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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Put-in-Bay Browns Backers Draft Day 5K

The third annual Draft Day 5K celebrates the Browns and NFL draft. Every participant will…

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Burning Snowman Festival 2019

Hot tubs, food and drink, and a giant burning snowman warms up the end of…

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What to do on Put-in-Bay in 2019: See the calendar

By Laura Johnston | November 13, 2018

Sure, the Put-in-Bay season has barely ended. But in this cold and gloomy weather, we’re looking forward to next summer on the Lake Erie Islands.  You can find up-to-day event information on the Put-in-Bay Chamber of Commerce website,  (FYI: The over-the-top island party weekend, Christmas in July, has not been officially recognized since 2013.…

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Tall Ships Festival is coming to Cleveland!

By Laura Johnston | November 5, 2018

The Tall Ships are coming to Cleveland! The brigs, schooners and sloops will be docked on our Lake Erie shores July 11-14. See the full story on

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Bowling Green adds $5.2M Lake Erie Center, and Cleveland Water Alliance signs a deal with Netherlands

By Laura Johnston | October 29, 2018

Two big developments in fighting harmful algal blooms in Lake Erie: Bowling Green State University received $5.2 million in grants to create a Lake Erie Center for Fresh Waters and Human Health. The Cleveland Water Alliance signed a deal with the Netherlands to collaborate on research in nutrient management, Smart Lake technology and more.  Read…

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6 gorgeous spots to get married on Lake Erie: Romance the Lake

By Laura Johnston | October 11, 2018

You can’t beat Lake Erie as a backdrop for your wedding. Ceremony or reception, casual or formal, the north coast of Ohio has plenty of options. See six spectacular spots, from Vermilion to Geneva-on-the-Lake. Romance the Lake is a RocktheLake series brought to you by Peter & Co. Jewelers in Avon Lake. Throughout 2018, we’re bringing…

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Lakeside Chautauqua names new Symphony Orchestra conductor

By Laura Johnston | October 9, 2018

Lakeside Chautauqua was wowed by six guest conductors during the 2018 season. Now the private community on the shores of Lake Erie has chosen Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra conductor Daniel Meyer to lead its Symphony Orchestra. Read the full story at

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