Lake visitor bureaus partner for contest

Staff report

The seven visitors’ bureaus along Ohio’s north coast have partnered to give away a seven-day, seven-night Lake Erie experience called Tour the Shore.

One lucky winner will receive a week of overnight accommodations and tickets to area attractions at a new location each day.

“There is so much to do in the Lake Erie region,” said Stephanie Siegel, executive director of the Ashtabula County Convention & Visitors Bureau.

The tour begins in Toledo on June 1 at the Toledo Zoo & Aquarium, dinner at the world-famous Tony Packo’s and an overnight stay at Maumee Bay Resort & Conference Center located in Maumee Bay State Park.

Travel to Sandusky County on day two for a step back in time at the Rutherford B Hayes Presidential Library & Museums. Have dinner at Chud’s Market & Grill and stay overnight at Comfort Inn & Suites in Fremont.

On June 3, the winner will discover Ohio’s Lake Erie shores and islands. First, the winner will hop on a ferry to Kelleys Island where a golf cart will be waiting to explore the largest of Ohio’s Lake Erie islands. Here the winner can see the world’s largest glacial grooves and a quaint and friendly village filled with unique shops and delicious dining. Upon returning to the mainland, the getaway will include overnight accommodations at Marblehead’s Red Fern Inn, home to Rocky Point Winery.

Relax at your choice of Lakeview Beach Vacation Rentals in Lorain on day four and enjoy a meal with a view at Jackalope Lakeside.

Spend June 5 downtown with Destination Cleveland providing a visit to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, a meal on trendy East 4th Street at celebrity chef Michael Symon’s famed restaurant, Lola, and an overnight in the new Westin Cleveland Downtown.

On day six, the winner heads east to Lake County for a night at the Captains baseball game and overnight at the Holiday Inn. Sleep well before the finale in Ashtabula County on June 7 with a fishing charter on Lake Erie from T&V Charters, a zipline experience at Lake Erie Canopy Tours and tickets to the play, “Harvey,” at Rabbit Run Theater. Enjoy dessert at Luisa’s Mexican Restaurant and an overnight at the Lakehouse Inn and Winery, complete with a lakeside farm-to-table breakfast at Crosswinds Grille.

For a listing of prize details and to enter the contest visit One winner will be chosen at random May 1.

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