When you think of the BEST Freshwater Beach around, you probably do NOT think of Buffalo, NY. But the 'Best Freshwater Beach' is actually pretty close to Buffalo.

USA Today asked readers what they thought the best freshwater beach in the U.S. was and they voted. Grand Haven State Park in Michigan, Park Point Peach in Minnesota, North Beach in Wisconsin, and West Beach in Indiana were among the top five.

But the NUMBER ONE freshwater beach is a little closer to home.

Any guesses?

None? Okay, so some of you may have guessed it! Presque Isle State Park of Erie, Pennsylvania , was named the number beach in this ranking.

So what does Presque Isle State Park have to offer?

We spent Memorial Day on this gorgeous peninsula. There was so much to see and do. It would take a week or more to experience everything! Many beaches, lighthouses, activities, and rentals of everything from bikes to canoes, kayaks, to pontoons," a TripAdivsor review reads.


This is very much a family-oriented, pet friendly park. We went down to the Mill Creek Beaches and had a lovely time," another reviewer wrote.

It is a gorgeous park, with clean beaches and plenty to do. And it's less than two hours away!