Presque Isle State Park is one of Millcreek Township's largest community assets; driving over 4 million annual visitors through the township. In order to best support the community of Millcreek and this one of a kind state park, Millcreek is enacting the Presque Isle Gateway Plan. This plan will redevelop the gateway district to something unique and special for both residents, visitors and the local economy. Planning work has been underway since 2016. Read more about it here.
Presque Isle State Park is a 3,200-acre sandy peninsula that arches into Lake Erie. As Pennsylvania's only "seashore," Presque Isle offers its visitors a beautiful coastline and many recreational activities, including:
A National Natural Landmark, Presque Isle is a favorite spot for migrating birds. Because of the many unique habitats, Presque Isle contains a greater number of the state's endangered, threatened and rare species than any other area of comparable size in Pennsylvania.
Tom Ridge Environmental Center
The gateway to Presque Isle is the new Tom Ridge Environmental Center (TREC). An educational center at heart, TREC is dedicated to teaching visitors about Presque Isle and the many different forms of life that inhabit this unique peninsula. TREC also serves as a center for research, contributing to conservation efforts and promoting environmental awareness, helping to preserve the unparalleled beauty of Presque Isle. There is free admission to the interactive exhibits and the 75-foot observation tower.