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Love Affair with Erie Pennsylvania

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Welcome to Erie Pennsylvania


Presque Isle State Park

Four million visitors a year visit Erie's gem, Presque Isle State Park to enjoy seven miles of sandy beaches, 13.5 miles of walking/biking trails, plus boating, fishing and view some of the most beautiful sunrises & sunsets in the world.

Presque Isle State Park

Each summer swimmers of all ages swim 1.2 miles across Presque Isle Bay to the Erie Yacht Club to celebrate the clean bay.  Our granddaughter, now age 15, has participated for past two years.


Beach 6 

Beaches at Presque Isle State Park voted BEST fresh water beaches


Happy 18th Birthday


Celebrating 18th Birthday with special cake!


Birthday wish 


Birthday wish

Lake Erie Sunset Beach 6

 Lake Erie Sunset / Beach 6

Presque Isle State Park

Presque Isle Bay



Presque Isle Bay with Erie PA in background




Lake Erie Sunrise

 I even love to visit Presque Isle State Park during the winter months.


 Winter Sunrise

I know a few cross country trails where I have seen deer, fox and even an eagle.  


Come visit Presque Isle State Park and Presque Isle Bay in Erie Pennsylvania.

 Sheraton Collage

September Contest Entry





Posted by


Mary Yonkers


      I thought about a Real Estate career for 11 years before I made the decision to get my Pennsylvania Real Estate license in mid-80's.  

      Thirty years later I can say affirmatively that Real Estate has been a fantastic career. 

      Come join me in class soon. Mary Yonkers, Real Estate Instructor


With so many homes for sale in Erie PA, this is the right time to begin your career as a Real Estate salesperson in Erie, PA.

 2018 Alan Kells





Mary Yonkers, Real Estate Instructor


 Mary Yonkers Howard Hanna Real Estate Services in Erie, PA

          Office:  814-835-1200 or Cell:  814-881-7548

Real Estate Classes Alan Kells Schools of Real Estate in Erie, PA  1-412-967-0240 

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Susan Laxson CRS
Palm Properties - La Quinta, CA
Realtor in San Diego, CA & Naples, FL

Mary Yonkers - I haven't been to Erie, but my brother lived there and really enjoyed it. Thanks for sharing the pictures and reasons you love it with us!

Sep 26, 2016 04:22 AM
Mary Yonkers

Susan Laxson CRS 

I have been here since college and never left. Still enjoy

Sep 26, 2016 06:52 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


What a lovely tour through your marketplace...I need to pack a bag and come and visit you one of these days.  You enchanted me with your pictures.  Thanks for your entry.  A

Sep 26, 2016 05:45 AM
Mary Yonkers

Ron and Alexandra Seigel Thanks A, this was fun post to write because it came from my heart.

Sep 26, 2016 06:50 AM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

your series of photos would make anyone believe they could love it there.  It's just beautiful.

Sep 26, 2016 06:21 AM
Mary Yonkers

Thanks Tammy Lankford, come visit any time.

Sep 26, 2016 06:50 AM
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Mary, Claude and I keep talking about visiting Erie ... hopefully soon. We can do dinner with you and Dave.

Sep 26, 2016 02:22 PM
Mary Yonkers

That would be wonderful Rebecca Gaujot, the Go To Realtor® Come anytime but most people prefer spring, summer or fall.

Sep 26, 2016 11:25 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR

Good morning Mary.  So many places I wold like to see, so little time.. Sigh

Sep 26, 2016 08:04 PM
Mary Yonkers

James Dray Agree with you so many places & not enough time.

Enjoy today!

Sep 26, 2016 11:26 PM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I love the post and the photos. Thank you for sharing. Have  a good day.

Sep 26, 2016 09:38 PM
Mary Yonkers

Thanks Gita Bantwal Glad you stopped this morning.

Sep 26, 2016 11:27 PM
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Mary. I have so loved learning about your area that I didn't know.

Sep 26, 2016 10:43 PM
Mary Yonkers

Thanks Sheila Anderson and I love reading posts about your area & travels, too.

Sep 26, 2016 11:28 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

Those are wondeerful pictures to demonstrate why someone would have a love affair with Erie, Pennsylvania, Mary!

CONGRATULATIONS on having this blog FEATURED in the PHOTOS group!

Sep 27, 2016 10:08 AM
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Thanks for honor of Feature in the Photos group Myrl Jeffcoat 

It is easy to take snap photos of my favorite scenes in Erie

Sep 27, 2016 11:32 AM
Gloria Todor
Premier Property Sales & Rentals - Springfield, PA
& Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA

Hi Mary, Great photos for a wonderful place on Lake Erie.  A special place for you and your family to meet.  I was up there once a few years back  visiting my brother...it was not in the summer months.  None the less it was a beautiful setting!

All the best.

Sep 29, 2016 03:46 AM
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Thanks Gloria Todor Let me know if you get back up this way.  Fall is pretty time of year as well.

Sep 29, 2016 03:53 AM
Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

Hi Mary, I've never been to Erie PA, would love to visit, especially this time of the year.

Sep 29, 2016 05:31 AM
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Beth Atalay Have you been to Niagara Falls?  Erie is only 125 miles from falls.  Come someday.

Sep 29, 2016 05:57 AM
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

Hi Mary, you have done a great job of showing us how great Erie Pennsylvania is. Excellent photos too.

Sep 29, 2016 11:44 AM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I would love to visit one day. Maybe I can do that on the way to the Falls. They aren't that far away are they, Mary?

Sep 29, 2016 12:33 PM