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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.

Discovering Upscale Flavors in Shores & Islands Ohio

Experience a culinary journey through the world of fine dining in Shores & Islands Ohio, where gourmet delights meet the picturesque landscapes of Lake Erie. Fine dining refers to a restaurant experience that is of a higher quality and greater formality compared to the experience at a casual dining…

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Like a Local: Janet Wermuth, Crooked Tree Vineyard

Part of Shores & Islands Ohio Like a Local series – Meet Janet Wermuth, owner S&IO: Tell us about your business. Janet: My husband Steve and I literally started Crooked Tree Vineyard from the ground up. We purchased the five-acre parcel of land in 2010. It was covered with scrub trees and old…

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Romantic Winter Getaways | Shores & Islands Ohio

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner and February the unofficial month of LOVE, you may be looking for a cozy weekend away and some activities to enjoy as a couple. Shores & Islands Ohio has plenty to offer, from spa treatments to fancy Valentine’s cocktails, and from intimate private…

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Dining Al Fresco - Fresh Air & Patio Vibes | Shores & Islands Ohio

Published June 2022 The weather is heating up and that means one important thing on Ohio’s north coast – patio season! All the best restaurants with patio, deck, or porch dining areas are brushing off their umbrellas, extending their awnings, and putting up the string lights to welcome in the season…

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Like a Local: Abbey Rosado, Kelley’s Island Wine Company

Published March 2022 As part of our ongoing Like a Local series, where we interview Shores & Islands Ohio business owners and local personalities, S&IO recently checked in with Kelleys Island mainstay, the Kelley's Island Wine Company. Meet Abbey Rosado, General Manager. S&IO: Tell us about your…

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Passionate About Pizza – Ten Unique Pies in Shores & Islands Ohio

Published February 2022 Did you know pizza was first invented in Naples, Italy in the 1700s as a fast, affordable meal for working-class people on the go? It gained popularity in the U.S. in the 1940s when immigrating Italians brought this classic dish. And thank goodness they did! Now, about 3…

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Shores & Islands Date Nights

Published February 2022 There are so many ways to enjoy a romantic day or night out in the Shores & Islands region! If you’re looking for ideas for a special date night, perhaps for a special romantic holiday that’s coming up…check out these five date ideas you can enjoy with your Valentine or any…

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