North East Attractions
Culture and Education, North East
Lake Shore Railway Historical Museum
North East PA 16428
Lake Shore Railway Historical Museum is owned and operated by the non-profit Lake Shore Railway Historical Society, Inc. The museum’s location provides a family-safe, rail-fan safe setting for experiencing over 60 trains a day on the adjacent mainline tracks of the CSX and Norfolk Southern Railroads. A significant collection of General Electric locomotive history is on-site at the museum. Tours of the 1899 restored Lake Shore & Michigan Southern depot, railcars and locomotives, are available. The museum location is a premiere photography destination.
Off-season hours during April, May, Sept & Oct are noon until 4PM, Sat. & Sun. only. From Memorial Day through Labor Day hours are noon until 4PM, Wed. Through Sunday. Also open the two weekends immediately after Thanksgiving for annual "Christmas at the Station" event that features a unique craft and gift boutique, bake sale and lunch in a dining car. The museum has extended hours of operation and special activities during the Wine Country Harvest Festival in September. Other special events are scheduled in June, July and August and may include demonstrations of the museum's Heisler fireless steam locomotive (the only operative fireless steam locomotive in North America). Free public programs are held on the third Saturday evening of each month May through Sept. - call for times and topics. Groups are encouraged to schedule private tours of the museum and grounds for a nominal fee. The museum's 48-seat dining car may be rented for parties and dinners by the hour (3-hour minimum).
10000 Colt Station Road
North East PA 16428
The museum is available for a one day or one hour experience of life in 1875. Great field trip for schools, scouts or seniors. Linda Prather, Curator.
North East Historical Society
25 Vine Street
PO Box 483
Located on the first floor of the North East Cultural Center at 25 Vine Street. Open Fri and Sat, 4:30 pm to 8:30 pm, April through Dec. For more information, call Dick Tefft at 814-403-8709
There are multiple wineries in the North East area. All provide tours (call for availability) and sell their products at the wineries. For more information, see the winery listing in the business directory section of this booklet.
McCord Memorial Library
32 W. Main St.
Fax : 814-725-3142
Librarian: Mary Kieffer
Hours: M thru TH, 10 AM to 8 PM; Friday & Saturday, 10 AM to 5 PM.
Internet Access AND WiFi. Books, magazines, books on CD and tape, & DVD and video movies are available. McCord is an independent library with service areas in North East community and Erie County.
North East Marina
11950 East Lake Road
North East, PA 16428
Open April 15 to October 15.
The North East Marina opened in 1991 and is operated under the name North East Marine Services, Inc. Owned by the Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission; the marina has 220 dock slips, a tackle shop, full marine service, both inside and outside summer and winter storage, 4 launch ramps and a restaurant. Operated by North East Marine Services, Inc.
Culture and Education, Erie
Erie Maritime Museum 452-2744
Bayfront, Home of the U.S. Brig Niagara
Blasco Memorial Library 451-6900
Bayfront at the Maritime Museum
Erie Art Museum 459-5477
411 State Street, Erie
Erie Children's Museum 453-3743
Erie Otters Hockey
Independent, minor league. Plays in Ontario Hockey League. Games at Erie Civic Center.
809 French Street 455-7779
Erie Playhouse Theater
13 W. 10th Street, Erie 454-2852
Erie Philharmonic Orchestra
1001 State Street, Erie 455-1375
Erie SeaWolves Baseball
Class AA, Eastern League
Detroit Tigers Organization. Games are played in Jerry Uht Park.
110 E. 10th Street, Erie 456-1300
423 W. 38th Street, Erie 864-4091
Family First Sports Park & Fitness Center
8155 Oliver Road, Erie 866-5425
Flagship Niagara 452-2744 x 223
Presque Isle State Park
Peninsula Drive 833-7424
Lake Erie Ballet Co. & School
701 Holland, Erie 871-4356
Skateway Roller Rink
4646 Buffalo Road, Harborcreek 899-7655
Tom Ridge Environmental Center 833-7424
For more info visit www.trecpi.org
Victorian Princess Cruise Lines 459-9696
811 State Street, Erie 452-4857
YMCA Eastside Branch
2101 Nagle Road 899-9622
Culture and Education, New York State
Ski Area, Cherry Creek 716-287-3404
Lake Chautauqua, NY
Public Relations 716-357-6248
Box Office 716-357-6250
Concord Grape Discovery Center
8305 West Main Road (Route 20)
Westfield, NY 14787
Between Westfield and Ripley - 716-386-4833
Panama, NY 716-782-2845
Peek 'N Peak Resort & Spa
Ski, golf, dining, lodging & Spa
Ye Olde Road, Clymer 716-355-4141