Local Organizations

As you explore the Shores & Islands, take advantage of the expertise of local organizations throughout the region. They'll point you to exactly what you're looking for – even if it's a hidden gem you never knew existed!

Lake Erie Shores & Islands Welcome Center-East

Lake Erie Shores & Islands Welcome Center-East

4424 Milan Rd., Ste. A (US 250)
Sandusky, OH 44870
Central Shores

While in the greater Sandusky area, stop by the welcome center, conveniently located on US 250, just one mile north of SR 2 and 6.5 miles north of the Ohio Turnpike (I-80/90). Find friendly travel counselors waiting to assist you with helpful hints and travel tips. Discover the area’s history and heritage plus learn about special events and attractions you won’t want to miss. Pick up brochures, maps, directions, discount coupons, and a laminated copy of our Shore Savings Card. Plus, enjoy our expansive lobby with complimentary coffee and interactive displays and video. Public restrooms available. Open year-round.

Lake Erie Shores & Islands Welcome Center-West

Lake Erie Shores & Islands Welcome Center-West

770 S.E. Catawba Rd. (SR 53)
Port Clinton, OH 43452

For assistance in planning your stay in the Lake Erie islands region, visit the welcome center located on SR 53 just north of SR 2. Discount tickets for ferry boats and attractions, maps, brochures, lodging locator service, restrooms, and RV and boat parking are available. Plus, check out the kids play area and the interactive displays and exhibits depicting many of the region’s sights. Open year-round.

Bellevue Area Tourism & Visitors Bureau

Bellevue Area Tourism & Visitors Bureau

110 Cherry Blvd.
Bellevue, OH 44811
Neighbors

Located just 20 minutes from Lake Erie, you will find the residents of Bellevue waiting to welcome you to the Lake Erie vacationland. Nestled in the corner of four counties-Erie, Huron, Sandusky, and Seneca-Bellevue sports numerous attractions, along with services for vacationing travelers. Come to the Bellevue area and discover and enjoy a wide variety of attractions and activities such as "The Earth Crack," the largest indoor playground in the Midwest, a variety of restaurants, gift shops, museums, and a theatre facility. For more information, visit bellevuetourism.org. Take a break from the lake™ and visit Bellevue!

Destination Cleveland

Destination Cleveland

334 Euclid Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44113
Neighbors

Who are you going to ask for the inside scoop on your visit to Cleveland? That guy outside the convenience store or the destination experts?

Thought so…Get insider tips and info from self-described “Cleveland-gelicals” who maintain an unorthodox love affair with the city.

Destination Seneca County

Destination Seneca County

19 W. Market St., Ste. C
Tiffin, OH 44883
Neighbors

Centrally located in the heart of northwest Ohio, Seneca County offers shopping, attractions, and good food, all with hometown charm. For museum lovers, check out any number of the historical locations, ranging from the American Civil War Museum of Ohio to the Tiffin Glass Museum. Train enthusiasts can visit Fostoria's Rail Park for history and train watching, or go underground with Seneca Caverns in Bellevue. Visit Tiffin's downtown for a number of local shops or visit a local park. Be sure to make a reservation at one of the local hotels. With plenty to see and do, you're gonna love it here.

Erie County Chamber of Commerce

Erie County Chamber of Commerce

604 W. Washington St.
Sandusky, OH 44870
Central Shores

The Erie County Chamber of Commerce is the bridge of the community that connects many different types of businesses, organizations, and educational institutions. It is a business membership organization that is the voice of the community and its members. Open year-round.

Erie County Economic Development  Corp.

Erie County Economic Development Corp.

247 Columbus Ave., Ste. 126
Sandusky, OH 44870
Central Shores

The Erie County Economic Development Corporation (ECEDC) is a 501(c) 3 organization working to promote the economic vitality of the Lake Erie Shores and Islands region. Partners include local governments, educational and workforce resources, and other civic nonprofits such as chambers of commerce and main street organizations.

Erie County Ohio

Erie County Ohio

2900 Columbus Ave.
Sandusky, OH 44870
Central Shores

Fremont/Sandusky County Convention & Visitors Bureau

Fremont/Sandusky County Convention & Visitors Bureau

712 North St. , Ste. 102
Fremont , OH 43420
Neighbors

Sandusky County is conveniently located just off the Ohio Turnpike's Exit 91 and is close to many of Ohio's "Hot Spots" including Port Clinton (15 min.), Marblehead (20 min.), the Put-in-Bay and Kelleys Island Ferries (20 min.), and Cedar Point Amusement Park (35 min.). Stay in Sandusky County and save big on your hotel lodging. Fremont, located in Sandusky County, is the home to our nation's 19th President, Rutherford B. Hayes. The Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library and Museums consists of a 25-acre estate with walking paths through majestic hardwoods and offers daily tours of the Hayes family home and historical museum. Another Sandusky County favorite is the Historic Jail and Dungeon tours with three events to choose from: a 45-minute, guided tour; a Jailhouse Rock Dinner Theater, which includes a tour and a catered meal served in a cell block while listening to an acoustic guitarist playing jailhouse-style music; or for the thrill seeker, the Dungeon Descent ghost-hunting adventure. Other attractions include, Mad River Railroad Museum, North Coast Veterans Museum, Public Safety Service 9/11 Memorial, Chateau Tebeau Winery, North Coast Bike Trail, Clyde Heritage Museum, and more. Whatever you're into, Sandusky County has something for everyone.

Genoa Chamber of Commerce

Genoa Chamber of Commerce

102 E. 6th St.
Genoa, OH 43430
West Shores

Historic architecture styles, one-of-a-kind shops, local artisans, and the charm of small-town America await the visitor to this rural village. Enjoy the grotto, park, and several historic landmarks including the restored Opera House.

Kelleys Island Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau

Kelleys Island Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau

240 E. Lakeshore Dr.
Kelleys Island, OH 43438

Kelleys Island Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau is the source for everything you need to know about Kelleys Island! Weather you are looking for information on the island's award-winning restaurants, the wide variety of lodging, or fun events and things to do while you are here, the Kelleys Island Chamber has the answers to your questions. The office is open seasonally from May-Sept, while phone messages and emails are answered year-round.

Main Street Vermilion, Inc.

Main Street Vermilion, Inc.

685 Main St. (SR 60)
Vermilion, OH 44089
East Shores

Visit Vermilion and experience this charming small town atmosphere with its beaches, shopping, restaurants, music, sights, boating, parks, and more. It's a great place to relax and a fun place to keep busy!  Stop by the Main Street office for information about what to do and where to go in this vibrant community. The Main Street office is home to the Vermilion Arts Guild Gallery featuring a wonderful collection of art including paintings, prints, photography, jewelry, pottery, textiles, and more all from local artists. In the summer, enjoy the Vermilion Farmers Market, a lively Saturday event featuring fresh, local produce, baked goods, and much more. Main Street has many more events and programs such as a summer chalk festival, a triathlon, and winter's Ice-A-Fair to delight visitors and residents alike. Be sure to visit the website! Office open year-round, Mon-Fri 9 am-4 pm. Arts Guild Gallery open Apr-Dec, Sat-Sun 12-4 pm.

Marblehead Peninsula Chamber of Commerce

Marblehead Peninsula Chamber of Commerce

5681 E. Harbor Rd. (SR 163)
Marblehead, OH 43440

Marblehead Peninsula Chamber of Commerce is a local association of business people organized to promote the welfare of the community. Office open year-round.

McGookey Law Offices

McGookey Law Offices

225 Meigs St.
Sandusky, OH 44840

McGookey Law Offices offers a full range of legal real estate services. Whether you are planning on buying, leasing, or selling a home in the Lake Erie Shores and Islands, please give McGookey a call. On the other hand, if your interest in the area is for business, such as starting or buying a business, McGookey Law is prepared to help you navigate the legal waters of land use, planning, zoning, government regulations, permitting, and financing. Whatever your interest, with thirty-eight years of experience, look no further than McGookey Law Offices!

Milan Chamber of Commerce

Milan Chamber of Commerce

4 Main St.
Milan, OH 44846
East Shores

Visit Milan, a National Trust for Historic Preservation Distinctive Destination. Spend the day enjoying the many unique shops and restaurants on the historic village square. See the past preserved at the Milan Museum and visit the origin of innovation at Edison Birthplace. No vacation to the Shores and Islands would be complete without a trip to Milan.

Milan Township

Milan Township

1518 SR 113 E
Milan, OH 44846
East Shores

Milan Township is an unincorporated township offering a wide range of services to the 3,686 residents. It is governed by three elected trustees responsible for basic governance and an elected fiscal officer who functions as the financial manager. Office open Wed-Fri 10 am-12 pm. Trustees' meetings are the 1st and 3rd Wed of each month at 7 pm at the Milan Township Hall on the Village Square.

ODOT - Ohio Department of Transportation

ODOT - Ohio Department of Transportation



Your source for real time traffic updates. For up-to-the-minute details on current traffic speeds, cameras, incidents, road construction, and weather-related conditions affecting travel visit ohgo.com from your desktop, tablet, or mobile device.

Ottawa County Improvement Corp.

Ottawa County Improvement Corp.

8043 W. SR 163 , Ste. 100
Oak Harbor, OH 43449
West Shores

Ottawa County Ohio

Ottawa County Ohio

315 Madison St.
Port Clinton, OH 43452

Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge Association

Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge Association

14000 W. SR 2
Oak Harbor, OH 43449
West Shores

The Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge Association is a membership organization that promotes and supports the Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge. Members enjoy the Ottawa Trumpeter Quarterly e-Newsletter, members-only activity advancement notices, volunteer opportunities, a discount at the Visitor Center Bookstore, and friends that care. The association is dedicated to acquiring new land for habitat, enhancing the refuge for visitors, promoting the fish and wildlife service work and advocating for the refuge. Help conserve, protect, and enhance the refuge.

Port Clinton Area Bed & Breakfast Association

Port Clinton Area Bed & Breakfast Association

c/o Victorian Inn Bed & Breakfast, 5622 E. Harbor Rd.
Marblehead, OH 43440

The Port Clinton Area Bed and Breakfast Association website will guide you through six of the finest Bed and Breakfasts on Lake Erie. Choose a Bed and Breakfast in Port Clinton, Catawba, Marblehead, or Sandusky and enjoy being in the center of all the attractions and events in the area all year-round. You will experience first-rate accommodations and service that will get you to return every year. "Come as a guest and leave as a friend."

Port Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce

Port Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce

110 Madison St.
Port Clinton, OH 43452

The Port Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce is your information headquarters for the greater Port Clinton community. Stop in the office to browse an extensive variety of brochures from Chamber members, read local newspapers, pick up money-saving coupons, purchase Port Clinton souvenirs, and learn about events taking place during your visit to the community. The Chamber is located in downtown historic Port Clinton on Madison St. Open Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm.

Positive Partnerships

Positive Partnerships

120 Tiffin Ave.
Huron, OH 44839
Central Shores

Positive Partnerships is available to make your special day memorable with a personal, warm ceremony. Credentials to officiate all through Ohio and available to meet you on any of the beautiful Shores and Islands locations in the north coast. It is your day, it will be done your way. Available on short notice as well as being part of your planning.

Put-in-Bay Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau

Put-in-Bay Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau

148 Delaware Ave.
Put-in-Bay, OH 43456

The Put-in-Bay Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau website is the most up-to-date source for information about Put-in-Bay and all there is to offer, including details about Founder's Day, Put-in-Bay Music Festival, Pyrate Fest, Art in the Park, Perry's Victory Heritage Weekend, Island Wine Festival, and Oktoberfest. Visit in-person at the Depot, on the corner of Delaware and Toledo aves., where the downtown bus and Island Tour Train are located.

Put-in-Bay Visitors and Convention Bureau

Put-in-Bay Visitors and Convention Bureau

470 Loraine Ave.
Put-in-Bay, OH 43456

Put-in-Bay Visitors and Convention Bureau is an informational online guide resource for travelers planning a trip to Put-in-Bay. Information on hotels, resorts, home rentals, dining, attractions, and more. Stay current with Put-in-Bay news and events with the online news portal.

The Volunteer Center of Erie County

The Volunteer Center of Erie County

604 W. Washington St.
Sandusky, OH 44870

If you want to make a difference, volunteer in Erie County! Visit the website and scan through the dozens of volunteer opportunities available from more than 60 local non-profit organizations. Make an account, then click "I Want to Help!" to sign-up for an event. Don't see an opportunity that you are passionate about? Call the Volunteer Center of Erie County for personal assistance.