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.

Help Keep Lake Erie Clean and Her Beaches Pristine

It’s no secret that Lake Erie Shores & Islands is home to some of the most beautiful beaches, unique wildlife, and gorgeous waters in the Great Lakes region! But did you know Lake Erie contains approximately 381 metric tons of plastic, according to a 2020 estimate? This negatively affects not only…

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Let's Go There, Together

Updated December 2021 In late 2020 Lake Erie Shores & Islands proudly supported the efforts of the U.S. Travel Association through participation in the Let’s Go There, Together campaign. This campaign promoted family travel and giving the gift of travel. We think the gift of travel is the ideal…

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Boating Shores & Islands Ohio

Updated July 2022 Shores & Islands Ohio is a boater’s dream! The region is filled with marinas and transient dockage so that visitors via the lake have plenty of places to find adventure. If your boating adventures involve fishing, there has never been a better time to fish the Walleye Capital of…

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Q&A with Ice Fishing Guide Captain Tony Muscioni from Air1 Airboats

Published January 2018 January's cold temperatures have driven a lot of people inside where it's warm. Here in Lake Erie Shores & Islands, "inside" sometimes means a shanty on top of a thick layer of ice. That little hut contains a heater, a couple of stools, a hole in the ice, and the chance to…

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#TravelTuesday: One day in…Port Clinton/Catawba

On Tuesdays this summer, we are exploring the great cities and towns that make up Ohio's Lake Erie Shores & Islands for #TravelTuesday. Last week we explored historic downtown Sandusky. This week we visited Port Clinton/Catawba. Port Clinton/Catawba is known as the “Walleye Capital of the World”…

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#TravelTuesday: One day in…Marblehead

On Tuesdays this summer, we are exploring the great cities and towns that make up Ohio's Lake Erie Shores & Islands for #TravelTuesday. Last week we explored the communities of Castalia and Bay View. This week we visited the quaint waterfront village of Marblehead. Here's a quick look at some of…

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#TravelTuesday: One day in…Huron

Published July 2017 On Tuesdays this summer, we are exploring the great cities and towns that make up Ohio's Lake Erie Shores & Islands for #TravelTuesday. Don't miss our previous #TravelTuesday posts – to-date we have visited Vermilion, Middle Bass Island, Lakeside Chautauqua, Milan, and Kelleys…

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Rediscovering My Long-Lost Love for the Lake

A “Lake Erie Like a Local” story by Aaron Smith. A version of this blog post originally appeared at https://skinnysmith.wordpress.com/. Follow Aaron on Twitter @SkinnySmitty. Growing up in Fremont, Ohio – 20 minutes from Lake Erie – my summers were consumed by the shores and islands: stalking the…

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