Three Michigan friends traveled 71 miles across Lake Erie, on their fourth trip stand-up paddleboarding across the Great Lakes. Kwin Morris, Joe Lorenz and Jeff Guy paddled for 24 hours, from Belle Isle in the Detroit River, to Catawba Island, facing major headwinds and up to 6-foot waves. They never touched a boat. And they…

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You’re not imagining it — Lake Erie is as high as it’s ever been in May. The lake started the month above the record May average, set in 1986. And according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, it could break the all-time record high monthly average in June. See the full story at cleveland.com/rock-the-lake.…

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If you’re fishing, be cautious. The Lake Erie water temperature off Toledo is 41 degrees, off Cleveland 37 degrees and off Erie 34 degrees, which puts anglers at risk for hypothermia. Always wear your lifejacket. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources says it’s walleye season in the open lake. Anglers are doing well trolling around 1…

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Dream of spending the summer — every summer — at Lakeside Chautauqua? The private, idyllic Lake Erie community has a few homes for sale, and RocktheLake is featuring two of them with water views. Take a look at cleveland.com/rock-the-lake. Share:

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Learn about the Great Lakes Exposition of 1936 and 1937, presented by the Cleveland Metroparks.  The Bay Village Historical Society quarterly potluck dinner begins with a social at 6 p.m., dinner at 6:30 p.m. and program at 7. Great Lakes Expo brought 7 million people to Lake Erie: Remember When Share:

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Happy Valentine’s Day! In honor of this most romantic holiday, we’re sharing why we love our Great Lake. Our Facebook followers shared all sorts of reasons — and even a love poem. Check out their thoughts and photos at cleveland.com/rock-the-lake. Share:

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Families have come from California, Arizona, New Jersey, to vacation in Fairport Harbor. They’ve all rented one of the seven townhouses steps from Lake Erie and the Fairport Harbor Lakefront Park. The townhouses, available on Airbnb are changing the tourism game in town. See the full story on cleveland.com/rock-the-lake. Share:

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The polar vortex of 2019 has frozen Lake Erie to about 80 percent ice. The extreme cold has frozen the Cuyahoga River, too. And you can watch it on our Music Box Supper Club bridge cam. Watch the timelapse video on cleveland.com/rock-the-lake. Share:

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Lake Erie is a marvel in the ice. And despite the cold, we know you lake lovers are exploring the shore, taking photos with frozen fingers. So show them off. Enter up to three photos in RocktheLake’s inaugural Winter Beach photo contest. Check out cleveland.com/rock-the-lake for the full rules and the entry form. Meanwhile, enjoy…

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