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Erie Travel Guide, Pennsylvania

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Erie is the lake and port city of Pennsylvania that is ideally located on the state’s northwest corner along Lake Erie’s shore. The city got its name from this lake and is situated approximately halfway between Cleveland, Buffalo and Ohio. The city was earlier called as Gem City. However, this beautiful city is now popularly known as Flagship City because of the U.S. Brig Niagara presence, the Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry’s flagship.

Great climate of Erie city

The amazingly clear water of Lake Erie provides locals as well as foreign tourists from all across the globe with relaxing natural scenery and yearlong recreation. The city’s climate is typical of Great Lakes. As the city is located in Snow Belt, stretching from Cleveland all the way to Watertown and Syracuse, the winters are generally cold with huge lake snow. The summer season tends to be a bit humid and hot in Erie. This city is in warm summer continental climatic zone and experiences rain, fog, snow, thunderstorms and ice.


The city of Erie has a Jewish community dating back to about 150 years. Erie is home to Roman Catholic Diocese of Erie that covers about thirteen nations. The diocesan seat of this Roman Catholic Diocese of Erie is Saint Peter Cathedral that has an 81 meters long central tower that is flanked by 2 46 meters towers.

The city is additionally Pennsylvania Commonwealth’s main access spot to Lake Erie, Saint Lawrence Seaway and Great Lakes. This city came forward as the maritime hub after American Revolution and as the railroad center during the westward expansion of America. Erie also served as a crucial city for steel and iron manufacturing during the Industrial Revolution along with thriving great into 20th C with huge industry. This amazing city is additionally home to various amateur as well as professional performing arts groups. Erie Philharmonic is the most considerable since 1913 and is the group of expert musicians with full chorus along with the division of Junior Philharmonic, which tours the region.

Some of the theatres and music arenas in this city include Dafmark Dance Theatre, Erie Art Museum/Gallery and Lake Erie Ballet. The festivals that can be enjoyed in this brilliant city are Great Lakes Film Festival and the Erie Horror Film Festival & Expo. Last but not least, the exclusive wares of the local artisans, Erie also features great shopping opportunities.

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