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.

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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Ways to Keep Coasting

Published March 2020 The health and safety of all who visit, live, and work in the Shores & Islands region is our top priority. This, combined with many state and federal COVID-19 related travel restrictions, has resulted in numerous opportunities for our visitors and residents being temporarily…

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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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Watercraft Rentals at Ohio's Lake Erie Shores & Islands

Updated June 2020 When visiting Ohio's Lake Erie Shores & Islands, you'll likely want to get out on the lake in some fashion. Water recreation is an essential source of activity in the summer and the options are endless here. Practicing water safety is imperative; always wear a life jacket. For…

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Boating Shores & Islands Ohio

Updated July 2022 Shores & Islands Ohio is a boater’s dream! The region is filled with marinas and transient dockage so that visitors via the lake have plenty of places to find adventure. If your boating adventures involve fishing, there has never been a better time to fish the Walleye Capital of…

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Hit the Trails at Ohio's Lake Erie Shores & Islands

Published April 2019 You’ve heard the term “hit the trail,” right? Perhaps it conjures up a desire to travel or to become one with nature. While there are a variety of natural trails in Ohio’s Lake Erie Shores & Islands for hiking and biking, there is also an entirely different kind of “trail” to…

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Places to Say "I do!" at Ohio's Lake Erie Shores & Islands

Published August 2018 Congratulations! You’re getting married, but where to hold the ceremony and reception? Destination weddings are trendy these days, but perhaps you don’t have the budget to fly off to Fiji and you don’t want the entire wedding party going broke on travel expenses. Destination…

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Lake Erie Shores & Islands on a Budget

Updated April 2019 For families with kids in tow, budget is a major consideration when planning a family vacation. Rather than spending money on airfare and stressing over all the logistics that come with long-distance traveling, many families are taking regional trips. Fortunately for them, Ohio’s…

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How Do I…Paddle Around Ohio's Lake Erie Shores & Islands?

Published May 2018 Paddleboarding, canoeing, and kayaking are three of the most popular ways to enjoy a day at the lake. But how do you even begin when you've never done any of those? Below are frequently asked questions to get you started and make your trip safe and enjoyable... Do I need…

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