Shores & Islands
Shores & Islands Ohio
Along Ohio's Lake Erie coast, a pair of islands beckons and surprises with island breezes and a carefree feeling. This Northwest Ohio area features miles of shoreline, perfect for spending a day at the beach or boating on the lake.
Must See: Kick off your trip with a day of thrills at Cedar Point. Ride a wave at Kalahari. Unwind, reflect, and play shuffleboard at Lakeside Chautauqua. Visit the 200-year-old Marblehead Lighthouse. Cart around Kelleys Island and see the world’s largest, most accessible glacial grooves. Go to Put-in-Bay and commemorate the War of 1812 Battle of Lake Erie with a visit to Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial. Hop over to Middle Bass Island to visit 150+ year old wine cellars at Historic Lonz Winery. Go birding on North Bass Island at Fox's Marsh and Honey Point Wildlife Areas.
Must Eat: Grab a slice at Jim's Pizza Box, which is nationally recognized and has locations in Milan, Huron, and Vermilion. Head to Lakeside Chautauqua and stop by the Patio Restaurant (make sure to try their donuts!). Order a pint and a bite at Twin Oast Brewery in Port Clinton. Satisfy your sweet tooth at Ohio's oldest dairy, Toft Dairy in Sandusky. Visit Heineman's Winery - the oldest family-run winery in the state where you can sip a glass and tour the crystal cave which is home to one of the world’s largest geodes!
Where to Stay: Tap into true island vibes with a stay at Bodee's Bungalow in Put-In-Bay. Find family-fun at the relaxing and historic Hotel Lakeside.
Read Lost in Laurel Land's A Charming Kelleys Island Getaway and find the best ways to splash and play along the shores of Ohio's Great Lake.
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