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.

Put-in-Bay’s DeRivera Park a Well-Loved Spot for Families

Guest post sponsored by The Village of Put-in-Bay, by Village Administrator Anne Auger* In the heart of the Village of Put-in-Bay is DeRivera Park which, along with the natural harbor, provides the beautiful natural focal point of its downtown area. While DeRivera Park is enjoyed by all who visit…

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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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The Big Ditch: Ohio and Milan Canal History

Part of our Time Traveler Series On June 29, 1956, President Eisenhower signed a bill establishing the interstate highway system. But before modern-day interstate systems, natural features such as rivers, along with man-made waterways, acted as main transportation routes. Cities and towns were once…

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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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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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