How many indoor waterpark options are there in Ohio’s Lake Erie Shores & Islands?

When the lake freezes and frosty Midwest temperatures hit, there’s a tropical getaway waiting close by. The indoor waterpark resorts in Ohio’s Lake Erie Shores & Islands boast 80 degree temperatures to warm up even the chilliest of winters.

CurrentlCastaway Bay in Sandusky, Ohio.y, there are five indoor waterparks in the area: Castaway Bay, Great Wolf Lodge, Kalahari Resort, Maui Sands Resort & Indoor Waterpark, and Rain.

Cedar Point’s Castaway Bay indoor waterpark resort features liquid fun for the whole family in a tropical island setting. Adventures include a wave pool, water coaster, slides, kiddie water play areas, and children’s activities, including a visit from Snoopy and his PEANUTS friends. The resort also has a state-of-the-art arcade, restaurants, and retail shops. Overnight guests Great Wolf Lodge in Sandusky, Ohioalso enjoy early entry and ticket discounts for Cedar Point, in-season.

Great Wolf Lodge is an all-suites, indoor waterpark resort designed with family fun in mind. With rides and slides for kids of all ages, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Great Wolf Lodge also features a spacious outdoor pool, arcade, MagiQuest live-action adventure, preforming Great Clock Tower, and Scooops Kid Spa.

Experience the time of your life with everything under one roof at Kalahari Resort. Indoor body boarding 365 days a year in 86 degree temperatures, or take on the Zip Coaster uphill water roller coaster inKalahari Resort in Sandusky, Ohio. America’s Largest Indoor Waterpark. Pamper yourself at Spa Kalahari or dine at one of 11 dining and bar choices including The Reserve, Ivory Coast Lounge, Pizza Pub at Café Mirage, Great Karoo Marketplace Restaurant, and in the summer months, ZanziBar. For shopping and fun, there’s Zakanaka Kids; Madagascar Indoor Glow Golf; and Safari Outdoor Adventure Park with zip line; rope course; climbing wall; and an animal park. Catch some rays at the outdoor pools from Memorial Day-Labor DMaui Sands Resort in Sandusky, Ohio.ay (weather permitting). Once you cross over the bridge, you’ll feel “A World Away ®.”

Maui Sands Resort & Indoor Waterpark offers a variety of activities for family fun; including body and tube slides, bucket dump, lazy river, activity area, family whirlpool spa, and kiddie pool.

Rain indoor waterpark offers a smaller setting with thrill slides and water play – featuring a 50-foot tower with two giant slides (275 and 251 feet long), a play structure with additiRain Indoor Waterpark in Sandusky, Ohio.onal water activities and an outdoor pool. As the name indicates, waterpark guests are frequently showered with rain. The complex also includes a 32-lane state-of-the-art bowling center, arcade, great eats, and off-track betting in the exciting atmosphere of horse racing. In all, Rain features more than 3,500 sq. ft. of affordable family fun, all under one roof.


Where can I find an experienced ice fishing guide in Ohio’s Lake Erie Shores & Islands?

Ohio’s Lake Erie Shores & Islands (Port Clinton, Ohio specifically) is known as the Walleye Capital of the World. Fishing enthusiasts know that some of the best walleye catches come from a hole cut through several feet of ice on a frozen Lake Erie. The fishing community is abuzz about the record size and number of walleye being caught so far this ice-fishing season. But don’t go it alone. Experienced fishing guides are available to teach you the ropes and assist with on-ice safety measures.

Ice Fishing Guides

MarbleheadIce Fishing

Capt. Brad Leyda

Port Clinton

Blake’s Ice Fishing

Char-Tom Charters
Contact: Chuck Crum

Fishin’ Ful & Myrmidon Charters
419.734.9711 or 877.434.9711


Buckeye Fishing Charters
Contact: Jeff & Melissa Jump
419.341.8011 or 419.341.8010

Capt. Bud Gehring

Mike’s Sportfishing


Air1 Airboats
Capt. Toni Muscioni

Put-in-Bay Lodging

Bay Lodging Resort – 888.742.7829

Black Squirrel B&B – 419.285.7181

First Island Son B&B – 419.285.4448

Linda’s B&B – 419.285.3045 or 419.341.0928

Transportation to Put-in-Bay

Airplane from Port Clinton: Erie Ottawa National Airport

Griffing Flying Service – 419.734.5400

Island Air – 419.573.2960

Where Can I Enjoy Mother’s Day Brunch/Buffet in Ohio’s Lake Erie Shores & Islands?

Treat your mother to a delicious brunch or buffet at one of these tasty dining options in Ohio’s Lake Erie Shores & Islands.

Friday, May 9 – Sunday, May 11, 2014

Ryan’s Steakhouse Mother’s Day Buffet
5309 Milan Rd. (US 250), Sandusky 419.621.9648
All weekend long: Fri-Sat 3:30-8:30 PM, Sun 8 AM–8 PM
Breakfast: $7.99
All dinners: $12.99
Beverages: $1.99
*No reservations—first come, first served

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Culinary Vegetable Institute Mother’s Day Tea
12304 Old Mudbrook Rd., Milan 419.499.7500
1-3 PM
Adults: $25, Children: $15
*Reservation required

Sunday, May 10, 2014

Kalahari Mother’s Day Buffet
7000 Kalahari Dr. (off US 250), Sandusky 419.433.5543
10 AM–2 PM
Adult (13 & over): $26.99, Child (3-12): $10.99, Child under 2: free
*Reservations strongly encouraged

Mon Ami Mother’s Day Brunch
3845 E. Wine Cellar Rd., Port Clinton 419.797.4445
10:30 AM-3 PM
Adult (12 & over): $28.99, Child (6-11): $15, Child under 5: free
*Reservations recommended

Quaker Steak & Lube Mother’s Day Buffet
5150 Liberty Ave. (US 6), Vermilion 440.967.3724
11 AM-5 PM
Adult (13-61): $19.99, Adult (62+): $17.99, ’Tweeners’ (9-12): $14.99, Child (8 & under): $6.99
*Reservations strongly encouraged

1812 Food & Spirits Mother’s Day Buffet
102 Madison St., Port Clinton 419.960.7546
11 AM-3 PM
Adults: $31, Child (10 & under): $12
*Reservations recommended

Sawmill Creek Buffet
400 Sawmill Creek Dr. (off US 6), Huron 419.433.3800
10:30 AM–3 PM
Adult (12 & over): $23.95, Child (3-11): $10.95, Child (2 & under): free
*Reservations required

Chez Francois/Touché Wine Bar Mother’s Day Celebration
555 Main St.., Vermilion 440.967.0603
1-7 PM
$56.95/ person (tax & gratuity not included)
*Reservations required

German’s Villa Mother’s Day Buffet
3330 Liberty Ave., Vermilion 440.967.1770
2 Seatings: 11 AM & 1 PM
Adult: $15, Child (4-12): $10, Child (3 & under): free

Wesley Lodge Mother’s Day Brunch
510 Central Ave., Lakeside 419.798.4461
11:30 AM or 1:30 PM
Adult: $20, Child (6-12): $8, Child (5 & under): free
*Reservations required

Where Can I Enjoy the Beach at Ohio’s Lake Erie Shores & Islands?

Catawba Nickel Plate Beach in Huron
Catawba Island State Park
4049 Moore’s Dock Rd.
Stone beach, picnic shelter, picnic tables, grills, fishing pier, boat ramp. Pets permitted.

Lakefront Park
Park St.
Sandy beach, restrooms, gazebo, picnic tables, grills, drinking fountain. Leashed pets permitted after 6 pm only.

Nickel Plate Beach
Nickel Plate Dr. (off US 6E.)
Parking fee, sandy beach, picnic shelter, grills, playground, beach volleyball. Leashed pets permitted after 6 pm only.

Kelleys Island
Kelleys Island State Park
920 N. Division St.
Sandy beach, playground, hiking trail, campground, shelter, fishing, launch ramp. Pets allowed in permitted areas. Must take a boat to get to the island.

Central Park Beach
236 Walnut Ave.
Playground, splash pad, sandy beach. Gate fee required Memorial Day-Labor Day.

East Harbor State Park
1169 N. Buck Rd. (SR 269 N)
419.734.4424 ext. 2
Sandy beach, lifeguard, concession bath house, grills, restrooms, picnic tables, walking trails, bike path, fishing, camping nearby. Pets allowed in C and D areas only.

Port Clinton
Camp Perry
1000 Lawrence Rd.
Available for public use; I.D. required. No pets permitted. Sand beach and fishing pier.

Port Clinton City Beach
E. Perry St. (SR 163 W)
Sandy beach, playground, picnic tables, basketball court, charcoal grills, restrooms. Pets permitted on leash.

Put-in-Bay/South Bass Island
South Bass Island State Park
1169 Catawba Ave.
Stone beach, playground, campground, shelter, fishing, launch ramp. Pets permitted. Must take a boat to get to the island.

Cedar Point Beach
Must pay admission to Cedar Point or Soak City, or be a guest at Hotel Breakers, Sandcastle Suites, Lighthouse Point Resort, or the Cedar Point Marina. Parking fee. Sandy beach, beach volleyball, lounge chairs, Jet Ski rentals, and restaurants nearby. Pets not permitted.

Main Street Beach
Main St. (off US 6)
Sandy beach, observation deck, and benches. Near shops and restaurants. Concession stand. No pets allowed.

Sherod  Park Main Street Beach in Vermilion
US 6 & Coen Rd.
Natural area, sandy beach, ball diamonds, picnic shelters, playgrounds, soccer field. No pets allowed.

For more information or to receive a copy of the Official Travel Planner to Cedar Point and the Lake Erie islands area, call 800.255.3743, 800.441.1271, or visit us online at

Lake Erie: Giving “Fishing Hole” a Whole New Meaning

Ice FishingJanuary’s low temperatures have driven a lot of people inside where it’s warm. Here in Ohio’s Lake Erie Shores & Islands “inside” sometimes means a shanty on top of a thick layer of ice. That little hut contains a heater, a couple of stools, a hole in the ice, and the chance to catch a lot of walleye and perch! It’s been three years since ice fishing has been possible in our area and the charter captains, lodges, and restaurants that cater to this audience are rolling out the icy carpet! Whether you’re a pro or wanting to try it out for the first time, Lake Erie Shores & Islands has what you need for a memorable day on the ice. Here is a list of ice fishing resources:

Captain Brad Leyda

Port Clinton
Char-Tom Charters
Chuck Crum

Fishin’ Ful & Myrmidon Charters
419.734.9711 or 877.434.9711

Buckeye Fishing Charters
Jeff & Melissa Jump
419.341.8011 or 419.341.8010
Facebook: buckeyefishingcharters

Captain Bud Gehring

Hardwater Charters

Put-in-Bay Lodging
Ahoy B&B – 419.285.2469
Bay Lodging Resort – 888.742.7829
Black Squirrel B&B – 419.285.7181
First Island Son B&B – 419.285.4448
Linda’s B&B – 419.285.3045

Bait Stores
Fisherman’s Wharf
83 Madison St., Port Clinton

Herb’s Sportsman’s Supply
1713 N. E. Catawba Rd., Port Clinton

Hi-Way Bait & Tackle
7006 E. Harbor Rd., Marblehead

Rickards Bait & Tackle
17 N.E. Catawba Rd., Port Clinton

Transportation to Put-in-Bay
Airplane from Erie Ottawa Regional Airport, Port Clinton:
Griffing Flying Service – 419.734.5400
Island Air – 419.573.2960

Air Boat from Catawba:
Hardwater Charters – 419.285.3106

What is there to do on a rainy day in Ohio’s Lake Erie Shores & Islands?


Tour the birthplace of Thomas Edison in Milan, Ohio.

Tour the birthplace of Thomas Edison in Milan, Ohio.

Historic Lyme Village
Schedule: Jun-Aug, Tues-Sat 11 am-4 pm, Sun 12-4 pm.
Rates: $9/adult, $8/senior (60+), $5/child (6-12 yrs), 5 yrs. and under free

Mad River & NKP Railroad Museum
Schedule: May, Sept-Oct, Sat-Sun 12-4 pm weekends only, Memorial Day-Labor Day, daily 12-4 pm.
Rates: $7/adult, $4/child (3-12 yrs), $6/senior (60+)

Seneca Caverns
Schedule: Memorial Day-Labor Day daily 9 am-7 pm; May, Sept-mid-Oct,
Sat-Sun 10 am-5 pm or by appointment.
Rates: $15/adult, $13/child (13-17 yrs), $13/senior (62+), $8/child (5-12 yrs)

Sorrowful Mother Shrine
Schedule: Mass: Mon-Sat 11 am, Sat Vigil 4 pm, Sun 9 am and 11 am. Grounds open dawn-dusk. Gift Shop open year-round.
Rates: Donations accepted.

Castalia State Fish Hatchery
Schedule: Mon-Fri 8 am-3 pm; closed weekends and holidays.
Rates: Free

Elmore Historical Society Museum
Schedule: Open by appointment only; please call for details.
Rates: Free

Schedel Arboretum and Gardens
Schedule: Apr 1-Apr 30, Tue-Sat 10 am-4 pm;  May 1-Oct 31, Tues-Sat 10 am-4 pm, Sun 12-4 pm.
Rates: Apr: $6; May-Oct: $10/adult, $9/senior, $6/child (6-12 yrs)

Paramount Cinema
Schedule/Rates: Please call for rates and times.

Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center
Schedule: Open year-round, Tues-Sat 9 am-5 pm, Sun 12-5 pm.
Rates: Home OR Museum: $7.50/adult, $6.50/senior and AAA, $3/child (6-12 yrs), group rates available. Home AND Museum: $13/adult, $12/senior and AAA, $5/child (6-12 yrs), military discounts offered.

Shop Genoa
Souvenir shop, pottery, garden and gift shop, jewelry store, and more.
Hours vary.

This is an island accessible via ferry from Marblehead or Sandusky. Ferry service from Marblehead starts running on a limited schedule Mar-Apr and full-time in May. The Sandusky ferry starts Memorial weekend.

Shop Kelleys Island
Here you will find souvenirs, resort wear, sundries, nautical décor, toys, and more.

Schedule: Year-round. Gate fee applies May 24-27; Jun 22-Sept 2.
Rates: May 24-27, Aug 25-Sept 2 $9.50/adult, $6.25/youth (12-18 yrs);
Jun 22-Aug 24 $19/adult, $13.25/youth (12-18 yrs), seniors (90+) are free. $8/auto day pass. Gate pass is valid from the time it is purchased until 7 pm the following day. Three-hour, weekly, and seasonal passes also available.

Hoover Auditorium
Lakeside offers daily entertainment Jun 22-Aug 24 at Hoover
Auditorium, which seats 2500+. Gate fees apply.

Orchestra Hall Movies
419.798.4461 ext. 8
Call for movies and times. Gate fee may apply.

Shop Lakeside
Lakeside business district is a shopper’s dream. From specialty gifts to clocks and antiques, you can choose from kites to clothing, unique stationary, or a good spiritual read. During times when gate fees apply, ask about a three-hour shopping and dining pass.

Ferguson Gallery & Studio
Schedule: Call for glass blowing demonstration days/times.
Rates: Varies.

Marblehead Lighthouse Historical Museum
Schedule: May 28-Aug 30, Mon-Fri 12-3:45 pm; Jun 2-Aug 25,
Sun 4-5:45 pm, and the 2nd Sat Jun-Oct, 11 am-3:45 pm. Closed holidays.
Rates: Museum free, Lighthouse tours (weather permitting) $2/person.

Schedule: Year-round, Mon-Sat 11 am-5 pm, Sun 1-5 pm,
Memorial Day-Labor Day, Mon-Sat 10 am-5 pm, Sun 1-5 pm.
Rates: $8/adult, $7/senior, $6/child (4-11 yrs).
Season Passes available: $40/adult, $35/senior, $30/child.

Shop Marblehead
Souvenir stores, art galleries, hand cut crystal and glass gallery,
pottery, yarn shop, Christmas store, and much more. Hours vary.

Edison Birthplace
Schedule: Tours offered Feb-Dec, hours vary, closed Mon and major Holidays. Call for group information and times.
Rates: $7/adult, $6/senior, $4/child (6-12 yrs).

Milan Historical Museum
Schedule: Mar-May, Sept-Oct, Sat-Sun 1-5 pm; Jun-Aug, Tues-Sat
10 am-5 pm, Sun 1-5 pm. All other times by appointment.
Rates: $7/adult, $6/senior, $4/child (6-12 yrs). Family passes, group rates, and combination packages available. Call for details.

Shop Milan
Many antique stores, pottery, sewing notions, hobby store, and gift shops to name a few. Hours vary.

Firelands Historical Society Museum
Schedule: Jun-Aug, Tues-Sat 10 am-3 pm, Sun 12-4 pm; May and
Sept-Oct, Sat 10 am-3 pm, Sun 12-4 pm, by appointment Nov-Apr.
Rates: $5/adult, $4/senior, $3/youth (13-18 yrs), children 12 yrs and under free. Group rates available. Call for off season rates.

Premier Theatre
Schedule/Rates: Call for movie times and rates.

20th Century Lanes
Schedule: Please call for schedule. Glow bowling Fri-Sat 10 pm-12 am.
Rates: Open Bowl: $3/game. Glow bowl: $10/person.

Shop Oak Harbor
Variety of gift shops and specialty stores. Hours vary.

African Safari Wildlife Park
Schedule: Mar 1-May 24 and Sept 2-Dec 1, daily rain or shine 10 am-5 pm, last car admitted at 4 pm; May 23-Sept 2, daily rain or shine 9 am-6 pm, last car admitted at 5 pm. Pre-season and extended weekends May 11-12, 18-19, 24, Sept 7-8, 14-15, 21-22, 28-29, 9 am-6 pm, rain or shine, last car admitted at 5 pm.
Rates: Mar 1-May 24 and Sept 2-Dec 1: $15.95/adult, $9.95/child (4-6 yrs), $12.95/senior (62+) and Military. May 26-Sept 3 Pre-Season and
Extended Weekend: $21.95/adult, $12.95/child (4-6 yrs), $18.95/senior (62+) and Military. Group rates available by reservation. Season passes also available.

Star Lanes at the Harbor
Schedule: Call for rates and times for open bowling. Glow and Bowl every Fri-Sat, 9 pm-12 am.
Rates: $10/person.

Liberty Aviation Museum
Schedule: Sun-Thurs 10 am-4 pm, Fri-Sat 10 am-5 pm.
Rates: $5/person

Ottawa County Historical Museum
Schedule: Memorial Day-Labor Day, Tues-Thurs 12-3 pm. Winter hours, Wed 12-3 pm. Other times by appointment.
Rates: Free

Shop Port Clinton
Art galleries, gift shops, specialty shops. Hours vary.

Put-in-Bay is a village on South Bass Island. You must take a ferry from Port Clinton, Catawba, or Sandusky. Ferry service from Catawba starts running full-time mid-March, downtown Port Clinton mid-May and from downtown Sandusky starting Memorial Day weekend.

There are many attractions, restaurants, bars, and shops on this island, many of which operate only on the weekends in Apr-May and Sept-Oct and operate full-time mid-May-Aug. It’s a good idea to call ahead to verify the places you want to visit are open.

Adventure Bay
Schedule/Rates: Call for schedule and rates.

Chocolate Café Chocolate Museum
Schedule: Daily May-Sept.
Rates: Free admission to museum.

Doller Estate & Put-in-Bay WineryDoller Estate & Put-in-Bay Winery
Schedule: Daily May-Sept, Apr and Oct weekends. Call for times.
Rates: Visit website for current tour rates. Group rates available.

Heineman Winery & Crystal Cave
Schedule: Tours May-Sept, daily. Winery open mid-Apr-mid-Oct, 11 am-7 pm, Sun 12-7 pm. Wine shipped year-round.
Rates: Tours $7/adult, $3/child (6-11 yrs).

Lake Erie Islands Historical Museum
Schedule: Mid-May, Jun, Sept daily 11 am-5 pm; Jul-Aug,10 am-6 pm; Oct weekends only,11 am-5 pm.
Rates: $2/adult, $1.50/senior, child (11 yrs and under) Free, $5/family.

Lake Erie Islands Nature & Wildlife Center
Schedule: Memorial Day-Labor Day, daily 11 am-5 pm, May and Sept, weekends only or by appointment.
Rates: $3/adult, $8/family, $2/child (6-11 yrs), $2/senior, children under 6 years free with adult admission.

Perry’s Cave Family Fun Center
Schedule: May-Sept, daily 10 am-6 pm; Apr and Oct, weekends 11 am-5 pm or by appointment.
Rates: Pery’s Cave Tour: $8/adult, $4.50/child (6-12 yrs); Butterfly House: $8/adult, $4.50/child (6-12 yrs); Miniature Golf: $8/adult, $4.50/child (6-12 yrs); Rock Climbing: $8; Gem Mining: $6.25-10.42+tax (depending on bag size); Fort Amaze-n Maze: $5, repeat maze: $2.50; Lantern Tours (available after 7 pm): $20 or $25, with t-shirt included. Antique Car Museum is free. Combination packages available for 3 or 5 attractions.

Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial Visitor’s Center
Schedule: May 25-Oct 6, daily 10 am-5 pm.
Rates: Free

Shop South Bass Island
Men’s and Women’s resort-wear, souvenirs, nautical gifts, jewelry and more. May-Oct, hours vary.

Cedar Point’s Castaway Bay Indoor Waterpark
Schedule/Rates: Call to check availability for day passes and rates.

Cedar Downs at Quality Inn & Suites/Rain
419.626.6761, 800.654.3364
Schedule: Off-track gaming, daily 12 pm-12 am.
Rates: Better’s Choice

Cedar Lanes at Quality Inn & Suites/Rain
419.626.9077, 800.654.3364
Schedule: Jun 1-Labor Day, Mon-Thurs 5-11 pm, Fri-Sat 12 pm-1 am, Sun 12-10 pm; Labor Day-May 31, Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri 5-10 pm, Sat-Sun open at 12 pm.
Rates: $5/game. Call for “All you Can” package prices.

Cedar Links at Quality Inn & Suites
Schedule/Rates: Call for tee times and rates for this indoor golf simulator.

Cinemark Stadium behind Sandusky Mall
800.326.3264 #2160, 419.621.1380
Schedules/Rates: Go online for times, pricing, and advanced ticket sales.

Eleutheros Cooke House
Schedule: Jan-Mar, by appointment only; Apr-Dec 31, Tues-Fri 12-3 pm, Sat 10 am-1 pm. Closed Sun, Mon, and major holidays.
Rates: Free, donations accepted.

Follett House Museum
Schedule: Apr-May, Sat 12-4 pm; Jun-Aug, Wed and Fri 12-4 pm, Sat 10 am-1 pm; Sept Sat 10 am-1 pm; Oct-Dec Sat 12-4 pm. Closed Jan-Mar.
Rates: Free; donations accepted.

Ghostly Manor Thrill Center
Schedule: Open year-round; please call for hours.
Rates: Ghostly Manor: $11/adult (10+), child (not recommended for children under age 9). XD 3D Theatre: $6/one movie, $11/two movies, $15/three movies (must be 40” tall to ride). Skateworld: $5/person, $1/quad skate rental, $3/roller blades or scooter rental.

Johnson’s Island Exhibit at Ohio Veterans Home Museum
419.625.2454 ext. 1447
Schedule: Year-round, Wed-Sun 12-4 pm.
Rates: Free, donations accepted.

Kalahari Waterpark
419.433.7200, 800.525.2427
Schedule/Rates: Call for day pass availability and rates.

Lazer Runner Laser Tag at Quality Inn & Suites
Schedule: Memorial Day-Labor Day, open daily at 5 pm; Labor Day-Memorial Day, open Fri at 6 pm, Sat and Sun at 12 pm. Available for parties during other times with prior booking.
Rates: $6/one game, $11/two games, $15/three games; birthday packages and groups rates available.

Maritime Museum of Sandusky
Schedule: Jun-Aug, Tues-Sat 10 am-4 pm, Sun 12-4 pm; Sept-May, Fri-Sat, 10 am-4 pm, Sun 12-4 pm. Closed major holidays.
Rates: $4/adult, $3/child (12 yrs and under), $3/senior (62+), $12/family.
Group rates available.

Maui Sands Resort and Waterpark
Call for day pass availability.

Merry-Go-Round Museum
Schedule: Memorial Day-Labor Day, Mon-Sat 10 am-5 pm, Sun 12-5 pm; Feb, Sat 11 am-5 pm, Sun 12-5 pm; Mar-May and Sept-Dec, Wed-Sat, 11 am-5 pm, Sun 12-5 pm. Closed major holidays.
Rates: $6/adult, $5/senior (60+), $4/child (4-14 yrs). Military: free. Group rates available. M3 Family Pass: $45/family, which includes admission to Maritime Museum of Sandusky, Merry-Go-Round Museum, and Milan Historical Museum.

Pottery Pizzazz at Kalahari Resort
419.433.7128 or 877.525.2427
Schedule: Sun-Thurs 9 am-9 pm, Fri-Sat 9 am-10 pm; (subject to change).
Rates: Depends on size of pottery.

Rain Waterpark at Quality Inn & Suites
419.626.6761, 800.654.3364
Schedule/Rates: Call to inquire about day passes and availability.

Sandusky Cultural Center at Sandusky High School
Schedule: Sept-May, open during scheduled exhibits. Call or check
website for full program schedule. Closed Saturdays and holidays.
Rates: Free

Sandusky Mall
Schedule: Mon-Sat 10 am-9 pm, Sun 11 am-6 pm. Holiday hours vary.

Shop Sandusky
In addition to the Mall, Sandusky offers a vast variety of shops from souvenirs to antiques. Be sure to visit the downtown Sandusky area for even more stores for your shopping pleasure.

Star Lanes
Schedule: Mon-Thurs 9 am-11 pm, Fri-Sat 12 pm-2 am, Sun 12-11 pm.
Rates: Mon-Thurs 9 am-5 pm $10/person for 2 hr. bowling or $3.50/game, 6-11 pm $4/game. Fri-Sat 11 pm-2 am, Glow and Bowl, $13/person and includes pizza buffet and shoe rental. Sun $4/game.

Jamie’s Flea Market
Schedule: Year-round, every Wed and Sat 8 am-4 pm.
Rates: Free parking. Annual Christmas Special (1st Sun in Dec)

American Civil War Museum of Ohio
Schedule: Wed-Sat 12-4 pm.
Rates: $6/adult, $5/senior (55+), $3/active Military and student,

Crystal Traditions
419.448.4286, 888.298.7236
Schedule: Showroom and Outlet open year-round, Mon-Fri 10 am-5 pm, Sat 10 am-2 pm, tours by appointment, Mon-Fri 10 am-5 pm.
Rates: Free

Tiffin Glass Museum & Shoppe
Schedule: Year-round. Tues-Sat 1-5 pm, other times by appointment.
Rates: Donations accepted.

Lake Erie Lanes
Schedule: Call or check website for schedule.
Rates: $3/game before 6 pm, $3.75/game after 6 pm, $2.75/shoe rental.

Main Street Vermilion
Many specialty gift shops, chocolate shop, candle store, and antiques. Coffee shops, cafes, and numerous restaurants; hours vary.

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.