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Wine and Walleye Festival

Come join us on Bridge Street, the street awarded as America’s Main Street winner for…

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Mentor Offshore Grand Prix Race

Super Boat Racing returns to Mentor Headlands Beach for the third annual Mentor Super Boat…

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Lakeside Chautauqua

Located on the Marblehead Peninsula, halfway between Toledo and Cleveland, Lakeside provides opportunities for entertainment and recreation all summer long.

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Maumee Bay State Park

Maumee Bay State Park offers 1,336 acres of a unique natural environment created by the…

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Perry’s Victory & International Peace Memorial

Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial is a 52-foot Doric column built in 1915 to…

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Meet the Summer Solstice Sunset photo contest winners

By Laura Johnston | July 21, 2018

Every night, the sun sets a little differently on Lake Erie. Which is why Aprell Burkey, the head server at Sunset Harbor Bar & Grille in Fairport Harbor, takes photos of the sunset nearly every night. “I have like a bajillion of them,” said Burkey, an amateur photographer beginning to turn her hobby into a…

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Racing a triathlon at Lakeside Chautauqua

By Laura Johnston | July 20, 2018

LAKESIDE, Ohio – It must be the triathlon code, that when you pass someone, you call out encouragement. As I climbed out of the rolling swells of Lake Erie Friday morning, a whole crowd on the dock cheered and clapped. And biking on a two-lane highway hugging the Ohio coast, I heard: “This is one…

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Port Clinton tops the list for number of Ohio boat registrations: Who boats in Lake Erie?

By Laura Johnston | July 20, 2018

Cleveland might be the biggest city on Lake Erie, but it ranks behind Port Clinton and Toledo in the number of Lake Erie-destined boats registered in its corporate limits. Port Clinton has 2,234 boats, roughly one for every two residents. Cleveland has 1,977, which means .005 percent of the population owns a boat. Across Cuyahoga…

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Propellers rule on Lake Erie: Who boats on Lake Erie?

By Laura Johnston | July 19, 2018

Sailboats make up 2 percent of the boats registered on Lake Erie. Or at least 2 percent of all registered boats say the propulsion type is sail. Perhaps some of them are registered as propeller, since they have an engine to putter out of the marina and back again? RocktheLake analyzed Ohio Department of Natural…

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A look at the average Lake Erie boat: Who boats on Lake Erie?

By Laura Johnston | July 18, 2018

The longest boat registered on Lake Erie is 87 feet. The average of the nearly 59,000 boats, though, is 19 feet 3 inches – pretty small to handle Lake Erie’s notorious chop. Then again, that includes kayaks. RocktheLake analyzed Ohio Department of Natural Resources data with cleveland.com’s data analysis expert Rich Exner. Here’s what he…

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