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Thursday, August 10, 2017

The boating industry is on a solid growth course, now experiencing its sixth consecutive year of increased sales in the Great Lakes region and nationally. Boat builders are investing in new model development faster than at any time in the industry’s history. One thing’s for sure – it’s going to make this

tags: Boat Show, Lake Erie

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Cedar Point’s rich history began as a simple bathing beach and bathhouse in 1870. Today, Cedar Point still is the summertime destination for families from all over the world with 70 rides, including 17 roller coasters, a mile-long beach, five hotel properties, beautiful marinas and now, the new Cedar Point Shores Waterpark,

tags: Destination, Kids & Pets, Lake Erie

Saturday, July 29, 2017

NOAA and its research partners predict that western Lake Erie will experience a significant harmful algal bloom this summer, potentially reaching levels last seen in 2013 and 2014, though smaller than the record bloom of 2015. This year’s bloom is expected to measure 7.5 on the severity index, but could range between 6.5 and

tags: Lake Erie

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Boaters seeking fun in the sun along the north coast of Ohio should cruise over to Cleveland’s Edgewater Beach. New this summer, you can explore the 12,000 square-foot, two-story Cleveland Metroparks Edgewater Beach House! Guests will take in stunning 360-degree views of Lake Erie and downtown Cleveland, as well as enjoy a

tags: Destination, Lake Erie

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Signs of the new Buffalo are everywhere these days – from the craft breweries and new restaurants popping up around town to the surge in recent hotel openings. But, perhaps nowhere is Buffalo’s comeback more apparent than on its waterfront; the result of several years and hundreds of millions of dollars in new investment.

tags: Destination, Lake Erie

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Ohio Sea Grant has released an updated version of its Lake Erie Shipwrecks & Maritime Tales brochure, a guide to shipwrecks along the Lake Erie coast for divers and snorkelers. The free guide is available from Ohio Sea Grant as well as from partner organizations and coastal Ohio visitor bureaus. The brochure features 27

tags: Lake Erie, Shipwrecks

Friday, June 9, 2017

For years, boaters and fishermen have trumpeted the benefits of polarized lenses to reduce reflected glare from the water surrounding them. Polarized lenses can make driving a boat safer by allowing the captain increased visibility to avoid collisions or help to navigate around objects in the water that would otherwise be hidden by

tags: Clothing & Shoes, Lake Erie

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

COLUMBUS, OH - The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) is offering boating and boating education opportunities to help celebrate the designation of June as 'Ohio Goes Boating Month' by the 132nd Ohio General Assembly. The House Bill 84 designation highlights Ohio’s thriving boating and tourism industry. In an effort to

tags: Boating 101, Dept of Natural Resources, Events, Lake Erie

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

PUT-IN-BAY, OHIO -The Put-in-Bay Township Park District along with partners the National Park Service Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance Program and Ohio Sea Grant announces the release of a new publication: the Lake Erie Islands Water Trails guide. A ribbon cutting ceremony marking the grand opening of the trails will be held

tags: Canoes & Kayaks, Lake Erie

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

(Toledo, OH) – As an integral part of the mission of the National Museum of the Great Lakes, our crew is dedicated to shipwreck discovery, archaeology and preservation. With the formation of the Peachman Great Lakes Shipwreck Research Program in 2001, we solidified our commitment to our submerged cultural resources.

tags: Events, Lake Erie, Shipwrecks