Are there any Farm Markets in Ohio’s Lake Erie Shores & Islands?

A.B. Phillips & Sons Fruit Farm   Burnham Orchards
30 E. Main St., Berlin Heights
419.588.2329 or 800.205.7062
Sweet cherries, sour cherries in Jul, peaches in Aug (depending on crop), raspberries some years (depending on crop), apples in Sept and Oct. Open Mon-Sat 10 am-6 pm, Sun 12-6 pm. Apples and Bosc pears sometimes available during the off-season.

Bench Farms
9151 Jerusalem Rd. (SR 2), Curtice
Mid-Jul-Oct, 9 am-Sundown
Greenhouse open Apr-Oct, 9 am-8 pm.

Bergman Orchards
708 Bridge Rd., Marblehead
600 S.E. Catawba Rd. (SR 53 N), Port Clinton
4562 E. Bayshore Rd., Marblehead
Open daily, year-round. Hours change with the season.

Burnham Orchards
8019 SR 113 E, Berlin Heights
Variety of homegrown fruits and vegetables, Amish noodles, candles, pies, crafts, pick-your-own in fall.
Open-year round, call for specific hours. Groups welcome.

Enderle Farms
756 River Rd., Huron
Open summer and fall when berries are on, Mon-Sat 8 am-6 pm. Raspberries, strawberries, and asparagus.

Farmer’s Quality Market
6409 Milan Rd. (US 250), Sandusky
Featuring Mama Jo’s Pies, Pam’s Pantry Dips, party trays, beef jerky, assortment of cheese, trail bologna.
Just north of Kalahari, in the former 84 Lumber building.
Mon-Fri 9 am-6 pm, Sat-Sun 9 am-4 pm

First Federal Farmer’s Market
Huron Boat Basin, 330 Main St., Huron
Locally grown produce and fresh baked goods.
Jul 18-Oct 24 3:30-6:30 pm

Floro’s Farm Market
6515 W. Harbor Rd. (SR 163), Port Clinton
Roadside. Jun-Oct, daily 10 am-6 pm.

John Tracey Farm
148 S. Hartshorn Rd., Marblehead
May-Dec, daylight hours. Pick your own, farm market, roadside.

Limerock Orchards & Roadside Market
1266 N.E. Catawba Rd., Port Clinton
Open Mid-Jul-mid-Sept, daily; early-Jul and mid-Sept-mid-Oct, weekends only 7 am-6 pm.

Main Street Vermilion Farmer’s Market
Victory Park (Main & Ohio sts.), Vermilion
Buy locally grown produce, flowers, hand-crafted items, and baked goods. Jun 29-Sept 14.

Meggitt’s Strawberry Hill
8606 Hayes Ave. (SR 4), Sandusky
Year-round, 24-hours a day.

Moore Orchards
10544 Moore Rd., Oak Harbor
Sales room includes fruit in season, limited vegetables, Schelers pickles, Amish items, Coopers Mill jams,
homegrown apples, and cider in season.

Mulberry Creek Herb Farm
3312 Bogart Rd., Huron
Open mid-Mar-Jul, Tues-Sat 10 am-5 pm; May, Sun 1-5 pm. Herbs, miniature plants, and heirloom vegetables.

Mulvin’s Farm Market
1706 Perkins Ave., Sandusky
Open Jul-Oct.

Novotny Farm Market
1809 SR 60, Vermilion
Open year-round. Please call for hours.

Oak Harbor Farmer’s Market
Downtown, Oak Harbor
Fresh produce from local farms, crafts, and various other items from local crafters. Held Jun 22, Jul 27, Aug 24, Sept 28, and Oct 26, 9 am-1 pm.

Port Clinton Farmer’s Market
Adams Street Park (Adams & Perry sts.), Port Clinton
Held Jun-Sept, 2nd and 4th Saturdays 9 am-12 pm.

Quarry Hill Winery & Orchard
8403 Mason Rd., Berlin Heights
Cherries end of Jun, peaches end of Jul, apples in Aug-Oct, pumpkins in Oct. Pears, nectarines, plums, and more also available. Please call or check website for hours.

Rassi Market
3602 E. Cleveland Rd. (US 6), Huron
Year-round, daily 6 am-9 pm.

Sandusky Farmers’ Market
corner of Hancock and Market sts., Sandusky
Homemade and home grown. Farm fresh fruits and vegetables, brown eggs, local honey, jams and jellies, baked goods, plants for home and garden, and much more. Local and regionally grown produce and homemade consummables. Organized by Sandusky Mainstreet Association. Jun-Oct, Sat 9 am-1 pm.

Schraidt’s Bee Haven Farms
2415 N.W. Catawba Rd., Port Clinton
Farm market. Primary crop is peaches. Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun 11 am-sellout; seasonal.

Schwan Orchards
1797 N.W. Catawba Rd., Port Clinton
Visit website for schedule and produce currently available; roadside.

Vermilion Farm Market
2901 Liberty Ave. (US 6), Vermilion
Year-round, Mon-Sat 8 am-7 pm and Sun 10 am-6 pm.

Wadsworth Fruit Farm
7532 E. Harbor Rd., Marblehead
Roadside, open daily 12-6 pm; seasonal.

Witt Orchards
3584 SR 2, Oak Harbor
Plums, pears, peaches, apples, sweet corn, tomatoes, jams and jellies, apple butter, and canned goods. Open
mid-Jul-Oct, Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun 10 am-7 pm.


What’s New in 2013 in Ohio’s Lake Erie Shores & Islands?

This new addition to Cedar Point will be the longest wing roller coaster and boast the longest drop of any wing roller coaster on the planet.

This new addition to Cedar Point will be the longest wing roller coaster and boast the longest drop of any wing roller coaster on the planet.

GateKeeper Flies over Cedar Point! Cedar Point will introduce a winged roller coaster, GateKeeper, forever changing the landscape of the Cedar Point Peninsula. When it opens in May, GateKeeper will be the longest winged roller coaster and boast the longest drop of any winged coaster in the world. The track will dramatically fly above the main entrance of the park, passing over arriving guests with rolling flyover maneuvers. The $30 million investment will surely help Cedar Point maintain its status as “roller coaster capital of the world!” Cedar Point has also announced an investment of $45-$60 million over the next three years for upgrades to the resort’s hotel properties.

Don’t Give Up the Ship! Events are well underway, building up to the Battle of Lake Erie Bicentennial Celebration. The 200th Anniversary Commemoration takes place Labor Day Weekend, August 30 – September 10, 2013 and will include such highlights as more than a dozen tall ships, Navy ships (both American and Canadian), a celebration parade featuring The Ohio State University Marching Band, and a re-enactment of the battle. Considered by historians as the turning point in the War of 1812, the Battle of Lake Erie saw Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry and his crew defeat the British Royal Navy to secure U.S. control of the Great Lakes. His victory message to the general inspired our young nation: “We have met the enemy and they are ours.”  Visitors will be able to tour tall ships, enlist as crew members in the re-enactment, or be part of the Bicentennial fleet or militia.

Commemorations of the Bicentennial also include the issuing of the Perry’s Victory Ohio quarter dollar by the U.S. Mint in April and the Battle of Lake Erie U.S. postage Forever® stamp in September.


Brig Niagara in Harbor Full Sail – Copyright John E. Rees.

Ohio’s vital role in the War of 1812 is also commemorated in a new exhibit at the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center. ‘The War of 1812 on the Ohio Frontier’ runs from February 13 – October 7, 2013 and includes artifacts and manuscripts from both public and private collections to offer insights into the war’s battles on the Ohio frontier.

More Indoor Waterpark Fun! Maui Sands Resort, which reopened its hotel rooms in 2012 under new ownership, will reopen its indoor waterpark in the spring. The Hawaiian-themed property boasts a 45,000 square foot waterpark amongst a tropical garden setting with state-of-the-art water attractions, slides, and activity pools. Attractions include Liquid Lava, MakaMaka Treehouse, Kai River, Coconut Cove, and Pineapple Bay. A variety of rooms and suites are available within the hotel, and group packages are offered.

Embark on a Magical Quest! A new live-action game attraction has arrived at Great Wolf Lodge. MagiQuest blends video game technology with a three-dimensional adventure. With magic wand in-hand, families can explore an enchanted kingdom and join in the ultimate adventure as they enchant objects, befriend a pixie, learn from an ancient wizard, and outwit a dragon. The experience takes place on all four stories of the resort as players follow clues to unlock mysteries – their magic wands creating music, activating animatronics, and opening treasure chests. The resort’s new MagiQuest store features magic wands for game play along with medieval-themed costumes and accessories to enhance the experience.

Bounce & Play! Ghostly Manor Thrill Center has expanded its family-friendly fun attractions for 2013. A new edition to the complex has allowed for a large selection of bounce houses and an extensive play area. The additions are designed for guests age 12 and under, and join the already popular Skateworld, Wizard’s Journey 3D Blacklight Mini Golf, XD-3D Theatre, and Ghostly Manor haunted house. There is no charge for the play area and a combo pass for the bounce houses will be available with other on-site attractions.

The Jet Express is the only catamaran ferry on Lake Erie.

The Jet Express is the only catamaran ferry on Lake Erie.

Island Anniversaries! Jet Express passenger ferries to Put-in-Bay and Kelleys Island celebrates 25 seasons of fun. Jet Express has been providing the fastest way to the islands since 1989, providing exhilarating rides from Port Clinton and Sandusky. Jet Express also offers special excursion cruises and is available for private parties. Heineman’s Winery, Ohio’s oldest family-owned winery and Put-in-Bay’s oldest business is celebrating 125 years in business. The sixth generation of the Heineman family is excited to welcome visitors to taste their island wines and tour the neighboring Crystal Cave, the worlds’ largest geode. The Booga Shack at Caddy Shack Square on Kelleys Island is celebrating 20 years of the “Booga Invasion.” An island original since 1993, Booga Wear helps wearers uncover their inner “Booga” with the theme “Relax, it is your Right as a Human Being!”

Lakesiders to Splash! For the 2013 summer season, Lakeside Chautauqua plans to transform the east waterfront area into a recreational water play destination where children can experience a broader aquatic adventure using their imagination. The play area will feature a newly constructed, zero depth entry, children’s pool, and a state-of-the-art splash pad. Water-erupting turtles, frogs, and numerous other spray features will be staged throughout the 75-foot children’s splash pad. In addition, a patio area will be added east of the splash pad for parents to watch the children enjoy their water adventure.

Art Glass Redefined at the Milan Museum! The Milan Museum will unveil the year-long renovation of its acclaimed art glass collection.  Opening this June, the renovation includes pieces from Tiffany, Lalique, Steuben and Dominic Labino.  See the new multimedia display of how art glass is created and experience a collection unparalleled in our area.

Grab the Brass Ring! The Merry-Go-Round Museum celebrates the grand re-opening of “Grab the Brass Ring” for the 2013 season. The exhibit will feature new carousel animals as well the 1988 stamp horse and the fabulous Muller military stander (also known as the Ghost Horse) on loan from Cedar Point amusement park through early May.

Kalahari Resort Upgrades! Kalahari Resort has committed to a multi-million dollar renovation and development of various on-site amenities in 2013. The resort, home to America’s largest indoor waterpark and the Midwest’s largest resort convention center, has already delivered with the opening of Longneck’s bar and grill inside the convention center. Waterpark eatery Café Mirage has also recently expanded and new guest room amenities and improvements are expected.

Fall Bird Migration Celebrated with “World’s Friendliest Birding Event!The Midwest Birding Symposium is returning to Lakeside, Ohio September 19-22, 2013. This event which will attract more than 1,000 birders to the Lake Erie shore, is held every other year in the Midwest and includes programs by North America’s leading bird watchers and naturalists, an opportunity for birders to network with fellow enthusiasts, a vendor area, and guided bird walks at the area’s best birding spots.

Great Group Entertainment at the State! The Sandusky State Theatre has several new and a few returning “dinner and a show” options in 2013, perfect for motorcoach groups or date night. Plan on seeing Finnegan’s Farewell, Easter Celebration of Life and Resurrection, Always…Patsy Cline, Bob Goss and his Silver Sizzles Revue, Zombie Prom, Miracle on 34th Street, and more!

Catch Some Air! Take a thrilling ride on east Sandusky Bay with Air1 Airboats. Captain Tony Muscioni takes passengers on a 30-40 minute tour of the east bay, between the Cedar Point causeway and chaussee. View beautiful scenery, wildlife, Cedar Point, and the backside of many beautiful homes.

Scheele Preserve Grows! The Cleveland Museum of Natural History is adding an additional 10 acres of land to its Scheele Preserve on the north east side of Kelleys Island, including 330-feet of Lake Erie shoreline. The newly acquired property contains a mix of habitats including coastal forest, forested swamp, dunes, and shoreline. The preserve is now open to the public seven days a week, allowing for spectacular views of rare wildlife and migratory birds.

Biking Opportunities! Erie County’s only recognized off-road bike path, the Lake Shore Electric Railway Trail, will get some sprucing up in 2013. The existing path through the woods in Huron will be paved and expanded to allow ample room for bikers and pedestrians. The path, which runs parallel to U.S. 6 stretches 1.5 miles. A half-mile looping path is also planned for Sandusky’s Lion’s Park. The new trail will eventually link to the Sandusky Bay Pathway and is an added enhancement to the park that added a splash pad, basketball courts, new playground equipment, and restrooms in 2012.

Other Openings! Kitchenbar has joined the restaurant family of Chef Cesare Avallone (he already operates Zinc Brasserie, Crush Winebar, and Dockside Café). Kitchenbar features an Asian-fusion menu along with the same award-winning wine list as the adjacent Crush. Chef Avallone also plans a pizza oven restaurant in downtown Sandusky for later in 2013.  Ciao Bella Ristorante Italiano is slated to open in spring in Port Clinton’s Harbor Light Landing. Great Lakes Fibers sells hand-painted alpaca yarn, artisan scarves, shawls, socks, rugs, and much more. Watch the alpacas and llamas graze and see the studio where their fiber is transformed into wearable art. Classes will be offered soon.

For more information contact:

Jill L. Bauer, Public Relations Coordinator, @JillBauerLESI

Joan Van Offeren, Executive Director LES&I-East

Larry Fletcher, Executive Director LES&I-West

Are there any pick your own/orchards in the area?

Rather than buy a basket of fruit stacked up by the register, some prefer to go into the fields and pick their own. Given the abundant orchards and farm markets in the Lake Erie Shores & Islands region, the option to do so is readily available.

A. B. Phillips & Sons Fruit Farm, located at 30 E. Main St. in Berlin Heights has sweet and sour cherries, peaches in September, raspberries and apples in September and October, depending on the crop of course. You may find that apples and boxed pears available during the off-season. The fruit farm is open Monday – Saturday 10am – 6pm and Sun 12pm – 6pm. To contact, please call 419.588.2329 or 800.205.7062.

Apple Hill Market
The Apple Hill Market is located on the corner of SR 113 and Vermilion Rd. in Amherst and is open year round. Cherries are available in June and July and you’ll find delicious, juicy apples in mid-September and October.

Bergman Orchards
Bergman Orchards has three convenient locations to help serve you; one in Lakeside, another in Marblehead and a third in Port Clinton. They offer a wide variety of homegrown fruit and vegetables and are open daily, April – December, 8am – 8pm.
Burnham Orchards
Burnham Orchards
Burnham Orchards, is a family owned and operated farm, providing great tasting fruits and vegetables along with a fun experience that includes activities for people of all ages. Pick your own is available in the summer and fall, however, due to its popularity, you may want to join their mailing list to receive a post card indicating the start of it. Burnham Orchards is open year round; please call for specific hours. They are located on SR 113 in Berlin Heights.

Enderle’s is located at 756 River Rd. in Huron. Pick your own is available in the summer and fall season with a typical harvest of: strawberries in June, raspberries in July, blackberries in August and pumpkins in October. To contact, please call 419.433.4856.

Quarry Hill Orchards
Quarry Hill Orchards in Berlin Heights provide a fine variety of apples, pears, peaches, and other farm-fresh produce. Cherries are available in June, peaches in July, apples in September and October and pumpkins in October. In addition to fresh produce, they also provide a selection of fine wines at Quarry Hill Winery.

There are more orchards in the Lake Erie Shores & Islands region than we have listed here. Please feel free to add your suggestions and experiences by commenting on this post.

How Can I Save on Area Attractions While Visiting the Lake Erie Shores & Islands?

Savings are available throughout the Lake Erie Shores & Islands region with our Shore Savings Card. The card can be downloaded by clicking on the Shore Savings tab, receive one when you request your official Travel Planner or pick one up at one of our local Welcome Centers. A list of participants and their current offers can also be found by clicking on the Shore Savings tab. It is easy to use; just present your card and save! Be sure to check back often, as offers are subject to change and new offers can be added at any time.

Additional discounts are often available from attraction websites. For example, Miller Ferries to Put-in-Bay offers more than 60 “print and save” coupons on their website. Be sure to link to area attractions from the site — you never know what you might find!

Another way to save is through value-added lodging packages. Packages often include bonus amenities or area attraction tickets with your overnight stay. Value-added lodging packages are listed on our website by clicking on Where to Stay and choosing Lodging Packages.

What type of shopping does your area offer?

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.

The Angelus
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.

Bassett’s Market
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,
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.

Burns Electric
116 E. Market St., Tiffin
419.447.8695, 800.660.5851,
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.

Creative Teaching
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.

Decidedly Different
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.

Del Sol
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.

Ghostly Gifts
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.

GSE Jewelers
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.

Kelleys Landing
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.

Mariner’s Locker
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.

Milan Inn-tiques
29 E. Church St. (SR 113), Milan
419.499.4939, 419.706.3252,
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,
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.

Shirt Shack
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.

West Marine
4036 E. Harbor Rd., Port Clinton
419.734.9122, 800.BOATING,
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!

Are all of the rides open at Cedar Point during Halloweekends?

Monster Midway at Cedar PointWell, it actually depends on which day you visit. On Friday nights only select rides are open: Blue Streak, Cadillac Cars, Cedar Downs, Chaos, Dodgem, Iron Dragon, Magnum XL-200, Matterhorn, Maverick, maXair, Midway Carrousel, Millennium Force, Planet Spooky, Power Tower, Raptor, Scrambler, Skyhawk, Top Thrill Dragster, Troika, Wave Swinger, Wicked Twister and WildCat. All of the rides are open on Saturdays and Sundays during Halloweekends, however Paddlewheel Excursions, Thunder Canyon and Snake River Falls are closed for the season.