Come to the sparkling waters of the “Gem City”, Erie
, in The Great Lakes District
- attaching itself to 57 miles of the coastline of Lake Erie
along the northwestern border of Pennsylvania
, sharing a water border with Canada
, its northern border with New York
, and the western boundary with Ohio
. Staying in vacation rentals for your holiday home accommodations is a terrific way to feel right at home. Whether you are with family, or a group of friends, cabins, restored homes, or a condo rental are ideal for your holiday stay. In downtown Erie, you will find the historic Warner Theatre. Spend an afternoon at the Erie Art Museum. Pack a picnic lunch and explore the counties of Crawford, Mercer, Venango and Erie.
Relish a leisurely breakfast, prepared in the kitchen of your vacation rental accommodations before you head out for the day.
Travel on the Pennsylvanian portion of Route 6, named by National Geographic as “One of America's most scenic drives
". Take a leisurely hike in Erie National Wildlife Refuge
. Place your footprints on the sandy beaches of Erie and see the lighthouses at Presque Isle State Park
. Within two hours, you can locate the three covered bridges
found in Erie County. The Nature Conservancy named the County of Crawford the "last great places in the U.S.
", with the largest natural lake in Pennsylvania. Have you ever seen ducks walking on the backs of fish?
As the numerous fish are being feed bread at the Linesville Spillway, the ducks walk on the backs of fish to compete for food. Take joy in boating, fishing or swimming in Woodcock Creek Lake. Stop for a picnic and hike in this beautiful area.
Settled by the Scots, Edinboro
attracts boaters and fishing enthusiasts. The young will discover what the older folks may remember at the Corry Historical Museum
. Feel rejuvenated
after being pampered at the Riverside Inn century-old health spa in Cambridge Springs. Pick up what you need at the Meadville Market House, established over 140 years ago
. On the banks of French Creek, you will see a replica of the first permanent settlement in the Northwest. With nature as their inspiration, the artistic community display their works in the shops found in the communities and towns, from fine art to traditional renderings – a perfect souvenir. After a full day, it is so nice to go back to your vacation rental and relax.
Architectural buffs will want to see the Victorian houses
, churches and fountains in Titusville, Oil City, Franklin
, and Emlenton, which were built with the wealth produced after the first oil well was established in Venango County. Its 60 miles of paved trails invite you to take a walk, or go biking. Mercier County offers you top-ranking golf courses
, superb shopping, and the Amish countryside
Enrich your holiday experience by choosing a vacation rental seen on the website of Owner Direction Vacation Rentals.
Lodging accommodation options include cabins, lake-side cottages, condo rentals, and apartments.