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Thousands Expected to Visit Presque Isle This Fourth of July Weekend

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 "Presque Isle is a wonderful place with wonderful beaches, wonderful places," said Finneus Angelone, who visited Presque Isle Saturday afternoon.

Everybody else seemed to agree with little Finneus this weekend. From making sand castles, to strolling along the beach, to taking a dip in the lake, or even just working on their tan in their star-spangled suits, families escaped their hometowns to take in the summer sun at Presque Isle's beaches.
   
Bud Sabol and his wife are from the Erie-area, but moved down to Florida to retire. But the Sabol's don't stay away for long, they come back to erie to visit the peninsula every year.  "We were here since we were children, we came here and ths was our favorite time in our life to come to this park," said Sabol. "So that's what we did."

Colin Maloney and his family made the trip from Baltimore to spend their holiday weekend at the water park. They made one last stop at the beach before heading back to the Charm City.

"It's different," Maloney said of Presque Isle. "It's nice though, it's peaceful. We enjoy it."

For Ohioan Aubrey Zelch,  this was her first time visiting Presque Isle. "We've done a few things and honestly I like it all... But I like the beach, it's fun," Zelch said of her visit.

Lifeguards expect thousands to visit the popular destination this Fourth of July weekend.

 "It's just an absolute gorgeous time to be out at Presque Isle, it's not  too hot, not too cool, " said Lifeguard Manager at Presque Isle, Bob North. "Anybody that's came out this weekend is really getting their money's worth."

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