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.

Don't Give Up the Ship: The Life of Oliver Hazard Perry

Part of our Time Traveler Series. Have you ever been traveling around the region and wondered why there is a Perry St. or Perry’s Monument (or to be precise, Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial)? If you grew up in the area, then you are most likely familiar with the local namesake who…

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The Future is Bright at Erie MetroParks

Guest post sponsored by Erie MetroParks, written by Kippie Loughlin, Digital Media and Information Technology Coordinator Spring is a time of rebirth often bringing new life and dramatic splashes of color throughout your local parks. The birds will migrate, flowers will bloom, and temperatures will…

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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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