Watch the Love Erie Video With approximately 20,000 students within a 20-mile radius, Erie, Pennsylvania is a college town. Right next door to Gannon's downtown campus, you'll find internship opportunities and co-op jobs with government agencies, local businesses and hospitals. When your school day is done, you'll have plenty of fun as well. Explore museums, galleries, theaters and restaurants right in the heart of the city, all steps away from Gannon-and seven miles of Lake Erie beaches close by. Four Seasons of Fun Spring Once the weather starts warming up, the Erie Zoo and Botanical Gardens is a great way to experience the beauty of Erie during springtime. Walk or hike through Presque Isle State Park or take the short walk to the home of the Erie SeaWolves baseball team. Summer Erie really comes alive during the warmest months. Grab some friends and hit the beaches of Presque Isle State Park for swimming, hiking, boating and kayaking, biking and fishing. Head to Waldameer and Water World amusement park, enjoy the Sunset Music Series at Presque Isle, and catch one of the weekly street festivals downtown and at the waterfront Liberty Park. Fall Fall is Erie's most glorious season, and perfect for a visit to the cool Erie Art Museum or a show with friends at the Erie Playhouse. Erie has venues for every musical taste including the incredible Warner Theatre, the only active theater in the country still in its original form, or Erie Insurance Arena that hosts rock and country concerts. Winter Winter? Yeah, we have it here, and we know how to have fun with it, too. Start your Christmas shopping early at the Millcreek Mall with tax-free shopping. See future NHL stars at an Erie Otters game. Swimsuits are welcome all year long at Splash Lagoon, one of the largest indoor water parks in the eastern United States. There are also many places to downhill or cross country ski.