Check is located in the northeastern corner of Erie County, Pennsylvania -- an area abundant in tourist attractions. Within an hour's drive from Creekside Campgrounds, visitors to this area can reach three lakes, wineries, quaint shopping villages, natural wonders, and the famous summer cultural community, Chautauqua Institution. To assist in making your visit to our campground even better, please click on the web sites listed below to get an overview of the many activities available close to our campground.

Points of Interest



Winery Tours - Free tours and wine tasting are available through many of our local wineries, including

Mazza Vineyards & Winery, Presque Isle Wine Cellars, Penn Shore Vineyards , Blueberry Sky Farm Winery, and Arrowhead Wine Cellars.

Lakeshore Railway Museum Check -Lake Shore Railway Museum is an educational and entertainment museum offering a historical perspective of the area with exhibits and displays. The museum consists of two buildings, one of which contains railroad memorabilia. Including 4 locomotives, also 27 pieces of rolling stock, some rolling stock is open for tours

Freeport Beach - A public beach on the shores of Lake Erie, with picnic facilities available.

Lake Erie SpeedwayCheck Lake Erie Speedway is the newest shining star to appear on the horizon in Erie County. Lake Erie Speedway is a NASCAR sanctioned racing facility located 3 miles from Creekside Campgrounds. Because Lake Erie Speedway is a NASCAR sanctioned racing facility, the speedway will play host to a number of major events. As they begin a brand new era, they invite you to visit them this year to celebrate their season as one of the premier asphalt tracks in the nation!



Erie Civic Center - Check out upcoming events in Erie.

USS Brig Niagara and Erie Maritime Museum - Oliver Hazard Perry's fully restored Victory Warship of 1812, and the Maritime Museum shows the history of life in Erie and its impact on the world.

Waldameer Amusement Park & Water World - At the entrance to Presque Isle State Park.

Presque Isle State Park - - A pleasant drive from our campground, Presque Isle is open FREE to the public every day of the year. It has approximately 3100 acres, which include seven miles of wide, clean, sandy beaches. Lifeguards are on duty from Memorial Day to Labor Day. With many miles of hiking trails, bicycle and jogging paths. There is a natural delight around every bend of the trail, with 250 species of birds, and 450 species of plant life, and a wealth of wildlife including fox, beaver, muskrats, raccoons, and white tailed deer.

Presque Isle Lighthouse - Was built and has been in continuous operation since 1873.

Erie Land Lighthouse - Was built in 1867 and was in use until it was decommissioned in 1897. Now undergoing renovation.

Erie Zoo - In 1924, the Erie Zoo was founded as a city operated animal facility. Recently, the zoo has expanded its name to include the Zoological Park and Botanical Garden of Northwestern Pennsylvania. This was done to more accurately reflect the collections and audience of the zoo. Expansion continues at the zoo today. The newest exhibit, kiboka Outpost, the African Grasslands, opened to the public on May 11th, 1999.

Presque Isle Downs Presque Isle Downs and Casino Has 2000 slot machines, three superb dining areas and four lounges welcome their guests to relax and enjoy an exciting atmosphere of entertainment and chance. Casino hours are 9:00AM until 4:00AM each Sunday through Thursday, and on Fridays and Saturdays their playing hours are extended from 9:00AM through 6:00AM. They are open 365 days a year.

New York Attractions

Peak N' Peek Resort Area - Surrounded by unspoiled natural beauty, Peek'n Peak is located in the heart of a renowned vacation area.

Chautauqua Institute - Chautauqua is a smorgasbord of personal enrichment for all ages. Over 2,000 events each season include: symphony, opera, chamber music, visual arts, dance, theater, popular entertainment, open-enrollment classes, programming for young people ... all in an atmosphere reminiscent of the way America used to be, where bicycles take the place of automobiles, and where stress is relieved with golf, tennis or a chat under a tree.

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