Posts Tagged ‘winter’

What does Put-in-Bay look like in the off-season?

During the season, as many as 750,000 visitors swarm Put-in-Bay on South Bass Island. They crowd the ferries, cram the bars, cover the roads in golf carts and the harbor with boats. The season runs April through October. But July and early August is when PIB’s bars are busiest, and when the resort pools and…

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Lake Metroparks ice dune hike

Have you ever seen ice dunes along the shoreline? Join Lake Metroparks on a hike to view these formations and discover other interesting sights along the lake shore at Lake Erie Bluffs. Meet at the Lane Road shelter. Register for the free event here: January 20 http://reservations.lakemetroparks.com/programs/43257/117256544.14821/   February 24 http://reservations.lakemetroparks.com/programs/43062/117256544.14821/   Share:

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What to expect ice fishing off Put-in-Bay

I had no idea what to expect on my first experience ice fishing off South Bass Island. Definitely not a picnic table. Yet I’m sitting at one, bolted to a trailer that is towed by a four-wheeler wearing chains on its tires. Down the ramp on the west side of the island, we go Ice…

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Take the Rowing for Fitness class at the Foundry

“There, you got it. Now you look like a pro.” Coach Jessica Weaver made her way around the Foundry’s rowing tanks, correcting form and giving tips. Because most of us taking Rowing for Fitness on a snowy Cleveland Monday night had never rowed before. And that’s totally fine. “We’re looking for ways for people to…

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Frostbite Barbecue

Beat the winter blahs with the second annual Frostbite Barbecue, featuring a pig roast and all-you-can-eat buffet. Live music — on the patio, weather permitting — will pep you up in the cold. Share:

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How ice dunes form on Lake Erie

As the lake starts freezing, ice chunks form, and waves push them into shore. Those ice chunks build up mounds, 10 feet tall or higher. But when winds blow from the south and temperatures warm, some ice melts and plates of ice shift north, into the middle of the lake. That dissipates the dunes.  Cold…

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Vermilion Ice-A-Fair

The 10th annual Main Street Vermilion Ice-A-Fair features glistening sculptures, ice carving demos, chocolate testing and family fun.  Browse more than 30 shops and restaurants, take a ride on Lolly the Trolley, visit with Pete the Penguin or sample confections at Ritter Public Library. Events end at 6 p.m. with a towering display of music, flames…

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Lake Metroparks ice dune hike

Have you ever seen ice dunes along the shoreline? Join Lake Metroparks on a hike to view these formations and discover other interesting sights along the lake shore at Lake Erie Bluffs. Meet at the Lane Road shelter. Register for the free event here: January 20 http://reservations.lakemetroparks.com/programs/43257/117256544.14821/   February 24 http://reservations.lakemetroparks.com/programs/43062/117256544.14821/   Share:

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