LERC Owned Properties

LERC owns 8 properties totaling over 190 acres.  

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West Road Property

This 47-acre property was purchased by LERC in 2008 using grant money from DCNR and PFBC.  It straddles Elk Creek and allows great access to fishing.  It has a field with trees planted by LERC and trails leading down to the creek.  The property on the other side of the creek is a beautiful natural wooded setting.

Peffer Road Property

This 46-acre property was acquired in 2010 and is adjacent to McKean Township property  both of which are part of a master trail system plan as approved by the township.  It is bounded by Elk Creek and will have access points for fishing, trails for walking, and overlook points for viewing the geographic features within.

Shannon Rd Conservation Area

42 acres of woodlands In Harborcreek Township, PA.

Lake City Conservation Area

This 30-acre property is owned by LERC acquired in 2012 and is an unimproved piece of dense wilderness.  It was originally planned for a development but instead donated to LERC.  

Wilkins Run Property

This 18-acre property sits hidden away off of Route 5 just northwest of the Erie airport around Wilkins Run.  It was donated in 2011 by the developer of an adjacent subdivision.

East Side Forest

This 5-acre property was donated to LERC in 2005 and sits next to the railroad tracks by the east side bayfront highway.  It is accessible from Page Street, which is connected to East 36th and Zimmerman,  LERC created a sustainable forestry plan for the property to ensure healthy forest growth for the future.

Water Street Access Area

This 2.8-acre property off of Fourmile creek was transferred to LERC in 2012.  THE PFBC purchased a fishing easement on this property in 2015. 

Game Lands 314

Game Lands 314 parking area--This is the entrance to the gamelands.

Gilmore Farm (Beckman Rd) 

This 180-acre property was acquired in 2019 and will be transferred to the PFBC in 2020.  

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There are 4 easements totaling 58 acres held by LERC.  One is a public access easement in Harborcreek on a residential property on the shore of Lake Erie.  Another is a forested riparian buffer easement on private property along a tributary in Fairview.  The other two easements are also on private properties.




LERC has assisted with the preservation of 8 properties totaling 1,177 acres.


Lake Erie Bluffs

Originally 540 acres along the Lake Erie shoreline, this truly stunning piece of property was what inspired the creation of Lake Erie Region Conservancy.  LERC helped bring together the parties that eventually turned this property into a Pennsylvania state park, which now includes the mouth of Elk Creek for a total of 621 acres of beautiful woods boasting an important and unique ecology for this area.


Avonia Beach Park

LERC helped facilitate the purchase of this lakefront property in Fairview Township.  

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Lake Erie Region Conservancy                                                                                                                                                                        Contact LERC

P.O. Box 11046  |  Erie, PA 16514 

Tel: (814)-566-9319

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