are required. Cash donation. (photo by Darl Black)