Celebrate the beginning of summer by attending the fourth annual Burning of the Socks at Harbor Yak in Historic Ashtabula Harbor! Bring a chair and an old pair of winter socks to say goodbye to those nasty cold days and usher in the fun of summer! BYOB and enjoy some tunes, rent a kayak or…

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Sadly, we missed Wear Your Lifejacket to Work Day. (It was May 17.) But we can still remind boaters of safety tips as the summer boating season heats up. “We are excited to join forces with partners around the world to encourage everyone to wear a life jacket when on the water and always boat…

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Well, it’s been quite a summer.* Instead of “rent-a-cars and westbound trains,” though, I’ve been rocking Lake Erie from Put-in-Bay to Historic Ashtabula Harbor. What have I learned? How to wake surf, for one. Why Lake Erie makes the Grand River Valley perfect for growing grapes. How to text a buoy to get the latest…

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Those Lake Erie sunsets are awe-inspiring! RocktheLake has received more than 40 submissions for our first-ever Summer Solstice Sunset photo contest. But we want more before the deadline next Tuesday, July 3. Check out the entries in the photo gallery above, get out your cameras and capture a gorgeous pink-and-orange Lake Erie sunset. Then enter…

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It’s sunset season! We’re celebrating the summer solstice — the longest, lightest day of the year — with our RocktheLake’s first-ever Summer Solstice Sunset contest. (Remember the boat name contest we held in December?) We want to see your best photos of sunsets on Lake Erie! We’ll publish our favorites on RocktheLake’s Facebook, Instagram and…

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What’s more fun that flying through Lake Erie waves on a Jet Ski? Or a Sea Doo, or Waverunner, or whatever. Let’s talk personal watercraft here. See what’s new with Sea-Doos in a video here. The sun on your face, your hair blowing everywhere, your music pumping as you rev up to The speeds of…

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You need a soundtrack for summer: mellow songs for watching the sun set, classic songs for drinking a beer with a buddy on the back deck, big songs for rocking out in the car, windows down, on the way to the beach. We’re not just talking the fleeing hits that dominate one season: the “Call…

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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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Want a free vacation on Lake Erie this summer? Visit the zoo, sip Ohio-made wine, take in the Erie Islands, dine overlooking the lake, tour the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, cheer on the Lake County Captains baseball team, zipline and see a play. The Tour the Shore trip from June 1 to 8,…

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To celebrate Sandusky’s big bicentennial, the capital of Lake Erie vacationland is having a ball, plus a Festival of Sail, Founders Weekend parade and fireworks. The city of 25,000 was founded in 1818 and became a major hub for shipping, lumber and ice harvesting before tourism became its flagship industry, led by Cedar Point. “Really,…

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