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Bellevue Area Tourism & Visitors Bureau

Bellevue Area Tourism & Visitors Bureau

110 Cherry Blvd.
Bellevue, OH 44811
Neighbors

Located just 20 minutes from Lake Erie, you will find the residents of Bellevue waiting to welcome you to the Lake Erie vacationland. Nestled in the corner of four counties-Erie, Huron, Sandusky, and Seneca-Bellevue sports numerous attractions, along with services for vacationing travelers. Come to the Bellevue area and discover and enjoy a wide variety of attractions and activities such as "The Earth Crack," the largest indoor playground in the Midwest, a variety of restaurants, gift shops, museums, and a theatre facility. For more information, visit bellevuetourism.org. Take a break from the lake™ and visit Bellevue!

Buckeye Broadband

Buckeye Broadband

409 E. Market St.
Sandusky, OH 44870
Central Shores

Watch "CoastHunters" on Buckeye Broadband eight times a day on channel 20 for an in-depth look at exciting things to do while vacationing along the lake, or visit coasthunters.com.

Destination Cleveland

Destination Cleveland

334 Euclid Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44113
Neighbors

Get insider tips and info from self-described "Cleveland-gelicals" who maintain an unorthodox love affair with the city. Destination Cleveland offers customized itinerary planning, maps, tour information, reservation assistance, and friendly advice at no charge.

Destination Seneca County

Destination Seneca County

19 W. Market St., Ste. C
Tiffin, OH 44883
Neighbors

Centrally located in the heart of northwest Ohio, Seneca County offers shopping, attractions, and good food, all with hometown charm. For museum lovers, check out any number of the historical locations, ranging from the American Civil War Museum of Ohio to the Tiffin Glass Museum. Train enthusiasts can visit Fostoria's Rail Park for history and train watching, or go underground with Seneca Caverns in Bellevue. Visit Tiffin's downtown for a number of local shops or visit a local park. Be sure to make a reservation at one of the local hotels. With plenty to see and do, you're gonna love it here.

Erie County Economic Development  Corp.

Erie County Economic Development Corp.

247 Columbus Ave., Ste. 126
Sandusky, OH 44870
Central Shores

The Erie County Economic Development Corporation (ECEDC) is a 501(c) 3 organization working to promote the economic vitality of the Lake Erie Shores and Islands region. Partners include local governments, educational and workforce resources, and other civic nonprofits such as chambers of commerce and main street organizations.

Erie County Ohio

Erie County Ohio

2900 Columbus Ave.
Sandusky, OH 44870
Central Shores

Fremont/Sandusky County Convention & Visitors Bureau

Fremont/Sandusky County Convention & Visitors Bureau

712 North St. , Ste. 102
Fremont , OH 43420
Neighbors

Sandusky County is conveniently located just off the Ohio Turnpike's Exit 91 and is close to many of Ohio's "Hot Spots" including Port Clinton (15 min.), Marblehead (20 min.), the Put-in-Bay and Kelleys Island Ferries (20 min.), and Cedar Point Amusement Park (35 min.). Stay in Sandusky County and save big on your hotel lodging.

Fremont, located in Sandusky County, is the home to our nation's 19th President, Rutherford B. Hayes. The Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library and Museums consists of a 25-acre estate with walking paths through majestic hardwoods and offers daily tours of the Hayes family home and historical museum.

Another Sandusky County favorite is the Historic Jail and Dungeon tours with three events to choose from: a 45-minute, guided tour; a Jailhouse Rock Dinner Theater, which includes a tour and a catered meal served in a cell block while listening to an acoustic guitarist playing jailhouse-style music; or for the three seeker, the Dungeon Descent ghost-hunting adventure.

Other attractions include, Mad River Railroad Museum, North Coast Veterans Museum, Public Safety Service 9/11 Memorial, Chateau Tebeau Winery, North Coast Bike Trail, Clyde Heritage Museum, and more. Whatever you're into, Sandusky County has something for everyone.

Genoa Chamber of Commerce

Genoa Chamber of Commerce

102 E. 6th St.
Genoa, OH 43430
West Shores

Historic architecture styles, one-of-a-kind shops, local artisans and the charm of small-town America await the visitor to this rural village. Enjoy the grotto, park and several historic landmarks including the restored Opera House.

Kelleys Island Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau

Kelleys Island Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau

240 E. Lakeshore Dr.
Kelleys Island, OH 43438
North Shores & Islands

Kelleys Island Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau is the source for everything you need to know about Kelleys Island! Weather you are looking for information on the island's award-winning restaurants, the wide variety of lodgings, or fun events and things to do while you are here, the Kelleys Island Chamber has the answers to your questions. The office is open seasonally from May-Sept, while phone messages and emails are answered year-round.

Lake Erie Restaurant & Entertainment Guide

Lake Erie Restaurant & Entertainment Guide

92 N. Erie Beach Rd.
Marblehead, OH 43440
North Shores & Islands

The Lake Erie Restaurant and Entertainment Guide is a great source to help visitors plan a trip to Lake Erie and/or the islands. The guide has information, phone numbers, and websites for restaurants, attractions, entertainment, shopping, transportation, fishing, and lodging.

Lake Erie Shores & Islands Shore Savings Card

Lake Erie Shores & Islands Shore Savings Card

Welcome Center-East, 4424 Milan Rd., Ste. A, Sandusky, OH, Welcome Center-West, 770 S.E. Catawba Rd., Port Clinton, OH

There’s no shortage of incredible things to see and do at the nearby Lake Erie Shores and Islands! Whether you are planning a long vacation, a weekend getaway, or just exploring for the day, the Lake Erie Shores and Islands Shore Savings Card was designed with you in mind. From local attractions to shops, restaurants, and hotels, the savings card puts dollars back in your pocket. Plus, it can be used year-round at many amusements, museums, and stores. You'll be delighted with the deals you can get with the Lake Erie Shores and Islands Shore Savings Card - and those savings change periodically throughout the year so check back often.

Lake Erie Shores & Islands Travel Guide

Lake Erie Shores & Islands Travel Guide

Welcome Center-East, 4424 Milan Rd., Ste. A, Sandusky, OH, Welcome Center-West, 770 S.E. Catawba Rd., Port Clinton, OH

Use the Lake Erie Shores and Islands Travel Guide to plan a vacation, weekend getaway, or mini-break to Sandusky, Cedar Point, Port Clinton, Put-in-Bay, and Kelleys Island. It includes travel tips, a map, a discount savings card, and a Cedar Point coupon. You can either download the PDF version of the travel guide or receive a printed version of the Lake Erie Shores and Islands Travel Guide at your home!

Lake Erie Shores & Islands Welcome Center-East

Lake Erie Shores & Islands Welcome Center-East

4424 Milan Rd., Ste. A (US 250)
Sandusky, OH 44870
Central Shores

While in the greater Sandusky area, stop by the welcome center, conveniently located on US 250, just one mile north of SR 2 and 6.5 miles north of the Ohio Turnpike (I-80/90). Find friendly travel counselors waiting to assist you with helpful hints and travel tips. Discover the area’s history and heritage plus learn about special events and attractions you won’t want to miss. Pick up brochures, maps, directions, discount coupons, and a laminated copy of our Shore Savings Card. Plus, enjoy our expansive lobby with complimentary coffee and interactive displays and video. Public restrooms available. Open year-round.

Lake Erie Shores & Islands Welcome Center-West

Lake Erie Shores & Islands Welcome Center-West

770 S.E. Catawba Rd. (SR 53)
Port Clinton, OH 43452
North Shores & Islands

For assistance in planning your stay in the Lake Erie islands region, visit the welcome center located on SR 53 just north of SR 2. Discount tickets for ferry boats and attractions, maps, brochures, lodging locator service, restrooms, and RV and boat parking are available. Plus, check out the kids play area and the interactive displays and exhibits depicting many of the region’s sights. Open year-round.

Lake Front Publications

Lake Front Publications

P.O. Box K
Port Clinton, OH 43452
North Shores & Islands

Read Lake Front News throughout the summer for weekly travel information, including maps, events, and feature stories. Lake Front News is available at hundreds of businesses serving area visitors. Visit the website for maps, coupons, lodging information, and a current calendar of events. The Leisure Living Magazine for baby boomers carries information for gracious living and is direct-mailed to readers.

Lakeside Chautauqua

Lakeside Chautauqua

236 Walnut Ave.
Lakeside, OH 43440
North Shores & Islands

For more than 140 years, Lakeside Chautauqua has welcomed families to the Lake Erie shore to take part in a summer Chautauqua experience dedicated to nurturing mind, body, and spirit. It is an historic community that offers spiritual opportunities, educational lectures, cultural arts performances, and recreational activities during Memorial Day weekend and its 11-week summer programming season. Quaint shopping, unique restaurants, and a variety of accommodations complete the experience. Lakeside Chautauqua is a unique experience for each person. You are invited to experience the Chautauqua community in your own way--reconnect with family, grow spiritually, expand intellectually, unleash your creativity, or challenge yourself physically. Lakeside is also a year-round destination that providing rest and renewal experiences for groups of all ages and sizes. Many couples, families, and retreats take the opportunity to reconnect during the peaceful months of fall, winter, and spring. A variety of accommodations are offered year-round. Visit the website for more information regarding 2017 Chautauqua Pass admission fees.

Main Street Vermilion, Inc.

Main Street Vermilion, Inc.

685 Main St. (SR 60)
Vermilion, OH 44089
East Shores

Visit Vermilion and experience this charming small town atmosphere with its beaches, shopping, restaurants, music, sights, boating, parks, and more. It's a great place to relax and a fun place to keep busy!  Stop by the Main Street office for information about what to do and where to go in this vibrant community. The Main Street office is home to the Vermilion Arts Guild Gallery featuring a wonderful collection of art including paintings, prints, photography, jewelry, pottery, textiles, and more all from local artists. In the summer, enjoy the Vermilion Farmers Market, a lively Saturday event featuring fresh, local produce, baked goods, and much more. Main Street has many more events and programs such as a summer chalk festival, a triathlon, and winter's Ice-A-Fair to delight visitors and residents alike. Be sure to visit the website! Office open year-round, Mon-Fri 9 am-4 pm. Arts Guild Gallery open Apr-Dec, Sat-Sun 12-4 pm.

Marblehead Peninsula Chamber of Commerce

Marblehead Peninsula Chamber of Commerce

5681 E. Harbor Rd. (SR 163)
Marblehead, OH 43440
North Shores & Islands

Marblehead Peninsula Chamber of Commerce is a local association of business people organized to promote the welfare of the community. Year-round.

Milan Chamber of Commerce

Milan Chamber of Commerce

4 Main St.
Milan, OH 44846
East Shores

Visit Milan, a National Trust for Historic Preservation Distinctive Destination. Spend the day enjoying the many unique shops and restaurants on the historic village square. See the past preserved at the Milan Museum and visit the origin of innovation at Edison Birthplace. No vacation to the Shores and Islands would be complete without a trip to Milan.

Milan Township

Milan Township

1518 SR 113 E
Milan, OH 44846
East Shores

Milan Township is an unincorporated township offering a wide range of services to the 3686 residents. It is governed by three elected trustees responsible for basic governance and an elected fiscal officer who functions as the financial manager. Office open Wed-Fri 10 am-12 pm. Trustees' meetings are the 1st and 3rd Wed of each month at 7 pm at the Milan Township Hall on the Village Square.

North Coast Parent News

North Coast Parent News

205 S.E. Catawba Rd., Ste. G
Port Clinton, OH 43452
North Shores & Islands

North Coast Parent News covers five counties: Erie, Huron, Ottawa, Sandusky, and Seneca. The target audience is parents with newborns, toddlers, tweens, and teens. This monthly publication provides families with pertinent information on issues such as health care, educational needs, family resources, and more in each enjoyable issue!

ODOT - Ohio Department of Transportation

ODOT - Ohio Department of Transportation



Your source for real time traffic updates. For up-to-the-minute details on current traffic speeds, cameras, incidents, road construction, and weather-related conditions affecting travel visit ohgo.com from your desktop, tablet, or mobile device.

Ottawa County Improvement Corp.

Ottawa County Improvement Corp.

8043 W. SR 163 , Ste. 100
Oak Harbor, OH 43449
West Shores

Ottawa County Ohio

Ottawa County Ohio

315 Madison St.
Port Clinton, OH 43452
North Shores & Islands

Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge Association

Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge Association

14000 W. SR 2
Oak Harbor, OH 43449
West Shores

The Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge Association is a membership organization that promotes and supports the Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge. Members enjoy a discount at the Visitor Center Bookstore, the Ottawa Trumpeter Quarterly e-Newsletter, Members Only activity advancement notices, volunteer opportunities, and friends that care. The association is dedicated to acquiring new land for habitat, enhancing the refuge for visitors, promoting the Fish & Wildlife Service work and advocating for the refuge. Help conserve, protect, and enhance the refuge.

Port Clinton Area Bed & Breakfast Association

Port Clinton Area Bed & Breakfast Association

c/o Victorian Inn Bed & Breakfast, 5622 E. Harbor Rd.
Marblehead, OH 43440
North Shores & Islands

The Port Clinton Area Bed and Breakfast Association website will guide you through six of the finest Bed & Breakfasts on Lake Erie. Choose a Bed and Breakfast in Port Clinton, Catawba Island, Marblehead, or Sandusky and enjoy being in the center of all the attractions and events in the area all year-round. You will experience first-rate accommodations and service that will get you to return every year. "Come as a Guest and Leave as a Friend."

Port Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce

Port Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce

110 Madison St.
Port Clinton, OH 43452
North Shores & Islands

The Port Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce is your information headquarters for the greater Port Clinton community. Stop in the office to browse an extensive variety of brochures from Chamber members, read local newspapers, pick up money-saving coupons, purchase Port Clinton souvenirs, and learn about events taking place during your visit to the community. The Chamber is located in downtown historic Port Clinton on Madison St. Open Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm.

Put-in-Bay Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau

Put-in-Bay Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau

148 Delaware Ave.
Put-in-Bay, OH 43456
North Shores & Islands

The Put-in-Bay Chamber of Commerce and Visitor's Bureau website is the most up-to-date source for information about Put-in-Bay and all there is to offer, including details about Founder's Day, Put-in-Bay Music Festival, Pyrate Fest, Art in the Park, Perry's Victory Heritage Weekend, the Island Wine Festival, and Oktoberfest. Visit in-person at the Depot, on the corner of Delaware and Toledo aves., where the downtown bus and Island Tour Train are located.

Putinbay.com

Putinbay.com

439 Delaware Ave.
Put-in-Bay, OH 43456
North Shores & Islands

Putinbay.com is a comprehensive website providing information on lodging, attractions, transportation, golf cart rentals, and more. Open year-round, daily.

Sandusky Main Street Association

Sandusky Main Street Association

300 E. Water St., Ste. 1-A
Sandusky, OH 44870
Central Shores

Sandusky Main Street Association is a local, not-for-profit organization dedicated to encouraging and assisting people and organizations to protect and preserve local heritage through historic preservation and downtown revitalization. Visit historic downtown Sandusky, known for beautiful parks, great local dining, and unique places to shop.

The Little Healing Room

The Little Healing Room

at Caddy Shack Square, 123 Division St.
Kelleys Island, OH 43438
North Shores & Islands

Escape the chaos, de-stress with couples acupuncture, or recuperate your achy back with a therapeutic massage or any other service. The quaint facility is a welcomed time-out from the constant stresses of life. Improve your physical and emotional well-being and indulge in one of many services at The Little Healing Room. Open May 1-Sept 30; reservations recommended. Visit facebook.com/TheLittleHealingRoom for more information.

Weddings in Cleveland

Weddings in Cleveland



Planning a wedding? Why not plan a romantic destination wedding on Lake Erie! Weddings in Cleveland premier bridal magazine and website is your best resource to plan the perfect wedding in Northern Ohio. Find local wedding professionals and valuable information that can minimize the stress of wedding planning with articles covering every detail from selecting the gown you'll wear to deciding what food to serve. Featuring a special section dedicated to the Lake Erie Shores and Islands area. Throughout the pages of the magazine, you'll find tons of photos from real weddings in the Northern Ohio area, shot by local photographers. You're sure to get plenty of ideas for all the details of your wedding as well as budget-planning tips and a timeline to keep you organized. You can order a copy of Weddings in Cleveland through the website or view the magazine online and find everything you need to plan the wedding of your dreams!