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.

Beauty from Stone: The Story of the Lakeside Daisy

Part of our Time Traveler Series On the side of a small lane in Marblehead, Ohio lies a rocky plain of former quarry land, that each May turns to a carpet of gold. The creator of this yellow glow is the Lakeside Daisy ( Tetraneuris herbacea ), an endangered plant that grows on ground one would think…

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Camping | 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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Dining Al Fresco - Fresh Air & Patio Vibes | Shores & Islands Ohio

Published June 2022 The weather is heating up and that means one important thing on Ohio’s north coast – patio season! All the best restaurants with patio, deck, or porch dining areas are brushing off their umbrellas, extending their awnings, and putting up the string lights to welcome in the season…

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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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Put a Spring in your Step! May & June Event Highlights 2022

Published May 2022 Spring is in the air and the season is about rebirth and getting out and enjoying all that nature has to offer. Experience nature’s renewal with a leisurely stroll through Schedel Arboretum & Gardens or McBride Arboretum. Or, trek a trail at Old Woman Creek, East Harbor State…

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Top 10 Shores & Islands Holiday Party Venues

Looking for a fun and unique location for your holiday party this season? If you’re tired of the same boring corporate banquet or hoping to wow your extended family or friends with a fabulous celebration which DOES NOT include cleaning your house and hosting…you’ll love these Shores & Islands venues…

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