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 | 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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Let's Go There, Together

Updated December 2021 In late 2020 Lake Erie Shores & Islands proudly supported the efforts of the U.S. Travel Association through participation in the Let’s Go There, Together campaign. This campaign promoted family travel and giving the gift of travel. We think the gift of travel is the ideal…

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Fall Hiking | Shores & Islands Ohio

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. Shores & Islands Ohio is an ideal fall hiking location due to the sheer abundance of…

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Soak Up Every Last Bit of Summer | Shores & Islands Ohio

Published August 2020 While school is starting in most of the Midwest, nobody told Mother Nature that summer is supposed to end. With gorgeous sunny days and seasonably warm weather, now is the time to soak up every last bit of summer. Here are some ways to make the most of the season. Hit the…

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ROAD TRIP: How do I get to the Lake Erie islands?

Updated November 2021 So, you’re heading out on a road trip and you are ready for some island time. At Ohio’s Lake Erie Shores & Islands, you can easily combine the two! Take your car to cruise scenic island drives. Or don’t; it’s completely up to you. You can road trip as far as the ferry landing…

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Where can I Drink Local Beers?

Published March 2020 Craft breweries are small-batch, microbreweries that offer an emphasis on quality, flavor, and brewing technique. When visiting Ohio's Lake Erie Shores & Islands you may wonder what the area offers in terms of places to enjoy a local brew or a fantastic selection of unique…

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