Outdoor Activities

Waldameer Park & Water World - 220 Peninsula Drive, Erie, PA 16505
Phone: (814) 838-3591

Waldameer Park & Water World

An Erie summer tradition, Waldameer Park & Water World has provide children and adults with thrills for nearly 120 years. Waldameer has over 75 ride, slides, games and attractions for people of all ages to enjoy. {...}

Visit www.waldameer.com for pricing and full park map of attractions.

Live Music

Erie PA Live Music

Live music abounds throughout indoor and outdoor venues during the summer months. From classic rock, to cover bands, to country, Erie is the summer hot spot for cool tunes. Any day of the week, you can find a multitude of venues offering live musical performances.

8 GREAT TUESDAY – Free concert series every Tuesday at 6:30 PM, beginning July 7th – August 25th at the Burger King Amphitheater at Liberty Park. www.porterie.org/8-great-tuesdays/

UPMC SUNSET MUSIC SERIES – Free concert series every Wednesday at Beach 1 at 5:30 PM, beginning June 10th www.discoverpi.com/events/upmc-sunset-music-series/

Block Party – Free concert series every Thursday at 6:30 PM, beginning June 4th at U Pick Six Tap House www.eriedowntown.com *Block Party locations change every week. Visit website for upcoming locations and performances.*

Erie Zoo - 423 W. 38th Street, Erie, PA 16508
Phone: (814) 864-4091

Erie Zoo

It’s a jungle out there and at the Erie Zoo you can experience just how “wild” it is! Visit nearly 400 animals from all parts of the world, Botanical Gardens, fun-filled, children’s play area and 11 gorgeous gardens throughout the facility. Come for the day or even just a few hours! {...}

Visit www.eriezoo.org for pricing, list of attractions, and event calendar.



Erie’s Northeast region is known for its ideal terrain for growing grapes, and is home to an array of family-owned, award-winning wineries. Available for tours and tastings, these locations make the perfect day-trip whatever the weather!

Mazza Vineyards
11815 Lake Road, North East, PA 16428 www.mazzawines.com 1(800) 796-9463

Presque Isle Wine Cellars
9440 W. Main Street, North East, PA 16428 www.piwine.com (814) 725-14314

Courtyard Wineries
10021 W. Main Street, North East, PA 16428 www.courtyardwineries.com (814) 725-0236

Penn Shore
10225 E. Lake Road, North East, PA 16428 www.pennshore.com (814) 725-8688

Heritage Wine Cellars
12160 East Main Road, North East, PA 16428 www.heritagewine.biz (814) 725-8015

Arrowhead Wine Cellars
12073 E. Main Road, North East, PA www.arrowheadwine.com (814) 725-5509

Lakeview Wine Cellars
8440 Singer Road, North East, PA 16428 www.lakeviewwinecellars.com (814) 725-4440

Sea Wolves Games - Jerry Uht Park – 110 E. 10th Street, Erie, PA 16501

Jerry Uht Ballpark

Take the family out to the ‘ole ball game! There’s nothing like enjoying a good game of America’s favorite pastime. Erie has its own minor-league baseball team that is a Double-A affiliate of the Detroit Tigers. Tickets are affordable and there are plenty of giveaways and crowd interaction that will keep everyone “howling”! {...}

Catch the next game while you’re in town! Visit http://m.milb.com/t106/scores/ for the team’s full schedule.

Asbury Woods Nature Center - 4105 Asbury Road, Erie, PA 16506
Phone: (814)835-5356

Explore 250 acres of well-kept nature trails by foot, bike or snow shoes! {...}

Visit www.asburywoods.org for a complete list of activities.

Scallywags Pirate Adventure -2 State St., Erie PA 16507
Phone: (814)453-2627

Scallywags Pirate Adventure

Interactive voyages offer fun and adventure for families and swashbucklers of all ages. {...}

Visit www.scallywagspirateadventures.com for details and departures.

Presque Isle Boat Tours/The Lady Kate - Perry Monument at Presque Isle
Phone: (814) 836-0201

Enjoy a 90 minute, 14 mile voyage on the open waters of Lake Erie. View Erie’s skyline, lighthouses, ships, beaches, or catch a sunset on the evening cruise. {...}

Visit www.piboattours.com for schedule and reservations.

Additional outdoor recreational activities to enjoy during your stay at Swanson’s Cottages include:
ice fishing | Lake Effect Sailing | geocaching | birding | beach glass hunting | golfing | Putt-Putt golf | Peek n Peak Aerial Adventure Course | horseback riding