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.

Camping in Shores & Islands Ohio

There are varied camping experiences available throughout the Shores & Islands Ohio region. There is everything from rustic cabins and primitive tent sites for a real “outdoorsy” experience, family-friendly resort campgrounds full of activities, RV campgrounds near the lake with marina access for…

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A History of Tourism in 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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Take a Walk in the Garden – Top 5 Shores & Islands Flower Gardens

Published March 2022 Spring has sprung in Shores & Islands Ohio and we couldn’t be more excited to get out and explore part of what makes this area special – the great outdoors! The ice has melted from Lake Erie and Sandusky Bay (even the island ferries are running!), temperatures are inching…

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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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Snapper’s Brass & Gas Car Club Tours Lake Erie Shores & Islands

Published October 2020 Recently, the Snapper’s Brass & Gas car club visited the Shores & Islands region for a multi-day tour which included several stops and photo ops. This touring club is a regional affiliate of the Antique Automobile Club of America for cars manufactured prior to 1916. According…

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Fall Hiking in Ohio’s Lake Erie Shores & Islands

Updated September 2021 This Autumn, when Mother Nature once again shows all her true colors, hiking can be an enjoyable outdoor activity for anyone, with a variety of local paths to fit all fitness-levels. Ohio’s Lake Erie Shores & Islands is an ideal fall hiking location due to the sheer abundance…

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