It might still be a little chilly for a boat ride, but it won’t be long now.
Staff members at Presque Isle State Park are already preparing for what might be the busiest pontoon season at the park in quite a while.
For many, it’s their favorite way to experience the lagoons of Presque Isle, many of them free one-hour trips where a trained guide talks about what plants and animals can be found there.
In fact, it’s becoming so sought after that this year, the park is changing the rules. Now, riders must sign up 30 minutes before each ride. In the past, you could come early and sign up for later in the day.
Brian Gula of Presque Isle State Park tells us, “It’s a very popular ride, very high demand for this wonderful, free one-hour interpretive pontoon ride”.
Four rides will be offered during the day with special evening cruises on Wednesday and Friday.
The hope is not only a pleasant ride but a chance to see the turtles and other animals that call this place home and learn more about the importance of being good stewards.
The Lagoon by Pontoon program runs May 24th through September 2nd. Day rides are at 10, 12, 2, and 4.
Special evening rides are Wednesday and Friday, leaving the dock at 7. You must sign up 30 minutes early and be a little lucky too.