Gull Point Trail is a 0.9 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Erie, PA that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
My go to for a quick hike when I'm not up for a drive out of Erie. Gets a bit muddy in spots, but well maintained. Beautiful views of the lake and inland lagoons and great for spotting animals.
This trail is rather short, only about a mile, not long enough for a serious hike. It is best to go in winter, the actual point is a protected wildlife (gull) refuge and is only allowed to be accessed during winter months when the birds are migrated south. The point is very neat, a long sandy area with a wooden lookout. If you venture out in winter, watch for crunchy ice with puddles underneath, or you'll be walking back in wet shoes.
This is a trail on Presque Isle, mostly used for birding. Lots of migratory birds and endangered. Everyone's watching what the piping polvers will do! :) For the "crowds" option on here it all depends on how many people are birding that day...personally I've only seen between 1 and 3 people when I walk it, if anyone.