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.

Vermilion – Perfect for Coasting

Published June 2019 “This is coasting” is the unofficial mantra for the Lake Erie Shores & Islands region and it’s easy to see how the coastal town of Vermilion embodies that feeling. Not only is it literally a coastal town, but it evokes a laid-back vibe…somewhere you’ll enjoy just “coasting”…

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#TravelTuesday: One Day in…Vermilion, Ohio

On Tuesdays this summer, we are exploring the great cities and towns that make up Ohio's Lake Erie Shores & Islands for our new #TravelTuesday initiative. Our first stop is the beautiful waterfront town of Vermilion. Check out a few of the places we visited and be sure to follow us all summer…

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Seven Great Lake Erie Local Gift Ideas for the Holiday Season

'Tis the season for gift-giving and local items are always a hit with friends and family, especially those loved ones who have moved out of the area or aren't locals but frequent visitors. Since it's always a great idea to support small businesses and shop local, we've rounded up seven great items…

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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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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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Vermilion: Unique Shopping, Dining & Hometown Atmosphere

Families of all ages can swap books at the Little Library, dig their toes in the sand at the Vermilion Beach and grab a milkshake and burger at the nostalgic Big Ed's Soda Grill located in the heart of downtown Vermilion. Couples can enjoy a romantic meal at upscale Chez Francois with an overnight…

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