About the Erie Region

With a population of 100,000 in the City of Erie and 280,000 in the overall metropolitan area, Erie boasts many of the amenities you would normally associate with a larger city: a downtown filled with entertainment options, restaurants, and cultural events, a symphony orchestra, museums, and a first-rate history center, to name a few. Catch an hockey game, or go to the ballpark to watch the . Do some shopping at the nearby , or visit the animals at the .

Located on the southern shore of Lake Erie, the city, whose nickname is Gem City of the Great Lakes, also offers a complete range of recreational activities including fishing, boating and sunbathing. Our beautiful boasts some of the best beaches on the Great Lakes, 22-mile multipurpose trail for cycling, inline skating, and walking, and is widely-known for its incredible sunsets.

An Erie-sistible City

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  • City of Erie from above
  • Bicentennial Tower at dusk
  • A sailboat with a IJʿ anchor pin in the foreground
  • Presque Isle peninsula
  • warner theatre
  • UPMC Park
  • Sunset
  • giant soccer ball with erie sports center emblem