Lake Erie Love Blog

One of the Midwest’s hottest vacation spots, the region between Toledo and Cleveland provides an eclectic mix of historically significant sites, family-fun amusements, gorgeous scenery, and outdoor recreation.

Don't Give Up the Ship: The Life of Oliver Hazard Perry

Part of our Time Traveler Series. Have you ever been traveling around the region and wondered why there is a Perry St. or Perry’s Monument (or to be precise, Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial)? If you grew up in the area, then you are most likely familiar with the local namesake who…

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Top 25 Shores & Islands Ohio Summer Events

Summer in Shores & Islands Ohio is a season of endless fun, where every day promises a new adventure. From June through August, the region comes alive with a spectacular array of fairs, festivals, music events, and food celebrations that cater to all tastes and interests. Whether you're a fan of…

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March and April 2024 Event Highlights

As winter bids its chilly farewell, Shores & Islands Ohio is gearing up for a lively March and April, where the air is filled with the promise of spring and cosmic excitement. From the burst of colorful blooms to the upcoming total solar eclipse, there's a lot happening in this neck of the woods…

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Welcome Center in Sandusky has a Remarkable History

Part of our Time Traveler Series There’s something intriguing about old buildings that draw you in. The history, the character, the stories embedded into the walls from generations of people who have walked the floor boards over the years. That’s why I, for one, was excited when Shores & Islands…

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What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?

Ella Fitzgerald asked the age-old musical question, “What are you doing New Year’s Eve?” And every year people all over the world debate whether to go out or stay home watching “Dick Clark’s Rockin’ New Year’s Eve?” AGAIN. But does it even rock anymore? You know what does rock? A New Year’s Eve…

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Like a Local: Mary Giles, North Bay Realty LLC

Part of Shores & Islands Ohio Like a Local series – Meet Mary Giles, Realtor S&IO: Tell us about your business? Mary: I proudly serve as a dedicated realtor within my community on a full-time basis. While my primary focus lies in the field of real estate sales, my true passion is cultivating…

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