Located central to Pittsburgh PA, Buffalo NY and Cleveland OH triangle, Pennsylvania’s Great Lakes Region is within 500 miles of more than half the U.S. population. Visitors enjoy the sandy shores of Presque Isle State Park on Lake Erie, The Land of Glacial Lakes, The Oil Region National Heritage Area, and Golf Digest’s top 10 Golf Town that make it a truly diverse region. Hike our nature trails, ride our bike trails, fish, or swim our waterways. Enjoy train excursions, winery and brewery trails, tax-free clothes shopping, cultural and entertainment options you’d expect from a big city, plus the friendliness and leisurely pace of our smaller towns.
The wide variety of waterways in the PA Great Lakes Region including Crawford, Erie, Mercer, and Venango Counties, are home to diverse gamefish species. Whether you prefer dabbling a #14 Elk Hair Caddis for native borrkies, floating an olive Wooly Bugger for steelies, pitching in a jin-n-pig to cover for largemouth, trolling a crankbait for walleye or simply watching a boober for a bluegill nibble, this corner of Pennsylvania has it all.
There are over 80 trout streams, 300 miles of warm water creeks and rivers, 100,000 acres of inland lakes and reservoirs. Hot spots include the Allegheny 2017 River of the Year, Pymatuning Lake voted in the Top 10 in the Nation for the best family fishing vacations, plus a vast frontier of Lake Erie and Presque Isle Bay, the largest natural harbor in the Great Lakes. Of course, every waterway does not hit a home run for every species. Order your Pennsylvania’s Great Lakes “Region Reel It In Fishing Guide” for directions in helping you decide where to spend your valuable time angling for your favorite species year-round. We want you to be successful so you will return again and again.
Last modified: August 10, 2020