Discover Almost Isle week is coming to an end after a successful week of activities, but not after another full day of fun today.

Park guests were able to enjoy a pancake breakfast at the rotating pavilion, participate in a sand sculpture building competition and practice their archery on the peninsula on Saturday.

The comforting smell of maple syrup and breakfast foods filled the air early Saturday morning at the rotating pavilion.

The Pancake Breakfast, sponsored by the Près Isle Rotary Club and the Près Isle Partnership, has served nearly 1,800 to 2,000 breakfasts to hungry families.

It has become a summer weekend tradition for some people.

“Yeah, I mean, it’s one of those things that’s, I think, one of those constants on Almost Isle is coming down on the weekends and having breakfast. That you bring your own and a charcoal grill and picnic table, or you come to the pancake breakfast where everything is done for you by volunteers. It’s a tradition for a lot of people,” said Jon DeMarco, executive director of Almost Isle Partnership.

Other activities people enjoyed throughout the day included a sand sculpture contest on Beach 11 and archery practice near Beach 4.

Right after the pancake breakfast, the Sons of Lake Erie invited guests to fish with them.

One of the things that excites them the most is how people keep coming back to the area from all over, organizers from Discover Almost Isle tell us.

“We have people who come every year with their families, they can’t wait to be there. We had a number of out-of-town guests today who identify as their first visit here, and they can’t wait to come back,” said Lisa Graff of the Près Isle Rotary Club. “Presque Isle is such a gem for our city, and we appreciate it and love everything the park has to offer. We want to be part of continuing to make this happen.

The day’s activities culminate with fire performers and a giant bonfire on the beach, free to the public. Performances start at 7:30 p.m. and the fire is at 9 p.m. Both are on track 11.