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Free Pontoon Boat Tour

Free Pontoon Boat Tour

301 Peninsula Dr, Erie, PA 16505

The boat tours start by heading out towards Misery Bay. Along the way, volunteer guides offer an introduction to the park and tell a bit about the area’s importance in the War of 1812. After briefly riding out onto Misery Bay, the boat turns around and heads back towards the dock.Don’t worry, the tour isn’t over yet. The pontoon boat passes the dock and heads into the ponds hidden deep in Presque Isle State Park. While there are some trails that reach portions of this area of the park, they are often quite soggy (or completely covered in water), making a boat the best way to see these spots.