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.

Thomas Edison: Born in Milan, Ohio

Published December 2020 One of America’s most important inventors was born in the Lake Erie Shores & Islands town of Milan, Ohio, in 1847. The Village of Milan is quite proud to be the birthplace of invention and you’ll see it represented all over town, from the statues at Town Hall and the village…

Read More

The History of Johnson's Island

Published December 2020 The Shores & Islands area is known for its rich history and connection to milestone events in our country’s timeline. From Milan’s native son, Thomas Edison, to more light-hearted history with Knute Rockne perfecting the forward pass on Cedar Point Beach, this popular…

Read More

A Perfect Weekend Morning Experience

Published December 2020 This time of year the leaves begin to fall, and so do the temperatures, but that doesn’t mean you can’t find something fun to do with the family! Did you know that there is a hidden gem located in the Shores & Islands region where you can grab a bite to eat, watch airplanes…

Read More

Don't Take Our Word For It - Expert Tips From Travel Writers

Published July 2020 Travel writers, bloggers, and social media influencers literally travel for a living. It is their job to visit travel destinations and scope out the best attractions and the coolest experiences. Many of these seasoned professionals have visited the Shores & Islands region over…

Read More

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…

Read More

This is Coasting with Social Distancing

Published June 2020 Closer-to-home travel, social distancing, new protocols, and face-coverings are all part of the new normal in the travel landscape. Ohio’s Lake Erie Shores & Islands is looking forward to welcoming guests again for the summer, but we want you to know that we are doing…

Read More

Lake Erie Shores & Islands Educational Tour

Published April 2020 As the end of the school year nears, many students begin working on reports for a variety of classes. From science to social studies and history to geography, the Lake Erie Shores & Islands region is home to numerous report topics perfect for any grade! So, grab your No. 2…

Read More

Enjoying the Great Indoors at Ohio's Lake Erie Shores & Islands

Published January 2020 Since winter weather in northern Ohio can be unpredictable, we've compiled a list of indoor adventures available throughout the Shores & Islands region. So, don't worry about what’s going on OUTSIDE and get ready to have some fun INSIDE! Get Active There are plenty of indoor…

Read More