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Lake Erie Shores and Islands

Lake Erie Shores and Islands

Lake Erie Love!

The Lake Erie vicinity embraces fabulous vistas, historic sites, awesome fishing sites, and other attractions, both natural and man-made. One of the most popular vacation spots in the Midwest, it's simply packed with activities and attractions. So it comes as no surprise that nearly 7 million people visit the Lake Erie Shores and Islands every year.Lake Erie's islands each have their own unique allure and no two are exactly alike. In fact it's the differences between islands that are situated so close together that make them so appealing as vacation destinations.

The Islands

Kelley's Island, the largest, is most famous for the pristine beauty of its glacial grooves. However, the island has lots more in store for its guests, including hunting (of the conventional sort as well as fossil hunts), sailing and snorkeling, hiking, watching wildlife and even horseshoe-pitching!

South Bass Island, better known as Put-in-Bay, is a two – by – four mile island packed with a variety of activities. Don't let its size fool you; this island has a thriving nightlife, with many talented entertainers visiting it often, as well as a State Park, an amusement center, a peace memorial and much more.

Middle Bass Island, by contrast, offers a more relaxing and tranquil vacation. It's the place to go when you need to take a romantic weekend away or when you want to experience a quiet, unflustered vacation far from the cares of your usual setting.

The Shores

The scenery is superlative, and has been the inspiration of many artists who make this area their home away from home, coming here to reflect, to unwind, and to create.

On the coastline, there are temptations galore… but with Cedar Point amusement park around, who's looking any further? Cedar Point, keeps its' visitors busy with a mind-boggling variety of rides that spin, twist, whirl, and twirl them and have them begging for more. It isn't just rides though, Cedar Point's main differentiating factor is its location; with spectacular scenery from over 400 feet in the air and Erie's beautiful sandy beaches, it's no wonder it was voted the 'Best Amusement Park in the World' ten years in a row.

And as though Lake Erie weren't enough, the area holds not one or two, but seven great water parks! This region is known for its excellent fishing, and attracts anglers from all over the country seeking a variety of walleye, perch, trout and bass. And when it's winter, there's still ice-fishing.Some of the historical attractions are Edison's birthplace, a tour of the few remaining Underground Railroad sites, several museums, and a 19th century village.

Shores and Islands Visitors Center

Shores & Islands Ohio offers so much to love in a getaway destination. One of the Midwest's hottest vacation spots, the region between Toledo and Cleveland provides an eclectic mix of historically-significant sites, family-fun amusements, gorgeous scenery, and outdoor recreation. The region boasts the Great Lakes' best fishing as well as migratory bird watching opportunities. Whether you prefer a getaway that includes lazy days at the beach, fishing with friends, dining on tasty treats, or one filled with exciting thrills like waterslides, roller coasters, and entertaining nightlife, Shores & Islands Ohio is the ideal coastal retreat. Visit the website at, stop by one of our welcome centers in Port Clinton or Sandusky, or call one of our friendly travel counselors at 800-255-3743 (Sandusky) or 800-441-1271 (Port Clinton) (Port Clinton) to plan your getaway.


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