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.

Like a Local: Brooke Gammie, Quarry Hill Orchards

Meet Brooke Gammie, matriarch of #GamFam6 and one of the proprietors of Quarry Hill Orchards and Quarry Hill Winery in beautiful Berlin Heights, Ohio. S&IO: Tell us about your family history in relation to Berlin Heights and the fruit-farming industry. As a multi-generational business, what…

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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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Like a Local: Captain Peg Van Vleet of Blue Sky Charters

S&IO: Tell us about Blue Sky Charters. Why did you choose to start a sport fishing business? CAPTAIN PEG: We are a sport fishing charter business in Port Clinton, fishing the Western Basin of Lake Erie. We fish for walleye and yellow perch. We use light tackle, and drift fish for walleye, and…

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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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