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Vacation in Lake Erie Shores & Islands - Ohio


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Area Overview

There’s so much to love in Ohio’s Lake Erie Shores & Islands! Whether you prefer a getaway that includes lazy days at the beach, fishing with friends, and bicycling around an island, or one filled with exciting thrills like roller coasters, waterslides, and parasailing, the Lake Erie Shores & Islands is the ideal destination. It offers a coastal retreat with abundant recreational options to satisfy any number of interests. Visit soon and find your Lake Erie Love!

Things to Do

Recreation & Fitness













Pack your binoculars and experience one of the most spectacular songbird migrations in the country. The region includes more than 15 areas designated by Audubon as “Important Bird Areas.” Angler’s relish the lake because there are many ways to fish the “Walleye Capital of the World.” Choose a private charter that includes all the necessities, or a walk-on charter. There are also dozens of options for those who prefer fishing from shore.

Summer is the time to enjoy Cedar Point’s thrilling rides and beach-front family resort. Known as the “roller coaster capital of the world”, Cedar Point is full of excitement. Sandusky is also home to five indoor waterpark resorts including the country’s largest, Kalahari Resort. These under-one-roof resorts feature family activities, fine dining, unique shopping, and spas ensuring a good time no matter the weather.

The Lake Erie islands provide a relaxing change of pace. On Kelleys Island, rent bicycles or golf carts and cruise to the world’s largest example of glacial scoring, then wade in the shallow waters of the state park beach. On South Bass Island, take the Put-in-Bay tour train for a narrated tour with stops at many island attractions, including the Perry’s Victory & International Peace Memorial, standing 352 feet tall.

The Lake Erie Shores & Islands wine trail includes more than a dozen wineries offering a variety of vintages and settings, from historic cellars to bucolic country estates and modern tasting rooms. The nurturing climate of the lakeshore moderates extreme temperatures and makes for excellent growing conditions.

Cultural Activities





At Ohio’s Lake Erie Shores & Islands we are thankful for our varied artistic and cultural opportunities. Discover your love for the arts when you visit.

Take in a show! Many live theater and performance options are offered, from a first-class symphony orchestra to community theater and everything in-between.

At Ohio’s Lake Erie Shores & Islands, visual arts engage and inspire. Take in a museum or art gallery, or try your hand at a number of creative outlets and participate in an educational and creative opportunity.

Get details on all performances, exhibits, classes, and events at SHORESandISLANDS.com and discover your love for the arts.

Attractions






Pack your binoculars and experience one of the most spectacular songbird migrations in the country. The region includes more than 15 areas designated by Audubon as “Important Bird Areas.” Angler’s relish the lake because there are many ways to fish the “Walleye Capital of the World.” Choose a private charter that includes all the necessities, or a walk-on charter. There are also dozens of options for those who prefer fishing from shore.

Summer is the time to enjoy Cedar Point’s thrilling rides and beach-front family resort. Known as the “roller coaster capital of the world”, Cedar Point is full of excitement. Sandusky is also home to five indoor waterpark resorts including the country’s largest, Kalahari Resort. These under-one-roof resorts feature family activities, fine dining, unique shopping, and spas ensuring a good time no matter the weather.

The Lake Erie islands provide a relaxing change of pace. On Kelley's Island, rent bicycles or golf carts and cruise to the world’s largest example of glacial scoring, then wade in the shallow waters of the state park beach. On South Bass Island, take the Put-in-Bay tour train for a narrated tour with stops at many island attractions, including the Perry’s Victory & International Peace Memorial, standing 352 feet tall.

The Lake Erie Shores & Islands wine trail includes more than a dozen wineries offering a variety of vintages and settings, from historic cellars to bucolic country estates and modern tasting rooms. The nurturing climate of the lakeshore moderates extreme temperatures and makes for excellent growing conditions.

Transportation



The Sandusky-Perkins Area Ride Connection (SPARC) is a point deviation route traveling throughout the city and to places of business along US 250 in Sandusky. There are also ferries that run to Kelleys Island, Middle Bass Island, and South Bass Island.

Climate

Monthly Temperatures / Rainfall


 Month  Low  Avg  High  Rain
 January  19.5  26.1  32.6  1.9 "
 February  21.9  28.8  35.7  1.7 "
 March  29.5  37.1  44.7  2.5 "
 April  39.7  48.5  57.4  3.2 "
 May  51.1  59.7  68.4  3.4 "
 June  61.0  69.5  78.1  3.8 "
 July  65.2  73.8  82.5  3.4 "
 August  63.7  72.1  80.5  3.3 "
 September  56.5  65.2  74.0  3.2 "
 October  45.2  53.7  62.3  2.5 "
 November  35.7  42.7  49.6  2.9 "
 December  25.2  31.0  36.8  2.5 "

Best Time To Go:

Summer and fall.

Spring temperatures are cold with averages in the upper 40's and highs in the mid 50's. Nights are cold with lows in the low 40's. Summer temperatures are mild with averages in the low 70's and highs in the low 80's. Nights are cool with lows in the low 60's. Fall temperatures are cool with averages in the low 50's and highs in the low 60's. Nights are cold with lows in the mid 40's. Winter temperatures are cold with averages in the upper 20's and highs in the mid 30's. Nights are cold with lows in the low 20's.

Accommodations


A variety of lodging options, from campgrounds and bed & breakfasts to condos and full-service resorts, are available throughout the region, with discount packages available. For more information on all there is to do in Ohio’s Lake Erie Shores & Islands region, visit SHORESandISLANDS.com or call 800.255.3743 and request a travel guide.

Costs

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