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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Linwood Park

Linwood Park Company was formed in 1883, by a group of Germans inspired by the…

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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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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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Lakeside-Marblehead Lighthouse Festival

The 23rd Annual Lakeside-Marblehead Lighthouse Festival, a cherished fall tradition held on the second Saturday…

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Third Thursdays

The Vermilion Chamber of Commerce hosts 30 live music stations — from Neil Young cover…

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New Miller ferry to Put-in-Bay to be named Mary Ann Market

By Laura Johnston | September 19, 2018

Miller Boat Line expects its new ferry to the Erie Islands to be delivered next fall, christened Mary Ann Market after the matriarch of the family business. Fraser Shipyards of Superior, Wisconsin, will build the new drive-on, drive-off passenger/vehicle ferry. It will be 140 feet long, 38.5 feet wide ferry and will accommodate 26 standard…

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Marblehead get-away: Lake Erie House of the Week

By Laura Johnston | September 17, 2018

Enjoy life on the water with this $595,000 home in Marblehead. The property in Misty Bay Point sits on a Lake Erie channel, with two covered boat wells and two channel docks, as well as an extra floating dock. The 1,700-square-foot home includes separate living quarters, with four bedrooms, two kitchens, two bathrooms, two sunrooms…

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Buy your own private Lake Erie island for $685,000

By Laura Johnston | September 10, 2018

Dream of owning your own private island? You can buy Middle Sister Island, just over 8 acres of pristine beach and woodlands in the Canadian waters of Lake Erie, for $888,888 Canadian. That’s less than $685,000 American.  The island, west of Pelee Island and the most wild and undisturbed of the Pelee archipelago, has been…

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7 festivals for fall fun on Lake Erie

By Laura Johnston | September 4, 2018

Yes, we’re sad summer is over. The days are growing shorter, and the weather is growing cooler. But you don’t have to put away your stand-up paddleboard yet. And there are plenty of fall events to celebrate on Lake Erie. Here’s a taste. For more events, any time of year, visit Sept. 7 Put-in-Bay…

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Six romantic end-of-summer escapes on Lake Erie: Romance the Lake

By Laura Johnston | August 23, 2018

Want to savor the end of summer with your sweetheart? The crowds on the beaches have cleared, with the impending start of school. The water is warm. And we have plenty of sunny September weekends to anticipate. So pack a bag and escape to the shores of Lake Erie, to a favorite haunt or a…

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