Sometimes, you just need to get away.
Thankfully, Ohio has several island paradise destinations to help get you away from the weekday routine and soak up the sun. Marblehead, Ohio along the shores of Lake Erie is the perfect place to stay when you want to spend the weekend exploring Ohio’s island life.
What to do:
Picnic at Marblehead Lighthouse and visit the lighthouse’s museum in the Keeper’s House. Tour the actual lighthouse for just $2.
Spend the rest of the day walking along the shores of Lake Erie, or have a beach day at Lakeside's East Harbor State Park.
Be sure to check out the quaint shops while you're in town. Pick up unique gifts for your friends and family.
Take a ferry to Put-In-Bay...
South Bass Island, often called the “Secret Midwest Playground” is home to the small town of Put-In-Bay—which has plenty to do and see. Popular locations and attractions to check out are The Butterfly House, Adventure Bay Amusement Park, the Antique Car Museum, the Chocolate Museum, Put-In-Bay Winery, Kimberly’s Carousel, Perry's Cave and Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial.
...or Kelleys Island.
Ohio's largest island is home to Glacial Grooves State Memorial, Inscription Rock, Kelleys Island State Park and other attractions. Few people are aware that the largest accessible glacial grooves in the world are located on Kelleys Island (pictured.)
What to Eat:
For an excellent perch sandwich or a hearty breakfast, be sure to check out this popular restaurant. Marblehead Galley is located at 113 W Main St., Lakeside Marblehead, OH 43440.
For the best pizza in Marblehead and other delicious options, check out Bruno's Pizzeria, located at 726 W Main St., Lakeside Marblehead, OH 43440.
Where to stay:
This lovely bed and breakfast offers a unique, quiet stay for guests looking for a truly restful experience. The Victorian Inn is located at 5622 East Harbor Rd., Marblehead, OH 43440.
The South Beach Resort Hotel is another popular option for overnight accommodations. It is located at 8620 E Bayshore Rd.,
Lakeside Marblehead, OH 43440.
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