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.

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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Postcards from the Past

Published December 2020 The city of Vermilion is known for its quaint downtown and lakeside charm. Now it is also known for its public art! Vermilion’s first public art installation, The Postcard Project , debuted in segments throughout 2019 and 2020 and is now available in its completion for public…

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Don't Take Our Word For It - Expert Tips From Travel Writers

Published July 2020 Travel writers, bloggers, and social media influencers literally travel for a living. It is their job to visit travel destinations and scope out the best attractions and the coolest experiences. Many of these seasoned professionals have visited the Shores & Islands region over…

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Start Coasting – Ways to Get Out on the Lake

Published July 2020 One of the most important natural resources in the Shores & Islands region is our great Lake Erie. Not only does it provide fresh drinking water for the area, but it offers hours of recreational fun, from swimming to boating to fishing. While our Lake Erie beaches are popular…

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Road Trip: Discovering Downtown Sandusky

Updated August 2021 Continuing our Discovering Downtown series, we take you to Sandusky and other towns in the East Lake Erie Shores & Islands neighborhood. The waterfront town of Sandusky continues its amazing revival. Named 2019’s “Best Coastal Small Town in America” by readers of USA Today , the…

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Outdoor Dining in Ohio’s Lake Erie Shores & Islands

Updated June 2021 Sunny weather has arrived! When summer hits, and especially with the current climate, spacious outdoor dining areas are a great way to support locally-owned restaurants. Looking for local dining with outdoor patios, decks, or picnic tables? Here are a few of the many outdoor…

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Help Support Your Favorite Restaurant

Published March 2020 Don’t want to cook today? No problem. You can still enjoy a wide variety of food choices from many of your favorite restaurants by ordering take out. From breakfast, to lunch, to dinner, and everything in between, we’ve compiled an up-to-date list of places you can order from…

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Romantic Getaways | Shores & Islands Ohio

Published February 2020 Looking for a little romance in your life? A quick getaway might be just what you need to spark the fire or reignite the flame in your relationship. With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, Ohio’s Lake Erie Shores & Islands offers a number of getaway ideas for two…

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