Ohio Sea Grant offers free tours of the South Bass Island lighthouse, in operation until 1962. Visitors can climb the lighthouse stairs to take in the view from the top of the tower. Tours will be offered from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. on June 8, July 13, August 10, September 7 and October 12, 2019. 

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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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Part of the Erie Series, this paddle race includes sand castles, food and drink, adult beverages, live music, demos, paddle clinics, yoga, slack lining, and tons of try-it activities, all on Lakeview Park beach on Lake Erie.  2-mile race: Water start, paddle one mile of open Lake Erie to the amazing Lorain lighthouse, 180º buoy…

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Tour the renovated Fairport Harbor West Breakwater Light, for free, as part of the annual birthday celebration! The classic 4-square style working building, which was first lit in 1925, has undergone a top-to-bottom makeover.

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Ohio Sea Grant offers free tours of the South Bass Island lighthouse, in operation until 1962. Visitors can climb the lighthouse stairs to take in the view from the top of the tower. Tours will be offered from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. on June 8, July 13, August 10, September 7 and October 12, 2019. 

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Take a free tour of the Port Clinton Lighthouse, the last remaining timber frame pier light on Lake Erie, during the second annual Port Clinton Lighthouse Festival.   Hear docents explain the importance of the pier light to local navigation. Climb the wooden spiral staircase to the lantern room and view the fully functioning fifth-order…

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Imagine dinner on the platform of a historic lighthouse, four courses with four wines as the sun sets over Lake Erie. The Lorain Lighthouse Foundation, working with the Jackalope Lakeside restaurant, hosts the dinners Tuesday-Thursday from June 12 through Sept. 11 at the light, built in 1917 by the Army Corps of Engineers. The white…

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Imagine camping in a lighthouse, a mile into Lake Erie Karen and Jerry Killilea Jr. have spent summer vacations at the Conneaut Harbor West Breakwater Lighthouse since buying it from the U.S. Coast Guast in an online auction in 2011. Now that Jerry has cancer, though, the couple is selling the National Historic Landmark. “We…

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