The 24th Annual Lakeside-Marblehead Lighthouse Festival is free, peninsula-wide event, which includes a variety of activities for the entire family: tours of the Wolcott House, live entertainment, children’s games and crafts, a pumpkin-decorating contest, arts & crafts vendors, a farmers’ market, hayrides and much more in Lakeside Chautauqua and Marblehead. We’ve also added a clambake…

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Fall is finally on its way. There’s a small craft advisory through Friday, and the temperature is going to plummet. But, Saturday still looks fantastic, with sun, 65 degrees and a breeze, without big waves. Lake Erie is still plenty warm, with a water temperature of 70, off Cleveland. Here’s the National Weather Service marine…

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The walleye fishing is slowing down. Sigh. But largemouth and smallmouth bass are looking promising. And we’ve got the Walleye Fall Brawl to look forward to! Here’s the Ohio Department of Natural Resources fish report: Western Basin Walleye   Where: Walleye fishing has slowed. The best bites have been 3 to 6 miles east of Kelleys Island,…

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The weekend starts with a small craft advisory. So beware. Saturday looks rainy and cold, but good news! Sunday is looking sunny, without too much wind! See the full National Weather Service forecast for Avon Point to Willowick. Friday: North-northwest wind 13 to 16 knots, decreasing to 9 to 12 knots in the afternoon. Showers likely,…

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The Cleveland Metroparks’ Emerald Necklace Marina is closed for the season. But hey, the Fall Brawl starts Friday! And Cleveland’s surf season is just beginning. So if you’re looking to get out on Lake Erie this weekend, dress warm and watch the wind and waves. They could climb to 8 feet Saturday night. The Lake…

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For 25 years this Put-in-Bay family tradition celebrates great German food, cold beer, and live entertainment by the ever-popular Maxx Band. Families will enjoy polka dancing and German music under the big tent in DeRivera Park, along with cabbage rolls, brats, Wiener Schnitzel, and sauerbraten. Admission is $4 for one day, $6 for both. Kids…

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Dig your toes into the sun-warmed sand and savor the smell of a bonfire. Because while it lacks the sexiness of summer, fall on the beach can be remarkably beautiful. Here are five reasons to fall in love with fall on a Lake Erie beach. Romance the Lake is a RocktheLake series brought to you…

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Lake Erie anglers are targeting walleye, yellow perch, smallmouth bass, and panfish, and inland lake/pond anglers are primarily pursuing largemouth bass, channel catfish and panfish, according to the weekly Cleveland Metroparks fish report by aquatic biologist Mike Durkalec. Early steelhead first show up around off the rocks at Edgewater Park and East 55th Street Marina,…

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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 rockthelake.com/events. Sept. 7 Put-in-Bay…

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