Duration: Two days and two nights
This unique road trip allows shoppers and wilderness lovers to combine their passions as the Pennsylvania Wilds is home to some of the best artisan finds (and views!) in Pennsylvania. We’ll start in historic Ridgway, with its quilts, handmade glass and jewelry, and leave a little time to go snowmobiling in the Allegheny National Forest before we head northwest to Erie. Home to Pennsylvania’s only “seashore,” it’s an unusual backdrop for a winter adventure.
Located just outside Ridgway, the Royal Inn offers traditional Italian dining in LaValle’s Italian Garden. Enjoy a glass of local wine or beer in the lounge before or after your meal!Read More >
Rated one of the best restaurants in Erie, The Brewerie provides handcrafted ales and a unique menu with the perfect historic atmosphere, a cozy retreat after a long day of bargain hunting.Read More >
This well-known shop has been selling its famous chocolates since 1889 including their famous sponge taffy. Known for making candies from the freshest ingredients, this is a must-stop destination on your road trip.Read More >
After a day of shopping, spend the night in at a beautiful Victorian-style mansion built in 1876. Large suites, claw foot tubs, and free hot breakfast will leave you reveling in all th quaint history the Spencer House has to offer.Read More >
The Sheraton Erie Bayfront Hotel is the premier waterfront hotel of Presque Isle Bay. Take in the stunning Bayfront views while being conveniently located to popular Erie attractions. The 200 redesigned guest rooms provide style and comfort for your next stay in Northwest PA.
Holiday Cheer Tour
Get in the holiday spirit by touring downtown Ridgway as part of this special tour. Downtown retailers promise unique artisan finds and antiques while shoppers enjoy festive holiday spirits and hors d’oeuvres.
Presque Isle State Park
Take a detour to Pennsylvania’s only “seashore.” This 3,200-acre sandy peninsula arches into Lake Erie and provides the perfect backdrop for a winter adventure. The park offers recreational activities during the winter season including cross-country skiing, wind skating or ice skating on the frozen lake.