Hotel Lakeside Cafe

Hotel Lakeside was built in 1873. The hotel cafe in the gated village offers family…

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Chez Francois

A special event French restaurant on the Vermilion River, Chez Francois is an experience famous…

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The Boardwalk

Live music, events and happy hours abound at the Boardwalk in Put-in-Bay. The complex includes…

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The Keys

Every seat at The Keys has a view of Lake Erie, and the Jet Express…

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Sandusky Fish Co.

A small family restaurant only open for the season, the Sandusky Fish Co. has been…

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Sandusky Dockside

Sandusky Dockside is one of Sandusky’s most popular, on the dock in Sandusky Bay. The…

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Marblehead Lighthouse State Park

Rising from stones at the end of the Marblehead peninsula, the Marblehead lighthouse is one…

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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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Ohio State University Aquatic Visitors Center

Learn about native fish and invasive species of Lake Erie at Ohio State University’s Aquatic…

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Perry’s Victory Triathlon and Family Races

Pick a race: sprint triathlon, duathlon, aquathlon, aquabike, family fun run and a 5k run/walk.…

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Lakeside Symphony Candlelight Showcase

Ticket holders will enjoy a unique evening home tour through the streets of Lakeside with…

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Vermilion Beach Market

The second annual Vermilion Beach Market at Sherod Park is a chance to shop by…

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Lakeside Tour of Cottages

Tour darling cottages of Lakeside Chautauqua in the 62nd tour of cottages. The tour will…

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Lakeside Triathlon

Race a sprint triathlon, or put together a relay team for the event throughout the…

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Plein Air Festival and Wooden Boat Show

More than 30 plein air artists across the Midwest will arrive in Lakeside Chautauqua to…

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Middle Bass Music Festival

The Middle Bass Dock Co. presents the Middle Bass Music Festival at Middle Bass Island…

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Huron River Fest

Watch the fireworks, take in the road show, enter the boat decorating contest or run…

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Sandusky Festival of Sail

Tour or sail on replica brigs and schooners, gathered in Sandusky Bay, as part of…

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Lakeside Garden Tour

The ‘Lakeside in Bloom’ Beautification Awards Program honors those who have worked to promote the…

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Where can you rent a Jet Ski on Lake Erie?

By Laura Johnston | May 23, 2018

What’s more fun that flying through Lake Erie waves on a Jet Ski? Or a Sea Doo, or Waverunner, or whatever. Let’s talk personal watercraft here. See what’s new with Sea-Doos in a video here. The sun on your face, your hair blowing everywhere, your music pumping as you rev up to The speeds of…

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Lakeside Chautauqua welcomes all: Things to do in the Ohio private community

By Laura Johnston | May 18, 2018

All are welcome in Lakeside Chautauqua. All can participate in the community’s myriad activities, from art classes to shuffleboard. The 1-square-mile private community, which was just named one of the 10 best little beach towns on the Great Lakes, draws 150,000 visitors each year to the shores of Lake Erie. It has a gate fee…

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Ohio legislators propose $100 million bond issue to clean up Lake Erie

By Laura Johnston | May 9, 2018

Bipartisan Ohio legislators want a $100 million annual statewide bondisue to clean up Lake Erie and reduce harmful algal blooms that plague the lake each summer. Republicans Steve Arndt, a state representative from Port Clinton, and Randy Gardner, the Senate majority leader from Bowling Green, introduced the Clean Lake 2020 Plan in March. Democratic Rep.…

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Lakeside couple says community is like ‘summer camp for adults:’ Erie Interview

By Laura Johnston | May 3, 2018

Meet Bill and Mame Drackett, who have spent summers at Lakeside Chautauqua for all 37 years of their marriage. That’s just the fourth generation, though. Bill’s family began coming in 1897. The 1-mile-square private community on the Marblehead peninsula was founded in 1873 during a series of rousing camp meetings organized by the Methodist Church.…

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Rascal Flatts to headline second Bash on the Bay

By Laura Johnston | April 19, 2018

A year after Toby Keith rocked Put-in-Bay, Rascal Flatts will headline the second annual Bash at the Bay Aug. 30 at the Put-in-Bay Airport. Tickets will go on sale Friday, ranging $69 to $175 on ETIX. Rascal Flatts, originally from Columbus, is well known for hit songs like “These Days” and “Bless The Broken Road.” Opening…

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