Posts by Laura Johnston

What to expect on a trip ice fishing off Put-in-Bay

I had no idea what to expect on my first experience ice fishing off South Bass Island. Definitely not a picnic table. Yet I’m sitting at one, bolted to a trailer that is towed by a four-wheeler wearing chains on its tires. Down the ramp on the west side of the island, we go Ice…

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Where can you rent a boat on Lake Erie?

Where can you rent a boat on Lake Erie? While jet skis and kayaks are plentiful, it’s harder than you’d think to find a powerboat to rent on Ohio’s North Coast. Here are a few spots you can rent a speed boat for an afternoon, or longer. Generally, you must be 18 or 21 years…

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Huron condo: Lake Erie House of the Week

Take in Lake Erie views from the deck, patio and a few windows of this townhouse in Huron, priced at $154,900. Newer flooring, stainless steel kitchen appliances, laundry room and extra storage are all included in this two-bedroom, 1 1/2-bathroom, 1,300-square-foot condo, built in 1977. There are built-in cabinets and crown molding in the living…

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Falling in love on Lake Erie: Valentine stories

Happy Valentine’s Day! To honor the most romantic and gushy of holidays — and remind you that, yes, the ice will eventually melt and the weather will be warm again — we’re featuring the stories of three couples who fell in love on Lake Erie. That love transcends the lake’s pink-and-orange sunsets, and strolls on…

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Contemporary Bay Village waterfront: Lake Erie House of the Week

This waterfront mansion in Bay Village has everything in its 14,000 square feet: a spa, theater, gym, smart home technology and radiant heated floors, all with Lake Erie views — and 1.7 acres. The $4.7 million gated contemporary at 24524 Lake Road was built in 2006. It has five bedrooms, nine bathrooms (six full), four-car…

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