It’s going to be one heck of a summer on Ohio’s north coast! We’re celebrating a burning river and Tall Ships, plus walleye and lighthouses and the beaches that transform Ohio to a vacation destination. Find your favorites and make your plans at cleveland.com/rock-the-lake. Share:

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Only in Port Clinton does a giant fiberglass walleye fall from the sky to welcome a new year. Which is why the Lake Erie city was named to Fishingbooker.com’s best fishing festivals list. The Walleye Festival over Memorial Day weekend also contributed to Port Clinton’s spot among seven festivals across the United States. See the…

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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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The fifth annual Whiskey Island Paddlefest is a partnership of Cleveland Metroparks, Ultra Missions, the Foundry and Nalu SUP and Surf. Grab your stand-up paddleboard and register for the 6 mile elite race (3 laps), 2 mile challenge (1 lap), or a short kid’s dynamic course. Beginners and advanced paddlers are welcome. A limited number…

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Watch the fireworks, take in the road show, enter the boat decorating contest or run in a 5K in one of the most popular festivals of the Erie Shores and Islands summer. Fireworks are at 10:15 p.m. Friday. The parade kicks off at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 14. Here’s the schedule: Share:

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Getting set for summer? Think warm thoughts, and check out the most unique and fun festivals on Ohio’s Lake Erie shores, from June through August 2018. You can talk like a pirate — and dress like one too. You can run along the Cuyahoga River, compete in a stand-up paddleboard race, sip wine while eating…

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Planning a visit to the Lake Erie playground of Put-in-Bay? Hotels are already booking up, especially on weekends during the prime vacation span from mid-June to mid-August, said Put-in-Bay Chamber of Commerce ambassador Peter Huston. No one has any hard numbers, but South Bass Island may welcome 750,000 visitors during the season. July and early…

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