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.

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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Shores & Islands Ohio – An Unexpected Winter Holiday Destination

Published November 2021 Shores & Islands Ohio, well known as the Midwest’s summertime playground, is surprisingly an amazing winter and holiday getaway as well. Come celebrate the season along the shore this December with a number of exciting activities that will help make family memories for years…

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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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Trail Running in Shores & Islands

Published November 2021 Scenic communities and stunning views of Lake Erie have made the Shores & Islands region one of the most beautiful places to run in Ohio. While road running events, like 5k’s and half-marathons, are prominent here, there has been an increase in popularity of trail running…

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Shores & Islands' Best Brunch Bets

Published June 2021 After a long day enjoying all that Lake Erie has to offer, you’re bound to wake up hungry; and what better to fulfill that hunger than a hearty brunch at a beloved local spot? Whether you’re craving strawberry waffles, savory biscuits and gravy, sweet mimosas, or an endless…

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Go Wild at African Safari Wildlife Park

Published March 2021 Get ready for a wild time when you visit the Midwest’s largest drive-thru safari – African Safari Wildlife Park in Port Clinton, Ohio! When was the last time you hand-fed a bison from your car? Or, had a giraffe stick its head through your sunroof? Have you been on a camel…

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Fish Fry Time!

Published March 2021 During Lent (the period between Ash Wednesday and Easter on the Christian calendar) folks in northern Ohio look forward a concurrent season…Friday night fish fry season! The fish fry became popular in the 1920s and ‘30s among German-descended Americans. When pubs were not…

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The Best Places to Watch Bald Eagles

Published February 2021 The bald eagle population in the state of Ohio has been producing record numbers of nests over the past several years. Thanks to a citizen science project, and confirmed by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, it has been determined that the Lake Erie Shores & Islands…

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