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.

Plan for Some Island Time on Kelleys

Published July 2021 Not only is Kelleys Island the largest of its kind in Lake Erie Shores & Islands, but it’s also one of the most hoppin’ and happenin’ spots in the area! These upcoming weeks feature a plethora of fun events, from fundraisers to film festivals to fireworks, that will delight…

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No, Kelleys Island Doesn’t Shut Down in Winter

Updated January 2022 Editor’s Note: This guest post was written by Jordan Killam, former Director of Kelleys Island Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau, and originally published in January 2019. It gives an insider look into what the island is like in winter. For information on what businesses…

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Shores & Islands Breweries: From Prohibition to Today

Published August 2018 Philip Dauch was born in Wurtemburg, Germany in 1820. He was the only member of his family to travel the eight-week-long journey to America. In 1852, Dauch arrived in Sandusky, Ohio and, along with business partner, Andrew Fischer, opened City Brewery. The business partners…

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Family Eats: Eight Local, Kid-Friendly Restaurants

When you're visiting Ohio's Lake Erie Shores & Islands, one of the best things about your getaway is the opportunity to dine out – to let someone else do the prep-work, cooking, and clean-up involved in feeding your family. But how do you know where to go? The adults want to enjoy local fare and…

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Top 15 Watercraft Rental Locations

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. Please note that the following are listed in alphabetical order: 1. Clemons Boats 8009…

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Explore the Communities of Lake Erie Shores & Islands!

Lake Erie Shores & Islands is a diverse mix of coastal communities, island energy, and rural landscapes. From the liveliness of downtown Sandusky's renaissance and Put-in-Bay's entertainment district, to the laid-back vibe of Kelleys Island and the bucolic charm of historic Milan, the pulse of…

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