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.

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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The History of Johnson's Island

Published December 2020 The Shores & Islands area is known for its rich history and connection to milestone events in our country’s timeline. From Milan’s native son, Thomas Edison, to more light-hearted history with Knute Rockne perfecting the forward pass on Cedar Point Beach, this popular…

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A Perfect Weekend Morning Experience

Published December 2020 This time of year the leaves begin to fall, and so do the temperatures, but that doesn’t mean you can’t find something fun to do with the family! Did you know that there is a hidden gem located in the Shores & Islands region where you can grab a bite to eat, watch airplanes…

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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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Snapper’s Brass & Gas Car Club Tours Lake Erie Shores & Islands

Published October 2020 Recently, the Snapper’s Brass & Gas car club visited the Shores & Islands region for a multi-day tour which included several stops and photo ops. This touring club is a regional affiliate of the Antique Automobile Club of America for cars manufactured prior to 1916. According…

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Fall Hiking in 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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