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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.

Take a Break from the Lake in Bellevue | Shores & Islands Ohio

Published July 2021 Just 20 minutes south of Lake Erie sits the quiet, welcoming community of Bellevue. Surprisingly, this small town is full of hidden gems to enhance your Shores & Islands getaway. So, take a break from the lake and see what Bellevue has to offer for family fun and interesting…

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Shores & Islands' Best Brunch Bets

Published June 2021 After a long day enjoying all that Lake Erie has to offer, you’re bound to wake up hungry; and what better to fulfill that hunger than a hearty brunch at a beloved local spot? Whether you’re craving strawberry waffles, savory biscuits and gravy, sweet mimosas, or an endless…

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Fish Fry Time!

Published March 2021 During Lent (the period between Ash Wednesday and Easter on the Christian calendar) folks in northern Ohio look forward a concurrent season…Friday night fish fry season! The fish fry became popular in the 1920s and ‘30s among German-descended Americans. When pubs were not…

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Save Room for Dessert!

Published October 2020 In the mood for something sweet? Ohio’s Lake Erie Shores & Islands offers delicious options, whether you’re in the mood for an ice cream sundae, some creamy fudge, or fresh-baked pastries. Looking for a treat to gift someone? Pick up a popcorn tin, a box of homemade chocolate…

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Benefits of Mid-Week Getaways at Ohio’s Lake Erie Shores & Islands

Published August 2020 While everyone loves a good “weekend getaway,” there are definite advantages to visiting during the week. Fewer crowds and better prices are just a few of the reasons you might want to rethink those Friday-Sunday vacations. Vacationing is good for your health and stress-free…

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Road Trip: Discovering Downtown Sandusky

Updated August 2021 Continuing our Discovering Downtown series, we take you to Sandusky and other towns in the East Lake Erie Shores & Islands neighborhood. The waterfront town of Sandusky continues its amazing revival. Named 2019’s “Best Coastal Small Town in America” by readers of USA Today , the…

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Road Trip: Discovering Downtown Port Clinton

Updated August 2021 Downtowns are thriving. The resurgence of the American town business district as THE place to go for shopping, dining, and entertainment is apparent in the Lake Erie Shores & Islands region. Many of our towns are experiencing a renaissance of sorts, with new unique and specialty…

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Outdoor Dining in Ohio’s Lake Erie Shores & Islands

Updated June 2021 Sunny weather has arrived! When summer hits, and especially with the current climate, spacious outdoor dining areas are a great way to support locally-owned restaurants. Looking for local dining with outdoor patios, decks, or picnic tables? Here are a few of the many outdoor…

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