Weez’s Weekly W of the Week, or The W-4 as most refer to it, is a reoccurring segment that explores an interesting topic that begins with the letter W that is of utmost importance to the Rambler community. This week’s edition is based on the bodies of water found in the Erie area.
Lake Erie is undoubtedly Erie’s largest body of water. The second smallest of the Great Lakes, Lake Erie, sprawls from Toledo to Buffalo and is one of Erie’s most attractive features. Each year, thousands of visitors travel to Presque Isle’s beaches to cool off in the nearly 10,000 square miles of water. Presque Isle boasts several beaches and is easily the most utilized waterway in the area. Prep senior Eli Chase really enjoys Lake Erie. “Man, I love it,” he said. “Swimming and hanging out at the beaches is some of the most fun I’ve had in years.” For its sheer size and attraction, Lake Erie tops off Weez’s Weekly W of the Week.
Next on the list is the Bay, which is a prime location for boating and fishing activities. The Erie Yacht Club and many other marinas are located along the bayfront where these boating and fishing activities are rooted. Presque Isle and the city of Erie form this unique body of water that encompasses some of the Erie waterfront. You definitely would want to avoid this water when you go swimming, but if you’re looking to fish and boat, this is the place.
The third and final body of water highlighted is a Milcreek favorite, Walnut Creek. Lake Erie is found at the mouth of Walnut Creek in east Fairview. This creek flows throughout Milcreek, Erie, and Fairview and residents of these areas enjoy hiking down these waters to enjoy the sights of the river. Another aspect of Walnut Creek is the steelhead trout that travel up the stream in the fall. Grandparents and children as well as many others gather at Manchester Hole to see the trout struggling to get past the current. For these reasons, Walnut Creek is Weez’s third favorite body of water in the Erie area.
From the monstrous Lake Erie to the placid Bay to the timid yet active Walnut Creek, there are plenty of water options in Erie during the summer. So this summer, make sure you enjoy what Erie has to offer and visit any or all of these wonderful bodies of water.