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the elderly, autistic/special needs children and those who are mobility challenged, and are safer than swimming pools and traditional playgrounds. Visit the website for more information. Have an Outdoor Adventure ASBURY WOODS HIKING, MOUNTAIN BIKING, RUNNING, FISHING AND MORE Address: Browns Farm, 5774 Sterrettania Road, Millcreek Township Contact: asburywoods.org, or 814.835.5356 So much to see and do at Asbury Woods! Enjoy a 205‑acre tract of wetlands, forests, fields, streams and historic properties. The Nature Center is one of the premier award‑winning environmental education centers in northwestern Pennsylvania, providing school and group programs, public programs, special events, festivals and summer nature camps. Take advantage of the many recreational opportunities. Visit the website for more information. PRESQUE ISLE BOAT RENTAL AT PRESQUE ISLE CANOE AND BOAT LIVERY Address: Thompson Drive, Erie Contact: presqueisleboatrental.com, or 814.838.3938 Presque Isle Boat Rental has a wide variety of canoes, kayaks, paddleboats, paddleboards, motorboats, pontoons, and rowboats for rent. No need to pack and haul all your gear! ACA‑certified instructors will get you on the water, hassle‑free, in no time! Showcasing over 600 years of biological succession, Presque Isle provides habitat for a large range of both flora and fauna species. You will be amazed at its diversity and beauty as you enjoy one of the best natural paddling locations around. Visit the website for more information. PRESQUE ISLE BOAT TOURS Address: Perry’s Monument, Erie Contact: piboattours.com, or 814.836.0201 Adventure on the Great Inland Sea! The 14‑mile, 90‑minute tours venture into the open waters of Lake Erie. You will view Presque Isle’s shores, Erie’s skyline, lighthouses, ships, the beaches, Gull Point Nature Preserve, wildlife and numerous other sights. Evening tours feature Lake Erie’s fabulous sunsets. Visit the website for more information. STRUSCHEN FLATTS PARK FAMILY FISHING Address: Platz/Elk Valley Road, Fairview Township Contact: fairviewtownship.com, or 814.474.5077 This quiet and charming fishing spot is the perfect place to teach your kids to cast a line this summer. Pack your fishing equipment, bait and license and spend the day enjoying fishing in this beautiful park consisting of 17 wooded acres carved along the shores of Elk Creek. Visit the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission at fishandboat.com/Fish/Pages/default.aspx for more information on fishing rules and regulations, tips and other details. YMCA CAMP SHERWIN FAMILY CAMPING Address: YMCA Ca mp Sherwin, 8600 West Lake Road, Lake City Contact: ymcaerie.org/camp Relax at your campsite, in the park or by the heated pool. Enjoy the great outdoors while fishing in the pond, walking along the beach or hiking in the woods. Enjoy the organized activities or ceramics and crafts in the office. You’ll discover a friendly recreational community regardless of the camping style you choose—tent, RV or cabin. Many types of campsites are available. Tent sites, water and electric sites and sites with full hook‑ups are available. Each site includes a picnic table and fire ring. Visit the website for more information. Take a Walk Back in Time ERIE MARITIME MUSEUM/U.S. BRIG NIAGARA TOUR Address: 150 East Front Street, Erie Contact: flagshipniagara.org, or 814.452.2744, ext. 208 Discover and interact with history! From the War of 1812 through the present day, Erie Maritime Museum will take you through time, the people and the events surrounding Lake Erie. When in homeport, the ship herself is the premier “exhibit.” Berthed within yards of the museum, the U.S. Brig Niagara is visible from the museum’s bayside picture window. Inside, the centerpiece exhibits of the museum range from a former steam‑powered electricity generating station and a reconstruction of the mid‑ship section of the Lawrence to a separate section of the Lawrence replica that has been blasted with live ammunition from the current Niagara’s own carronades. Visit the website for more information. Continued on next page > Millcreek | Summer 2017 | icmags.com 63