Things to Do

Presque Isle State ParkWhether you like shopping, cultural attractions, or outdoor recreation, there are plenty of things to do and see in the Erie region.

The Peach Street corridor, just a 10-minute drive from the Penn State Behrend campus, is filled with seemingly endless shopping and dining options. Downtown Erie, only a 15-minute drive from campus, boasts cultural attractions like the Erie Art Museum and Erie Playhouse, as well as a number of unique shops and restaurants. And Presque Isle State Park, a 20-minute drive from campus, features miles of Lake Erie beaches for swimming and relaxing and trails for walking, biking, and rollerblading.

Or travel just a bit further to take advantage of Peek 'n Peak Resort’s world-class skiing and golfing, the culture of the Chautauqua Institution, and the many wineries on the Lake Erie Wine Trail.