Best lakes in Erie

Check out the top lakes in Erie, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Ellicottville Brewing on Chautauqua - EBC
1. Ellicottville Brewing on Chautauqua - EBC
host-0host-1host-2
7 local reviews
57 Lakeside Dr, Bemus Point
(716) 386-1189
RestaurantBarFood
Adam And Danelle
Great place to hang out and enjoy the Lake in the summer. The village of Bemus is also a romantic place to…
Norm & Paulette
It's a brew pub. Modern inside and outside seating. Views of the lake and the crazy life called Bemus Point…
Heather
Very high end beautiful restaurant right on the lake. It's a little bit of a drive, but it's worth it.
1. Ellicottville Brewing on Chautauqua - EBC
1. Ellicottville Brewing on Chautauqua - EBC
host-0host-1host-2
7 local reviews
57 Lakeside Dr, Bemus Point
(716) 386-1189
Adam And Danelle
Adam And Danelle
Great place to hang out and enjoy the Lake in the summer. The village of Bemus is also a romantic place to wlak around the block, get ice…
Norm & Paulette
Norm & Paulette
It's a brew pub. Modern inside and outside seating. Views of the lake and the crazy life called Bemus Point. $$
Heather
Heather
Very high end beautiful restaurant right on the lake. It's a little bit of a drive, but it's worth it.
2. Bemus Point
2. Bemus Point
host-0host-1host-2
9 local reviews
Bemus Point, Bemus Point
LocalityPolitical
Kristin
A quaint lakeside community with shops and restaurants. Beautiful views. BUT MOST OF ALL- Plan to stop at…
Adam And Danelle
This is the place to be in the summer. Several small blocks for an afternoon of walking line the lake with…
Beth
Bemus is a great little community on Chautauqua Lake NY. Many great restaurants little shops. *Hotel Lenhart…
2. Bemus Point
2. Bemus Point
host-0host-1host-2
9 local reviews
Bemus Point, Bemus Point
Kristin
Kristin
A quaint lakeside community with shops and restaurants. Beautiful views. BUT MOST OF ALL- Plan to stop at the rest area near Bemus Point…
Adam And Danelle
Adam And Danelle
This is the place to be in the summer. Several small blocks for an afternoon of walking line the lake with shops, places to eat, and…
Beth
Beth
Bemus is a great little community on Chautauqua Lake NY. Many great restaurants little shops. *Hotel Lenhart (get a "dark and stormy")…
3. Chautauqua Institution
3. Chautauqua Institution
host-0host-1host-2
25 local reviews
1 Ames Ave, Chautauqua
+1 716-357-6250
Point of interestEstablishment
Tobi
Founded in 1874, Chautauqua Institution is a 50-acre community on Chautauqua Lake that serves as a resource…
Austin
World Renowned Chautauqua Institute located only a 10 minute drive from this lake house
Norm & Paulette
The World Famous Chautauqua Institution is a must visit for any trip to CHQ LAKE.
3. Chautauqua Institution
3. Chautauqua Institution
host-0host-1host-2
25 local reviews
1 Ames Ave, Chautauqua
+1 716-357-6250
Tobi
Tobi
Founded in 1874, Chautauqua Institution is a 50-acre community on Chautauqua Lake that serves as a resource for lifelong learning. The CHQ…
Austin
Austin
World Renowned Chautauqua Institute located only a 10 minute drive from this lake house
Norm & Paulette
Norm & Paulette
The World Famous Chautauqua Institution is a must visit for any trip to CHQ LAKE.
4. Callahan's Beach House
4. Callahan's Beach House
host-0host-1host-2
7 local reviews
2 Walker St, Norfolk
Open · Closes 9:00 PM
(519) 583-0880
RestaurantFoodEstablishment
Barb
Famous perch dinners with a varied menu right on the beach, overlooking Lake Erie. A great spot with lots of…
Diane
Get a seat on the deck overlooking Lake Erie. Go early, there are sometimes lineups on beautiful weekend days.
Franyo
FANTASTIC LAKE VIEWS and GREAT YELLOW PERCH dinners!!
4. Callahan's Beach House
4. Callahan's Beach House
host-0host-1host-2
7 local reviews
2 Walker St, Norfolk
Open · Closes 9:00 PM
(519) 583-0880
Barb
Barb
Famous perch dinners with a varied menu right on the beach, overlooking Lake Erie. A great spot with lots of options for all.
Diane
Diane
Get a seat on the deck overlooking Lake Erie. Go early, there are sometimes lineups on beautiful weekend days.
Franyo
Franyo
FANTASTIC LAKE VIEWS and GREAT YELLOW PERCH dinners!!
5. Jacks Barcelona Drive In
5. Jacks Barcelona Drive In
host-0host-1host-2
4 local reviews
8249 1st St, Westfield
Open · Closes in 1 minute
+1 716-326-2277
RestaurantPoint of interestFood
Julie
Home cooking at it’s best, Jacks serves breakfast lunch and dinner. Local flavors, such as Lake Erie Perch, …
Norm & Paulette
SEMI-SEASONAL: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with a view of Lake Erie. Great value, and a different view. …
Betty
Looking for some fresh fish? Lake Erie Perch served when available. Good for breakfast and lunch foods too.
5. Jacks Barcelona Drive In
5. Jacks Barcelona Drive In
host-0host-1host-2
4 local reviews
8249 1st St, Westfield
Open · Closes in 1 minute
+1 716-326-2277
Julie
Julie
Home cooking at it’s best, Jacks serves breakfast lunch and dinner. Local flavors, such as Lake Erie Perch, pure Concord grape juice are…
Norm & Paulette
Norm & Paulette
SEMI-SEASONAL: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with a view of Lake Erie. Great value, and a different view. Serves beer and wine. Outdoor…
Betty
Betty
Looking for some fresh fish? Lake Erie Perch served when available. Good for breakfast and lunch foods too.
6. Silver Shores Restaurant
6. Silver Shores Restaurant
host-0host-1host-2
5 local reviews
11934 Conneaut Lake Rd, Conneaut Lake
Open · Closes 9:00 PM
(814) 382-4471
RestaurantFoodPoint of interest
Patricia
Silver Shores is a little more up scale. Seating includes a view of Conneaut Lake in cooler weather inside. In…
A
Want to eat a meal at the lake? Go to Silver Shores? If you are up to it, have a Zombie too. They only let…
Joshua
Beautiful place that overlooks a gorgeous little lake!
6. Silver Shores Restaurant
6. Silver Shores Restaurant
host-0host-1host-2
5 local reviews
11934 Conneaut Lake Rd, Conneaut Lake
Open · Closes 9:00 PM
(814) 382-4471
Patricia
Patricia
Silver Shores is a little more up scale. Seating includes a view of Conneaut Lake in cooler weather inside. In the summer, there are tables…
A
A
Want to eat a meal at the lake? Go to Silver Shores? If you are up to it, have a Zombie too. They only let you have two for a reason, but…
Joshua
Joshua
Beautiful place that overlooks a gorgeous little lake!
7. Chautauqua Belle
7. Chautauqua Belle
host-0host-1host-2
5 local reviews
78 Water St, Mayville
(716) 269-2355
Travel agencyPoint of interestEstablishment
Vincent
Prepare to embark on a steamship adventure. Taking you back more than 100 years ago when steam powered a…
Betty
Take a ride on the historic Chautauqua Bell. One of only 4 steam driven paddle driven boats left in the…
Karen
Renovated steamship - only a few left in the country. Nice tour of the lake and a history of the area…
7. Chautauqua Belle
7. Chautauqua Belle
host-0host-1host-2
5 local reviews
78 Water St, Mayville
(716) 269-2355
Vincent
Vincent
Prepare to embark on a steamship adventure. Taking you back more than 100 years ago when steam powered a rising country!  Crossings daily-…
Betty
Betty
Take a ride on the historic Chautauqua Bell. One of only 4 steam driven paddle driven boats left in the country. Takes you for a 2 hr ride…
Karen
Karen
Renovated steamship - only a few left in the country. Nice tour of the lake and a history of the area. Afterwards stop for lunch at a local…
8. Long Point State Park
8. Long Point State Park
host-0host-1host-2
4 local reviews
4459 NY-430, Bemus Point
(716) 386-2722
ParkPoint of interestEstablishment
Adam And Danelle
I beautiful little hike to a point in the middle of Chautauqua Lake. Also great place to moutian bike, but…
Jonathan
Beautiful state park with hiking and biking trails, and lots of space to enjoy the lake.
Norm & Paulette
Quiet and peaceful setting for a picnic or a dip in the lake. (Rocky Shoreline.)
8. Long Point State Park
8. Long Point State Park
host-0host-1host-2
4 local reviews
4459 NY-430, Bemus Point
(716) 386-2722
Adam And Danelle
Adam And Danelle
I beautiful little hike to a point in the middle of Chautauqua Lake. Also great place to moutian bike, but this is not heavily advertised.
Jonathan
Jonathan
Beautiful state park with hiking and biking trails, and lots of space to enjoy the lake.
Norm & Paulette
Norm & Paulette
Quiet and peaceful setting for a picnic or a dip in the lake. (Rocky Shoreline.)
9. Noosa North East
9. Noosa North East
host-0host-1host-2
4 local reviews
11950 E Lake Rd, North East
+1 814-347-5376
RestaurantPoint of interestFood
Erika And Mike
This spot is worth the drive! If you are wine-tasting in North East, Noosa is the obvious choice. It is at the…
Betty
Great food and great views. On the Northeast Marina overlooking Lake Erie. Great anytime but a beautiful…
Tobi
Eclectic menu paired with a fantastic seat on the Lake Erie shoreline. Located in the North East, PA marina.
9. Noosa North East
9. Noosa North East
host-0host-1host-2
4 local reviews
11950 E Lake Rd, North East
+1 814-347-5376
Erika And Mike
Erika And Mike
This spot is worth the drive! If you are wine-tasting in North East, Noosa is the obvious choice. It is at the North East Marina, and your…
Betty
Betty
Great food and great views. On the Northeast Marina overlooking Lake Erie. Great anytime but a beautiful place to enjoy the sunset with…
Tobi
Tobi
Eclectic menu paired with a fantastic seat on the Lake Erie shoreline. Located in the North East, PA marina.
10. Sunset Grill
10. Sunset Grill
host-0host-1host-2
3 local reviews
508 Erie St, Edinboro
Open · Closes 11:00 PM
(814) 734-1033
RestaurantFoodPoint of interest
Mark & Carin
On the other side of the lake. Great place to boat to or kayak to. Food is good (mainly bar food). Live…
Vicki
Free outdoor entertainment on weekends. Indoor/outdoor dining on beautiful Edinboro Lake. Nice sunsets !
Lisa And Jan
Sit outside and enjoy a great view of Edinboro Lake!
10. Sunset Grill
10. Sunset Grill
host-0host-1host-2
3 local reviews
508 Erie St, Edinboro
Open · Closes 11:00 PM
(814) 734-1033
Mark & Carin
Mark & Carin
On the other side of the lake. Great place to boat to or kayak to. Food is good (mainly bar food). Live music during the weekends. You…
Vicki
Vicki
Free outdoor entertainment on weekends. Indoor/outdoor dining on beautiful Edinboro Lake. Nice sunsets !
Lisa And Jan
Lisa And Jan
Sit outside and enjoy a great view of Edinboro Lake!
11. Erie Maritime Museum
11. Erie Maritime Museum
host-0host-1host-2
5 local reviews
150 East Front Street, Erie
Closed · Opens Thursday 9:00 AM
+1 814-452-2744
MuseumPoint of interestEstablishment
Scottie
Home port of the flagship Niagara from the war of 1812. Day sails during the summer and reasonable. Check…
Sally
Great museum about the war of 1812, and Lake Erie maritime history. Admission includes tour of the Flagship…
Cindy
Learn about all the ships and Lake Erie
11. Erie Maritime Museum
11. Erie Maritime Museum
host-0host-1host-2
5 local reviews
150 East Front Street, Erie
Closed · Opens Thursday 9:00 AM
+1 814-452-2744
Scottie
Scottie
Home port of the flagship Niagara from the war of 1812. Day sails during the summer and reasonable. Check their website to see when she is…
Sally
Sally
Great museum about the war of 1812, and Lake Erie maritime history. Admission includes tour of the Flagship Niagara Fall Ship if it's in…
Cindy
Cindy
Learn about all the ships and Lake Erie
12. Presque Isle State Park
12. Presque Isle State Park
host-0host-1host-2
25 local reviews
Presque Isle State Park
Premise
Jessica
About half an hour from Ripley, but worth the drive in our opinion. Famous for its sunsets along the 11…
Robert
The best beaches on Lake Erie
Suzanne
On the shores of Lake Erie
12. Presque Isle State Park
12. Presque Isle State Park
host-0host-1host-2
25 local reviews
Presque Isle State Park
Jessica
Jessica
About half an hour from Ripley, but worth the drive in our opinion. Famous for its sunsets along the 11 beaches, Presque Isle is perfect for…
Robert
Robert
The best beaches on Lake Erie
Suzanne
Suzanne
On the shores of Lake Erie