"Scenic coasts...nautical villages...spectacular sunsets…island adventures... history and heritage... attractive accommodations…eclectic cuisine... dazzling nightlife… natural caves and marvelous caverns… monuments and lighthouses… fishing and boating… bountiful birding… hiking and biking... a hundred miles of shoreline… and endless activities for everyone.
A rewarding vacation awaits with just one question....."What should we do first?"
With a vast shoreline and central location, the Lake Erie Islands Region boasts a vacation experience unequaled on Ohio’s North Coast. Each of our quaint towns offers a unique adventure, whether on shore, on an island, or inland where the countryside is picture perfect. Here you will find something for everyone.
Our deep-rooted history dates to before the Civil War. We are known as one of the hottest bird watching areas in the Midwest. The Chautauqua village of Lakeside is world renown. Apple and peach orchards flourish next to friendly farm markets. Antiquing is in abundance. Sailing, boating and jet skiing are favorite pastimes.
Exceptional attractions abound for kids of all ages. Parks offer beaches, picnicking and wildlife viewing. Walleye, perch and small mouth bass fishing yields trophy-sized catches. Dining choices are simply endless and incredibly delicious. Nightlife features jazz, rock, oldies and everything in between.
Lodging establishments are plentiful…bed & breakfasts, inns, motels, hotels, campgrounds, RV parks, cabins, condos, cottages or private homes. Ferries to the islands are waiting for you on the horizon. Shopping opportunities are never-ending. Artists, crafters, sculptors, jewelers, musicians, potters and authors are around every corner.
And if you’re looking for one more reason….come for our friendly people. We guarantee you’ll feel right at home…and don’t forget… we’re open year-round!" - Ottawa County Visitors Bureau