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.

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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The Lake House at North Bass Island

Published September 2018 Nature enthusiasts rejoice! Ohio’s Lake Erie Shores & Islands has a new overnight option for those who enjoy the great outdoors – and it is unlike any place else in the world! Ohio Department of Natural Resources and Ohio State Parks & Watercraft recently unveiled their…

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Breweries: From Prohibition to Today | Shores & Islands Ohio

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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Holidays...Like a Local

If you’ve been following along with our award-winning “Like a Local” series on the Lake Erie Love blog at, you’ve seen us feature locals talking about living and working in the Shores & Islands region. Recently we caught up with the proprietors of Sandusky Segwave about their…

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What We're Thankful For...Top Eight Edition

In this season of thankfulness, we at Lake Erie Shores & Islands wish to share the top eight things for which we are thankful this year. 1. Skylines – Big cities may brag on their skyline views, but our skylines are pretty amazing. Heck, we've got the third-tallest national monument and the “Roller…

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Halloween Happenings that are Distinctively Shores & Islands

Ohio's Lake Erie Shores & Islands, like many other communities in the Midwest, loves Halloween and all things autumn. Practically the entire month of October is dedicated to fall festivals, harvest happenings, and spooky thrills. If you're looking for a decidedly different way to celebrate…

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