Wednesday, June 14, 2017

What’s New in Ohio’s Lake Erie Shores & Islands

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LAKE ERIE SHORES & ISLANDS, OHIO --- The summer season is in full-swing in Ohio’s Lake Erie Shores & Islands! Now is the perfect time to plan your summer stay-cation. Start your to-do list with some of the newest Shores & Islands attractions. These are some of the things you won’t want to miss in 2017:

Hot Ways to Stay Cool
Cedar Point Shores – Cedar Point introduces the all-new Cedar Point Shores water park featuring four new water attractions and upgraded amenities on 18-acres of lakeside fun. Kalahari Resorts & Conventions Outdoor Waterpark – The popular water park resort just added a new five slide tower to its existing outdoor waterpark attractions.
Lakeside Pool & Wellness Center – Lakeside Chautauqua is opening the all-new Grindley Aquatic & Wellness Campus with a lap pool, zero-depth entry pool, a two-flume waterslide, and children’s play area. Admission is included with a Daily Chautauqua Pass; kids 12 and under are free!
Paddle Lake Erie – Kayaking, canoeing, and stand-up paddle boarding, have grown in popularity among local water recreation activities. Check out Portage River Paddling Co. in Port Clinton, Put-in-Bay Watercraft Rentals or Bay Paddleboarding in Put-in-Bay, NALU Standup Paddle & Surf in Marblehead, and West River Paddle Sports in Vermilion.

Go Play Outside
The Children’s Forest at Osborn MetroPark – Erie Metroparks’ newest natural playground is ready for play with a natural embankment slide, cabin, fort, teepee, as well as a log teeter-totter and games such as I-Spy and Tic-Tac-Toe!
Sports Force Parks at Cedar Point Sports Center – This state-of-the-art facility is already welcoming sports teams and their families to the area with multiple fields for soccer, baseball, and lacrosse. Additional park amenities for families include mini golf, a ropes course, trampoline structures, playground, food concessions, and a merchandise shop. The public is welcome; get out and enjoy watching first-class sports competition!

Festive Fun
Ohio Chautauqua – The Ohio Chautauqua, a major living-history festival, comes to Milan June 27-July 1. Building on 19th-century tradition, Ohio Chautauqua is a five-day community event that combines living history performances, music, education, and audience participation into a one-of-a-kind cultural event.
Middle Bass Island Music Festival – Another island, another music festival! This free live-music event on July 15 features the beautiful setting of the newly-renovated patio at the historic Lonz Winery. Bands including The Island Band, Rock N Roll Stew, North Coast Goats, and 100 Mile Haul will play from 12-7 pm. Food and drink concessions will be available as well.

New Points of View
Sandusky Segwave – Guided Segway tours are now in historic downtown Sandusky! Spend two hours exploring the beautiful paths and byways that bring Sandusky’s past to life.
Erie County Walking Tours Online – The Erie County Historical Society recently launched, which features walking tours of Sandusky that can be accessed on a mobile phone.
Bike Share in Sandusky – Vogontz Bike Share has become a part of the Sandusky community. Bright orange bikes are available to rent and are in several spots around town. Users can download an app to grab a ride.
Put-in-Bay Rolling Pub – Put-in-Bay’s only pedal-powered party on wheels! Put-in-Bay Rolling Pub offers a wide-variety of themed tours that showcase bars/pubs, restaurants, parks, events, museums, historic landmarks and the many other amenities Put-in-Bay has to offer.
Hot Air Balloon Rides – Sawmill Creek Resort offers a birds-eye-view of the Shores & Islands with Ventures Aloft Hot Air Balloon Rides. Tours are 45 minutes to one hour in length and are available morning or evening.

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