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.

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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Marblehead Lighthouse Bicentennial 1822-2022

Published May 2022 The iconic Marblehead Lighthouse, one of the most photographed Lake Erie landmarks, will turn 200 years old this year and the entire community is poised to celebrate this momentous occasion. The oldest continuously-operating lighthouse on the Great Lakes has been in operation on…

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A History of Tourism | Shores & Islands Ohio

Published May 2022 Time Traveler Series, guest post by Brian Shifflet, Visitor Experience Manager To understand the history of tourism in the Shores & Islands Ohio region, it helps to understand a brief history of tourism in the United States. While elite colonists and early Americans did frequent…

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Put-in-Bay One Day Group Adventure

Published March 2022 When planning a group trip to Shores & Islands Ohio, be sure to include a visit to Put-in-Bay on South Bass Island on your itinerary. Groups of all types and sizes love to visit this beautiful Lake Erie island and we help make planning your island excursion easy. When planning…

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Sandusky's Ties to the Underground Railroad

Published March 2022 A One Day Group Tour Itinerary Motorcoach and other group tours visiting Shores & Islands Ohio are often interested in historically-themed itineraries, suitable for groups of all ages, and including unique features of the region, with group-appropriate stops and tours. Did you…

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