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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Kelleys Island Navy Weekend

Celebrate the 45th anniversary of the Kelleys Island Navy, when a flotilla of 200 boats…

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Pyrate Fest XI

Celebrate Put-in-Bay’s 11th annual Pyrate Fest! The Pyrate King returns for four days to find…

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Vermilion Port Authority Paddle Fest Poker Run

Join this family-friendly event on any kind of paddlecraft, to raise money for upgrades to…

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Lakeside Collector Car Show

Classic, vintage and collector cars are displayed on the Hotel Lakeside lawn during the Collector…

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Festival of the Fish 2019

Downtown Vermilion hosts the 53rd annual Festival of the Fish, featuring free daily entertainment, kids’…

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Huron Lake Front Market 2019

The second annual Lake Front Market is shopping on the beach! The event will host…

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Port Clinton Walleye Festival

Get set for the 39th Annual Main Street Port Clinton Walleye Festival at Waterworks Park…

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Sandusky booming for residents, tourists: See the big downtown developments

By Laura Johnston | May 16, 2019

Sandusky just celebrated its bicentennial. And the capital of Lake Erie vacationland is planning its future. For the full story, see cleveland.com/rock-the-lake.

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2019 Lake Erie harmful algal bloom predicted to be worse than last year

By Laura Johnston | May 15, 2019

Bad news for Lake Erie lovers — especially in the western basin. An early prediction says the annual harmful algal bloom will be worse this year than last. That’s because of heavy rain in April. See the full story at cleveland.com/rock-the-lake.

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Lakeside Chautauqua plans performing arts, welcome centers

By Laura Johnston | April 29, 2019

The venerable Lakeside Chautauqua is making big plans for its future, including a new welcome center and museum at its entrance on the Marblehead peninsula, a performing arts center in a shuttered school and a better connection to Lake Erie. See what’s included in Lakeside’s master plan on cleveland.com/rock-the-lake.

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Spring into boating season with Progressive Insurance Catawba Island Boat Show

By Laura Johnston | April 17, 2019

Get on the water, in 125 shiny new boats at the 2019 Progressive Insurance Catawba Island Boat Show. The free event at the Catawba Island Club April 26-28 includes wine and beer tasting, sail boat rides and 30 vendors. See the full story cleveland.com/rock-the-lake.

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Sandusky named to USA Today’s 10 best coastal towns

By Laura Johnston | April 10, 2019

Sandusky made an elite list of the 10 best coastal towns in the United States, along with Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, and Cape May, New Jersey. USA Today lauds the city for its revitalized downtown, shopping and dining options, wine tasting and, of course, Cedar Point. And you can vote for the city, to make it No.…

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