The venerable Lakeside Chautauqua is making big plans for its future, including a new welcome center and museum at its entrance on the Marblehead peninsula, a performing arts center in a shuttered school and a better connection to Lake Erie. See what’s included in Lakeside’s master plan on cleveland.com/rock-the-lake. Share:

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Sandusky made an elite list of the 10 best coastal towns in the United States, along with Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, and Cape May, New Jersey. USA Today lauds the city for its revitalized downtown, shopping and dining options, wine tasting and, of course, Cedar Point. And you can vote for the city, to make it No.…

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Lake Erie Shores and Islands welcomed more than 11 million visitors last year, up 1 million from 2017, according to visitors bureau statistics. Lake Erie Shores and Islands President Larry Fletcher presented the figures at the annual State of Tourism address Thursday at Catawba Island Club. The visitors bureau covers both Erie and Ottawa counties,…

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SANDUSKY, Ohio — The Boston Whaler Vantage 270 can do anything. That’s why Clemons Boats calls the model the “Swiss Army Knife” of boats. It retails for $230,000 or less, depending on amenities. And Clemons has two of them for sale. Check out all the details 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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Sure, the Put-in-Bay season has barely ended. But in this cold and gloomy weather, we’re looking forward to next summer on the Lake Erie Islands.  You can find up-to-day event information on the Put-in-Bay Chamber of Commerce website, www.visitiputinbay.com.  (FYI: The over-the-top island party weekend, Christmas in July, has not been officially recognized since 2013.…

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The Tall Ships are coming to Cleveland! The brigs, schooners and sloops will be docked on our Lake Erie shores July 11-14. See the full story on cleveland.com/rock-the-lake. Share:

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Two big developments in fighting harmful algal blooms in Lake Erie: Bowling Green State University received $5.2 million in grants to create a Lake Erie Center for Fresh Waters and Human Health. The Cleveland Water Alliance signed a deal with the Netherlands to collaborate on research in nutrient management, Smart Lake technology and more.  Read…

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