Romantic Fall Getaway: The Lake Erie Shores & Islands
As parents of two toddlers who are always on the go, sometimes my husband and I need a break from daily life to spend time together, just the two of us. One of our favorite fall romantic getaways is the Lake Erie Shores & Islands. With an abundance of beautiful fall foliage, the Shores & Islands are the perfect place to view the vibrant colors of the season.
Our favorite spot is East Harbor State Park because it offers expansive views of Lake Erie, as well as a variety of easy hiking trails ideal for a little peace and quiet time together, as well as gorgeous leaves, flowers and trees.
East Harbor State Park also features a marsh and wetlands where we catch glimpses of butterflies, frogs, toads, snakes, turtles, ducks, geese, herons, egrets and songbirds–it’s a popular migratory stop for thousands of songbirds this time of year.
After spending the day hiking, our favorite area Bed & Breakfast is Our Sunset Place–the perfect spot to relax and reconnect. Located on Catawba Island, we believe Our Sunset Place is one of the most beautifully located B&Bs in Ohio. Positioned perfectly for a gorgeous Lake Erie sunset nearly every evening, it offers unforgettable views, gorgeous accommodations, personable and friendly owners, and delicious breakfasts.
My husband and I look forward to a trip to the Lake Erie Shores & Islands each fall to recharge as a couple and this fall is no exception. The weather conditions have aligned perfectly to ensure beautiful color at the lake and throughout the state.