Lake Erie Coastal Ohio Trail

Welcome to the Lake Erie Scenic Byway!

If you are planning a trip or about to drive the Coastal Trail you are in for a truly unique experience that will showcase this region in a new light. Following the Lake Erie Coast, the drive alone is a great experience! Take time to enjoy our coast and savor the sights and area.

As you plan for your trip, take this guide along and remember that the byway is about time - landscapes that have been changing since the glaciers, human evidence throughout the ages, and cultural experiences that immerse you in the region and it’s past. Each town along the byway has character unto itself, so relax and take time to journey along our treasured coast.

The Lake Erie Coastal Trail spans a route of 293 miles, which follows the coast of Lake Erie, traveling from Toledo east to the Pennsylvania border. The trail is split into three sections: the Northwest including Lucas, Ottawa, Erie, and Lorain counties, and the Lake Erie Islands; the Northcentral encompasses Cuyahoga and Lorain counties; and the Northeast region encompassing Ashtabula and Lake counties. Along the route you will notice that our history, culture, and natural areas blend together making the Coastal Trail a distinctive journey.

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Lake Erie Coastal Trail

Experience Lake Erie's Scenic Byway and many attractions along the coast by downloading the Lake Erie Coastal Ohio Trail mobile app today!

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Biking can be enjoyable outdoor activity for all throughout Shores & Islands.