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.

Shores & Islands Ohio November and December Event Highlights

As we enter the final months of 2022, we reflect on what an amazing year it was for travel and tourism for Shores & Islands Ohio – we hope you made tons of memories while visiting Ohio’s north coast whether for the first time or if you’re a “regular.” But the year isn’t over yet and there are still…

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Show Your Shores & Islands Ohio Pride and Lake Erie Love!

Shores & Islands Ohio is Erie and Ottawa counties. It’s not just a place.... It’s a feeling. It is the memories people have from unforgettable experiences here that live in their hearts for a lifetime. Shores & Islands Ohio embodies the excitement felt from the very first time you visit, to the…

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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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No, Kelleys Island Doesn’t Shut Down in Winter

Updated January 2022 Editor’s Note: This guest post was written by Jordan Killam, former Director of Kelleys Island Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau, and originally published in January 2019. It gives an insider look into what the island is like in winter. For information on what businesses…

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Winter at Put-in-Bay

Updated January 2022 Editor’s Note: This is a guest post written by Put-in-Bay resident Peter Huston, and originally published in Janauary 2019. Peter and his wife Amy are year-round residents of the island and operate the First Island Son Bed & Breakfast. Here he shares insight into "island life"…

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