Amishland Cheese & Meats
3104-F Milan Rd., (US 250), Sandusky
Enjoy a taste of Amishland with cheeses, bulk candies, snacks and fresh baked goods — as well as hundreds of other food items from Ohio’s Amish country. Enjoy plenty of free samples. ADA accessible. May–Sept, 10 am–8 pm; Oct–Apr, 10 am–6 pm.
212 Jefferson St., Tiffin
Take a breath, relax and enjoy tranquil rooms overflowing with medals, rosaries, throws, Willow Tree angels and books. Whether religious or traditional, you’re sure to find that special treasure. ADA accessible. Open Tues–Fri 11 am–5 pm, Sat 11 am–2 pm.
Bassett’s Do-It Best
3994 E. Harbor Rd., Port Clinton
A one-stop convenience hardware store with propane refills, key cutting, screen and window repair, Benjamin Moore paints, complete plumbing and electrical departments, full line of stainless steel nuts and bolts and a complete line of Weber grills and accessories. ADA accessible.
3994 E. Harbor Rd., Port Clinton
Serving area residents and visitors since 1898, this store features a state liquor agency, large wine display, an in-store bakery with fresh doughnuts and bread daily, fresh sushi, a deli and fresh homemade salads, soups and sandwiches. Barry’s Bagels are available Fri–Sun. ADA accessible. May–Sept, Sun–Thurs 6 am–11 pm, Fri–Sat 6 am–1 am; Oct–Apr Sun–Thurs 7 am–10 pm, Fri–Sat 7 am–11 pm.
Bear Paw Sweets and Eats™
in Great Wolf Lodge
4600 Milan Rd. (US 250), Sandusky
With more than 15 kinds of freshly made fudge, eight flavors of ice cream and tasty pastries, one can easily find something to satisfy a sweet tooth. Gourmet coffees and other beverages are also available.
The Berlin Fruit Box Company/Samuel Patterson® Baskets
51 Mechanic St. (off SR 61), Berlin Heights
419.588.2081, 888.905.1858, SamuelPattersonBaskets.com
Celebrating their 152nd anniversary! This sixth generation family-run company makes baskets for the home from maple, cherry, walnut and Ohio buckeye woods, as well as farm baskets. Each basket is completely produced on-site. ADA accessible. Mon–Fri 8 am–5 pm; tours 9 am–3 pm. Gift shop also open Sat 9 am–1 pm Memorial Day–Labor Day.
116 E. Market St., Tiffin
419.447.8695, 800.660.5851, burnselectric.com
This shop features hundreds of lighting fixtures, from simple to extravagant, to fit every décor and budget. Showroom kitchens feature state-of-the-art appliances and quality cabinetry, new tile and laminate flooring selections and fabulous samples of granite, quartz, Corian and laminate countertops.
The Carriage House & Kimberly’s Carousel
160 Delaware Ave., Put-in-Bay
Located in the heart of downtown Put-in-Bay, the Carriage House is the largest gift shop on the island. Find that special gift for your mother-in-law, pet-loving friend or something for yourself. The selection of souvenirs and gift items cannot be matched. Also purchase ride tickets for Kimberly’s Carousel here.
Castaway Bay Shops
2001 Cleveland Rd. (US 6), Sandusky
Castaway Bay’s shops have something for everyone. Pearl’s Swimwear features the latest brand-name pool gear. You’ll find sundries and notions, along with Castaway Bay souvenirs at Nick Knacks.
Christi’s Just for Ewe
9523 E. Harbor Rd. (SR 163), Marblehead
Sample your way through the shops; try on wonderful jewelry, apparel and shoes; taste gourmet goodies, including homemade fudge, soups, teas and coffees and try your hand at knitting, crocheting, spinning or weaving in the beautiful yarn shop. Open year-round; call for hours.
The Country House
246 Delaware Ave., Put-in-Bay
Located in the center of town, the Country House is a historic landmark and gift shop. Offering nautical themed housewares, pictures and small home accessories. A large selection of Put-in-Bay souvenirs and treasures is also available. Mid-Apr–mid-Oct daily 9 am–8 pm; weekends only the last two weeks of Oct.
5500 Milan Rd. (US 250), Sandusky
Creative Teaching is one of the largest independent educational dealers in Ohio, carrying a complete line of educational products from nearly 400 publishers and manufacturers.
590 Main St., Vermilion
A cozy coffee, tea and gift shop featuring a unique selection of home accents and distinctive gifts. A Vera Bradley Silver Store featuring beach glass jewelry and Switchflops. Open daily 8:30 am–5 pm.
at Harbor Village
185 Toledo Ave., Put-in-Bay
At Del Sol, everything changes color in sunlight! Amazing color-changing products include t-shirts, tank tops, hats, visors, shorts, nail polish, jewelry, polarized sunglasses, watches, toys and more. Not just a store, but also a hands-on activity for the entire family.
Desdemona’s Fine Art & Other Cool Stuff
4012 E. Harbor Rd., Port Clinton
Featuring nautical home décor and exquisite art specific to Lake Erie’s islands, this store is also the on-site studio of artist Laura A. Brown. Discover mermaids, buoys, model ships, clocks, jewelry and more in this very cool shop. ADA accessible. Open daily Mar–Dec; limited hours Jan–Feb.
3319 Milan Rd. (US 250), Sandusky
Visit the year-round Halloween store for scary good deals on unique souvenirs, novelties and themed items. Now you don’t have to wait until Halloween.
Great Wolf Lodge Shops
4600 Milan Rd. (US 250), Sandusky
Buckhorn Exchange™ features custom apparel, toys, unique jewelry, seasonal home decor and much more. Bear Essentials™ offers various swim attire, water shoes and other swimming essentials, as well as airbrush tattoos. At Great Wolf Stuffing Station, you can create your own plush souvenir with a birth certificate and carrying case included.
4062 E. Harbor Rd., Port Clinton
GSE Jewelers is a full-line jewelry store, offering expert jewelry repairs, appraisals and custom design services. Buy and sell coins, bullion and estate jewelry. Designers of the “Northcoast Bracelet,” “New” Northcoast Story beads and destination bangle bracelets for Port Clinton, Marblehead, Put-in-Bay and Kelleys Island. ADA accessible. Open daily 10 am–5 pm. Seasonal holiday hours.
Hidden Creek Pottery
41 E. Front St., Milan
Offering unique fine art including wheel-thrown pottery, paintings, glass and jewelry designed and produced by artists living in Erie and Huron counties. Located on the square.
108 W. Lakeshore Dr., Kelleys Island
Experience the newest addition to Kelleys Island in 2010 — featuring flowers, island wear, jewelry and a fine gift selection from all over the world. The shop also features work by local artisans. ADA accessible. Apr–Oct, Mon–Sat 1–7 pm, Sun 12–5 pm. Additional hours on some weekends.
The Lobster Trap
Located at the Boardwalk, Put-in-Bay
This shop specializes in nautical and East Coast style gifts, t-shirts and fun, casual clothing. Open daily May–Oct.
204 Hartford Ave., Put-in-Bay
Men’s resort wear featuring Columbia, Sperry and Woolrich. From shoes to t-shirts, find something for the whole family, including souvenir t’s, sweatshirts and jackets, plus Pat Dailey CDs. Open daily May–Sept 9 am–9 pm; limited hours in Apr and Oct.
29 E. Church St. (SR 113), Milan
419.499.4939, 419.706.3252, milaninn.net
Welcome to 4,000 square feet of antiques, primitives, collectibles and specialties. The Milan Inn is one of Ohio’s 20 existing stagecoach inns, built in 1845. Enjoy murals capturing Milan’s historic canal and stagecoach days plus Edison’s trails and treasures while shopping the aisles of collections.
Misty Bay Boutique
210 Delaware Ave., Put-in-Bay
Resort wear for the “island lady” featuring Columbia, Woolrich and Sperry. Something for every woman; a great selection of women’s and juniors’ swimwear and cover-ups, souvenir wear for the entire family, plus great accessories. Open daily mid-Apr–mid-Oct 9 am–9 pm; weekends only the last two weeks of Oct.
Newport Dry Goods
4004 E. Harbor Rd., Port Clinton
Newport is all about service, quality and selection — a store like no other. Offering casual sportswear to express your island style, and activewear, combining function and comfort with ingenious microfibers and performance fabrics. Shop for tailored fashions with a devotion to style, proper fit and exceptional value. ADA accessible. May–Sept, Mon–Sat 10 am–8 pm, Sun 10 am–5 pm; Oct–Dec, Mon–Thurs 10 am–7 pm, Fri–Sat 10 am–8 pm, Sun 10 am–5 pm; Jan–Apr, Mon–Sat 10 am–6 pm, Sun 12–5 pm.
Packer Creek Pottery
103 E. 8th St., Genoa
Shop for colorful, handmade Majolica Pottery by Jan Pugh at Packer Creek Pottery in downtown Genoa. Browse the huge showroom and see lamps, vases, dinnerware, clocks, yard art, ornaments and much more. Mon–Fri 9 am–5:30 pm, Sat 9 am–4 pm. Closed Sundays.
Sandusky Mall Complex
4314 Milan Rd. (US 250), Sandusky
Visit more than 90 of your favorite stores and restaurants in one complex. Kids love the off-road adventure play area. ADA Accessible. Mon–Sat 10 am– 9 pm, Sun 11 am–6 pm. Please call for holiday hours.
Sawmill Creek Shops
200 Sawmill Creek Dr. (off US 6), Huron
419.433.5402, 800.729.6455, sawmillcreek.com
This restored barn offers a wide variety of upscale men’s and women’s clothing, home accessories, unique gifts and gourmet foods. Summer hours, 10 am–7 pm; winter hours 10 am–5 pm.
5003 Milan Rd. (US 250), Sandusky
Offering the area’s largest selection of souvenir t-shirts, sweatshirts, hats and collectibles. The tropical atmosphere and affordable prices will make your souvenir shopping experience a pleasure. Accepting MasterCard, Visa and Discover. Open seven days a week.
Shops at Kalahari Resort
7000 Kalahari Dr. (off US 250), Sandusky
Imagine owning authentic African art and home furnishings. Zakanaka Kids is just one of five unique shops A World Away® at Kalahari. Spend the day browsing and shopping. Indigo Swimwear, Candy Hut, Safari Clothing and more, just steps away from the restaurants and lounges.
Sights and Sounds of Edison
21 S. Main St., Milan
Concentrated in most anything “Edison,” this shop also carries a general line of antiques, collectibles and custom-made wood horns for most phonographs. Replacement parts are available for Edison phonographs and other machines.
The Silly Goose
5489 Liberty Ave. (US 6), Vermilion
Formerly of Put-in-Bay, this store features a vast collection of unique gifts, Wine Barrel furniture, Wake Up Crabby bloody Mary mix, hilarious cards and nautical children’s wear. Mon–Sat 10 am–8 pm, Sun 11 am– 6 pm.
Sunset Farms Alpaca Boutique
666 Main St. (SR 60), Vermilion
Visit this shop for fine quality alpaca clothing and items for the entire family. Find sweaters, capes, hats, gloves, slippers, stuffed animals and more at reasonable prices. Alpaca is as soft as silk, five times warmer than wool and hypoallergenic. Summer hours, Mon–Thurs 11 am–5 pm, Fri–Sat 11 am–6 pm, Sun 12–5 pm. Call for winter hours.
Surf ‘n Turf Specialties and More
300 S. Washington St., Tiffin
A fresh meat and seafood market, offering custom cut steaks and fresh fish. Specialties include filet mignon wrapped in bacon, crab legs, shrimp, scallops, oysters, lobster tails, house-made sausage and blueberry brats. Frozen items and specialty seasonings are also available. ADA Accessible. Tues–Fri 10 am– 6 pm, Sat 9 am–2 pm.
Tiffany’s Flowers and Collectibles
5760 Liberty Ave. (US 6), Vermilion
This unique, full-service flower shop features antiques and collectibles in a Victorian home. Dichroic glass and Swarovski crystal jewelry are some of the unusual treasures to be found. Mon–Sat 9 am–5:30 pm.
Tre Sorelle Cioccolato
634 Columbus Ave., Sandusky
Tre Sorelle Cioccolato produces premium chocolates made by hand in a professional kitchen. Ingredients are sourced locally, when possible, with no added preservatives. This is what “fresh” tastes like! ADA accessible. Open year-round, Mon–Fri 10 am–5 pm; Sat 10 am–3 pm.
Varsity Town USA
5571 Liberty Ave. (US 6), Vermilion
Located in downtown Vermilion. Stop by for that souvenir t-shirt and/or sweatshirt to remember your visit. Now featuring the “think happy stuff” line of positive, optimistic clothing and gifts. Summer hours, Mon–Sat 10 am–6 pm, Sun 12–2 pm; winter hours, Mon, Tues, Thurs and Fri 10 am–6 pm, Sat 10 am–2 pm.
The Wax Shack
89 Jefferson St., Tiffin
Awaken your senses as you step inside. Candles are hand-poured, hand-dipped and hand-rolled just for you. Strong and long lasting tart melts for scenting your home, plus Village Candle, Candleberry and Wood Wick candle lines are available. Check out the “Hippie Room” for a blast from the past with premium Nag Champa incense.
Wendy Kromer Confections/City Bake Shop
137 E. Water St., Sandusky
As co-author of Martha Stewart’s Wedding Cakes, and editor of Martha Stewart’s Weddings, Wendy Kromer’s work has graced many a cover! Indulge your sweet tooth as well as your fascination for sugar artistry in this charming pastry shop and gallery in downtown Sandusky.
4036 E. Harbor Rd., Port Clinton
419.734.9122, 800.BOATING, westmarine.com
Make boating more fun. Check out this shop for a full range of nautical clothing, shoes, marine supplies and engine parts. ADA accessible. Summer hours: Mon–Sat 9 am–6 pm; Sun 9 am–5 pm; winter hours: Mon–Sat 9 am–5 pm; Sun 10 am–4 pm.
As you can see, we offer a variety of shopping options however, we couldn’t include everything. Let know us know your favorite place to shop in the Lake Erie Shores & Islands region!