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.

July and August Event Highlights 2023 | Shores & Islands Ohio

With the impressive Lake Erie coastline and a remarkable array of seasonal attractions, summer is when Shores & Islands Ohio shines! Tour wineries, hike nature preserves, play mini golf, shop ‘til you drop, or get your fill of tasty eats on the islands. Family-fun attractions and outdoor water parks…

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History of Vermilion's Crystal Beach

Part of our Time Traveler Series Shores & Islands Ohio has a century-and-a-half-long history of providing the ying-yang of both thrills and relaxation to vacationers. Dating back to 1870, Cedar Point Amusement Park, also known as the Roller Coaster Capital of the World, currently holds the title of…

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What's Fresh and New for 2023 | Shores & Islands Ohio

Looking for the latest Shores & Islands developments? Or maybe it’s been a while since your last visit and you don’t want to miss a thing? Check out all the new and notable attractions to the region for 2023. Time to start planning your summertime getaway! Cedar Point Amusement Park introduces The…

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The Big Ditch: Ohio and Milan Canal History

Part of our Time Traveler Series On June 29, 1956, President Eisenhower signed a bill establishing the interstate highway system. But before modern-day interstate systems, natural features such as rivers, along with man-made waterways, acted as main transportation routes. Cities and towns were once…

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Shores & Islands Ohio March & April Event Highlights

So far, March is “in like a Lamb” in this coastal region of Ohio. Winter has been fairly mild and we are already seeing signs of spring all around. Looking for a reason to visit Shores & Islands Ohio before the summer excitement? These early spring months are a wonderful time to explore the shore…

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Shores & Islands Ohio January & February Event Highlights

Best known as the Midwest’s summertime playground, Shores & Islands Ohio is surprisingly an amazing winter and holiday getaway as well. Come celebrate the season along the shore this winter and make memories for years to come. From a reason to plan your visit this summer on the lake (boat show and…

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