Where do you love to boat on Lake Erie? Do you anchor at the beach? Grab a bite and a beer on a sunny patio in the Flats? Or cruise to the north shore for an international vacation? Whatever your style, we’ve got a destination. RocktheLake compiled 11 of our favorites. Check them out at…

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Want to drive a power boat this summer? For any boat with more than 10 horsepower, Ohio law requires an boating education course for all boaters born after Jan. 1, 1982. Since most courses take several weeks, you might as well start soon. You can find the Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ list of courses…

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Get set for summer with the Progressive Cleveland Boat Show, at the I-X Center. Tour the latest boats, shop for boat gear enjoy live music and see what’s new in the boating world. This year’s boat show will include a Kelly’s Island Sunday Funday and a Kids Day on Martin Luther King Jr. Day Monday.…

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The Great Lakes Cruising Club was formed by a handful of yachtsmen in Chicago in 1934. Now it includes about 2,500 families – both sailors and powerboaters – who want to know the lay of port towns in both Canada and the United States.  See all the details at www.cleveland.com/rock-the-lake.   Share:

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The revamped Cedar Point Boat Show & Demo includes the Toledo Antique and Classic Boat Show, plus Lymans on display, Lyman boat rides and a Lyman historical museum.   You can demo a wake board, eat from a selection of food trucks, shop bargains in the parking lot sale and browse arts and crafts at…

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Enjoy 10 days of sailboat races at Cleveland Race Week, the  largest sailing regatta on Lake Erie and one of the largest in the country. The 38th annual event attracts more than 300 boats from across the United States, Canada and internationally. Events Include: One Design Weekend Women’s and Double Handed Junior Day Remote Control…

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Cleveland might be the biggest city on Lake Erie, but it ranks behind Port Clinton and Toledo in the number of Lake Erie-destined boats registered in its corporate limits. Port Clinton has 2,234 boats, roughly one for every two residents. Cleveland has 1,977, which means .005 percent of the population owns a boat. Across Cuyahoga…

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Cuyahoga County has more boat registrations than any other county in Ohio. But it ranks second to last for boats per 1,000 residents. Only Franklin County, landlocked in the middle of the state, fares worse. No. 1 for boat ownership, based on population? No surprise here. It’s Ottawa County, home to the summertime playground of…

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Just bought a boat? Or just traded up? Want some help learning to dock it, or reverse, or figure out the fancy gadgets? The North Coast Sail & Power Squadron is offering a free two-hour class in boat basics, on your own boat. The Jump Start Program is new this year. The goal for the…

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It’s summer boating season! And the Lake Carriers Association — the Rocky River-based trade group that represents U.S. freighters on the Great Lakes — wants to keep all vessels safe on the water. “If everybody follows the rules of the road, if you have good seamanship, we ought to have a safe summer,” Lake Carriers…

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