10 Fun Things to Do on the Erie Waterfront & Presque Isle Peninsula

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Decades ago, Lake Erie was dying a slow death due to pollution. Partly for that reason, the city of Erie was also suffering economic issues. However, once officials stepped in to clean up Erie’s waterfront, industry leaders and tourists put Erie back on the map. Today, what used to be Dreary Erie is now a favorite Great Lakes coastal vacation destination. Now, Erie is a bright beacon welcoming visitors to experience all the cool waterfront attractions and fun things to do on the Presque Isle peninsula!

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Lake Minatare State Recreation Area and Lighthouse – Minatare, Nebraska

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In the summer of 2015, we were driving around and visiting Chimney Rock, Courthouse and Jail Rocks in the North Platt River region, we happened upon a sign that directed us to the Lake Minatare Lighthouse. Of course, both of us being former mariners, we had to check why a lighthouse was needed in Nebraska. So, we took a drive down to Nebraska’s Lake Minatare State Recreation Area (SRA) to find it.