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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Beyond rock painting: 6 ways to get your arts fix at Lakeside Chautauqua

By Laura Johnston | July 22, 2019

Art ties the summer — and families — together at Lakeside Chautauqua. Classes include painting, dancing, music and more for all ages, at just about any time of day. You can even make soap to take home for Christmas gifts. See how you can get involved at the private community on Lake Erie, with the…

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Meet new Lakeside Symphony Orchestra Conductor Daniel Meyer

By Laura Johnston | July 17, 2019

Brought to you by Lakeside Chautauqua and Music is magic you can get lost in, says new Lakewood Symphony Orchestra Conductor Daniel Meyer. In this world of YouTube clips and 30-second commercials clamoring for attention, “You can lose track of time. You can unplug and disconnect when you get completely engrossed in a piece…

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Kids sail in Junior Bay Week

By Laura Johnston | July 16, 2019

Kids have taken over Put-in-Bay Yacht Club for the annual Inter-Lake Yachting Association Junior Championships. The 64th annual event features 150 sailors age 17 and younger from clubs across Lake Erie. They descend on Put-in-Bay for four days of races, skits, speakers team dinners, awards banquets and more. Check out the photos of the fun…

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2019 Lake Erie harmful algal bloom forecast to be slightly smaller than 2017

By Laura Johnston | July 11, 2019

This year’s harmful algal bloom could be slightly smaller than 2017, according to the forecast released Thursday by Ohio Sea Grant. Heavy spring rains washed a huge load of phosphorus — the main ingredient for the toxic blue-green algae — into the Maumee River. That’s despite the fact that many farmers couldn’t plant fields this…

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Bay Village, Rocky River, Vermilion, Ashtabula, Lorain listed among best lake beach towns in America

By Laura Johnston | June 26, 2019

Life is better by the lake. Residents of Great Lakes towns would agree. And so do the folks at Wallethub, which compared 192 cities with populations between 10,000 and 150,000 and at least one beach listed on See the full story at

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