One of the most iconic things you will see while visiting Presque Isle is the famous North Pierhead Lighthouse (also called the Erie Harbor Pierhead Light). This gorgeous lighthouse is very distinctive in it's look by being a square-shaped column painted with black and white stripes. It's located on a beautiful pier at the eastern tip of the Presque Isle Peninsula.
The lighthouse was built back in 1857 and sits at the entrance to Presque Isle Bay and the Erie Harbor. It's been helping to guide mariners ever since. The lighthouse grounds are open to the public but the lighthouse itself is closed to tourists. It's owned and operated by the United States Coast Guard.
Pennsylvania is typically not thought of as having beautiful lighthouses but we do! Most are located up along the shoreline of Lake Erie but we do have a few others located throughout the state. Over the coming months...we will feature a few others here on our Pennsylvania and Beyond Travel Blog.