SHORES & ISLANDS OHIO, August 2, 2022 --- Did you know you live in Shores & Islands Ohio? 

Shores & Islands Ohio is Erie and Ottawa counties. It’s not just a place.... It’s a feeling. It is the memories people have from unforgettable experiences here that live in their hearts for a lifetime. Shores & Islands Ohio embodies the excitement felt from the very first time you visit, to the summer job that turns in to a career, to the entrepreneur establishing roots by creating a business and jobs here. It’s about community and the connection people keep and hold dear to our region. It’s welcoming. It’s a sense of belonging. It’s home. 

Show your friends and neighbors how proud you are to be a part of these amazing communities which make up the region that attracts visitors from all over the world – nearly 11 million annually! You’ve chosen to plant your roots here, are raising a family here, started a business here, or created some leisure time here, and you Lake Erie Love it! Complimentary flags are available from the Shores & Islands Ohio welcome centers to show your love for this region.

Stop by either of the two convenient Shores & Islands Ohio welcome centers, located at 770 SE Catawba Rd., Port Clinton or 125 E. Water St., Sandusky, and select from your choice of a 3’x5’ (as recently seen at many downtown Sandusky businesses during the IRONMAN 70.3 Ohio) or a yard-sized 12”x18” Shores & Islands Ohio flag.

Once you’ve hung your flag, SNAP a photo of where you fly your flag, then share it on social media, tag @shoresandislands, and use #shoresandislandsohio and #lakeerielove. 

Shores & Islands Ohio is also the new name of the destination marketing organization for Erie and Ottawa counties. The organization’s mission is to facilitate the destination’s economic vitality through collaborative promotion and the creation of memorable experiences that engage valuable consumers as a way to enhance the region’s quality of life.

Shores & Islands Ohio will enhance, inspire and facilitate the sustainable economic growth of the region by engaging residents and attracting visitors from around the world.

CELEBRATE with Shores & Islands Ohio at two upcoming events - Party at the Pier in Sandusky on August 25 and Music on Madison in Port Clinton during Labor Day weekend!

Don’t forget when you stop in to pick up your FREE flag, the Shores & Islands Ohio welcome centers also sell discounted tickets for ferries and other attractions and pick up your Shore Savings Card, offering even more local discounts! Be sure to follow @shoresandislands on social media for news on upcoming events at the welcome centers as well.

All flags are available on a first-come, first-served basis and until supplies run out, so get to one of the centers today and start sharing your Shores & Islands Ohio pride and Lake Erie Love!



Shores & Islands Ohio is the Midwest’s favorite getaway. This coastal destination boasts 152 miles of Lake Erie shoreline, the best fishing on the Great Lakes, welcoming communities, rich history, a wine trail, and an abundance of family-friendly attractions. World-famous Cedar Point Amusement Park calls it home, along with Kalahari Resorts & Conventions, other indoor and outdoor water parks, animal parks, sports venues, and more. Visitors enjoy ferries and cruises to Put-in-Bay, Middle Bass, and Kelleys Island. One of the country’s best areas for spring and fall bird migration, the area is overflowing with natural beauty and opportunities for outdoor recreation. More at

Media Contact:

Jill Bauer, Public Relations Manager
Shores & Islands Ohio
Phone: 419.625.9495