Sandusky, Ohio is often referred to as The Roller Coast. Situated on the shores of Lake Erie, it is home to Cedar Point Amusement Park. The park features a world-record 72 rides, including 16 roller coasters. But we’ll get to Cedar Point in a moment.
Sandusky is also home to numerous indoor and outdoor water parks, unique museums, sandy beaches, abundant dining, and offers all the shopping you need to make yourself at home for a while.
Waterfront districts in downtown Sandusky have been revitalized to offer shopping, dining and live entertainment throughout the year and restaurants offering boat dockage make getting there half of the fun.
Cedar Point Amusement Park
A visit to Sandusky just isn’t complete without visiting Cedar Point, a 365-acre amusement park located on a Lake Erie peninsula. It is the only amusement park in the world with four roller coasters taller than 200 feet! The normal operating season runs May through Labor Day after which they remain open on weekends for their famous HalloWeekends.
Island Ferry Service from Sandusky
The Jet Express passenger ferry will get you to and from Kelleys Island throughout the season.
Browse unique gift shops, dine on fresh Lake Erie perch at local restaurants and visit the local attractions while on Lake Erie’s Marblehead Peninsula. Enjoy sight seeing, fishing, and a trip to a sandy beach. The Marblehead Peninsula is rich in history, culture and tradition, family fun, and adventure.
The Marblehead Lighthouse
Marblehead, Ohio is home to the oldest continuously operating lighthouse on the Great Lakes.
The lighthouse is part of the 9-acre (3.6 ha) Marblehead Lighthouse State Park. The park features picnic tables and offers views of Lake Erie, Sandusky Bay,Kelleys Island and South Bass Island. The Marblehead Lighthouse Historical Society operates the Marblehead Lighthouse Museum in the old keeper’s house. Exhibits include the lighthouse, a Fresnel lens, ice harvesting, ice fishing, local maritime industry, ships, local fossils and shipwrecks. Visitors can take tours of the lighthouse tower in the summer.
Known as the Walleye Capital of the World, Port Clinton is a fishermans destination popular for limit catches of walleye, perch and smallmouth bass. Charter a boat, join a walk on fishing charter, or dock your own boat at one of the many marinas.
Family Activities in Port Clinton
Things to see and things to do are abundant in Port Clinton, Oh. Visit a water park, go on an African safari , and even take a helicopter ride above the shores of Lake Erie. Home to the Jet Express dock on the mainland, Port Clinton is also your gateway to Put-in-Bay.
Fairs & Festivals in Port Clinton
Port Clinton boasts a number of special events all year long. Most popular is the Walleye Festival held each Memorial weekend on the Lake Erie shore. Popular for live entertainment in the big tent, rides, food, prize booths, and vendors, fair goers come from miles around to enjoy the Walleye Fest.
Popular events also include the annual Art in the Park craft fair where crafters come from many states to offer their homemade items and the Walleye Madness at Midnight celebration on New Years Eve.
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