This section of the Pennsylvania Visitors Network focuses on our "Great Northwest". Pennsylvania was the only one of the original thirteen colonies without a coastline on the Atlantic but we still have great beaches on Lake Erie in Erie County (home of our former governor, Tom Ridge), and great history in Venango and Crawford Counties where, without the discovery of oil we wouldn't be where we are today.
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Area Notes of Interest: Presque Isle, the only beach in Pennsylvania, is on Lake Erie in Erie County, (of course). Oil was first discovered in Venango County, which shaped the modern era. (As a note, the editor named his black dog "Venango"... pretty neat, huh?). Crawford County holds Pymatuning, one of the largest state parks in PA. The large lake provides excellent fishing throughout the year and is especially lovely in late spring evenings. People back east call Interstate 80 in Mercer County the "Gateway to Ohio"...but we know it as the "Gateway to Pennsylvania, the Keystone State"!
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