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.

Port Clinton Walleye Drop Ready to Bring In 2023

Wylie Walleye, a 20 ft. long, 600 lb. fiberglass walleye is being polished up and readied for his big New Year’s Eve night, the Walleye Drop. The event, also known as Walleye Madness at Midnight, has been held annually since the late 90’s, even in 2020 as a livestreamed virtual event. As in year’s…

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Show Your Shores & Islands Ohio Pride and Lake Erie Love!

Shores & Islands Ohio is Erie and Ottawa counties. It’s not just a place.... It’s a feeling. It is the memories people have from unforgettable experiences here that live in their hearts for a lifetime. Shores & Islands Ohio embodies the excitement felt from the very first time you visit, to the…

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Like a Local: Captain Peg Van Vleet of Blue Sky Charters

S&IO: Tell us about Blue Sky Charters. Why did you choose to start a sport fishing business? CAPTAIN PEG: We are a sport fishing charter business in Port Clinton, fishing the Western Basin of Lake Erie. We fish for walleye and yellow perch. We use light tackle, and drift fish for walleye, and…

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Camping in 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 in Shores & Islands Ohio…Fresh Air & Patio Vibes

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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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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