Why gather at Ohio’s Lake Erie Shores & Islands? Convenient location, variety of accommodations and venues, our exemplary customer service, and the overall value and memories your group will remember for years to come. If you need more convincing, explore the tabs below.

Location, Location, Location

It’s the mantra of all meeting destinations. However, Ohio’s Lake Erie Shores & Islands is centrally located within a 5 hour drive of several major metropolitan areas. We’re easy to get to – close to airports, train stations, and main travel highways.

Plenty of places to stay.

With over 8,000 rooms in the Lake Erie Shores & Islands your group will have no trouble finding the hotel, resort, cottage, or campground to fit your needs.

Service with a smile.

The friendly group sales staff at Lake Erie Shores & Islands will make sure all your needs are covered and are armed to assist with all types of services. From the initial hello to final goodbye, staff will be with you along the way.

The options are endless.

Where else can you have an intensive board retreat in the morning and be whisked off to an island adventure in the afternoon? Or maybe you’re planning a family reunion for all generations? There are historical attractions, amusements, waterparks, and outdoor leisure options for all ages.

One-of-a-kind venues.

Gather in the shadows of a national monument. Take a casual cruise on the lake. Talk shop on an award-winning golf course. Teleconference with your overseas colleagues in a university classroom. Rejuvenate at a day spa. Yep, Lake Erie Shores & Islands has got you covered.

Get that team spirit!

Team-building activities are abundant. Try gourmet cooking classes, kayaking, chocolate-making, zip-lining, professional problem-solving exercises, and more.

We’ll pay you to meet here.

Okay, not actually, but we do have conference service grants available which make transportation and event marketing a breeze. Our group sales team will work with you to qualify for one of three grants offered by Ohio’s Lake Erie Shores & Islands.

You can’t beat the view.

Lake Erie is known for its amazing sunsets and natural beauty. From national wildlife preserves, public parks, and pristine beaches, you’ll be surrounded by miles of scenic splendor.

Seamless planning of multiple activities.

The group sales team at Lake Erie Shores & Islands works closely with a number of local attractions, dining, and hotel partners to make sure your planning is easy and your entire group experience runs smoothly.

Good eats.

Lake Erie Shores & Islands is a foodie’s paradise. Conference F&B options are a step above and off-site dining options include everything from a national chef’s retreat to international cuisine and local delicacies. A winery trail, multiple micro-breweries, and eclectic bars accompany the yummy selections.

Bang for your buck.

Group gatherings in Ohio’s Lake Erie Shores & Islands are a great value. Group discounts, complimentary parking, conference services, and more ensure your experience won’t put a strain on your wallet.

Green initiatives

Sustainable practices

Being GREEN is easy in the Shores & Islands! Many of the area’s attractions, lodging, and meeting spaces are doing their part to conserve resources and implement sustainable practices throughout their facilities. See below for links to see some of the local efforts to be environmentally-friendly.

Kakahari Resorts Green Initiatives
Great Wolf Lodge - Project Green Wolf

New & Noteworthy

So much to Love!

Ohio’s Lake Erie Shores & Islands offers so much to love; we just can’t stop singing about it. Either can up-and-coming Nashville country artist Walker Hayes. Hayes has visited the region several times to film pieces for the popular “Lake Erie Love” advertising campaign. Since 2010 Walker Hayes has had two hit singles on the US Country Top 100 charts. The “Lake Erie Love” single is available for download on iTunes and the video can be viewed at SHORESandISLANDS.com.

LESI New & Noteworthy in 2016