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.