The Cheers Trail:
Are you a fan of local breweries and wineries ? Check out this listing of offerings within the Sandusky Area. Our local version of the Cheers Trail offers nineteen (19) locations . Just click on this link:
Make the Trail a part of your Sandusky Convention experience. Participate in their promotion, visit six locations and receive a free glass. Visit twelve and receive a bottle opener...Visit all nineteen and your name is entered into a drawing for a Lake Erie Getaway.
You must be 21 . Please act responsibly. The visits do not need to be on the same day.
Cedar Point Amusement Park. People throughout the entire world know about it. It's the number-one rated amusement park in North America. It's also the second-oldest amusement park in North America. With a history dating back to 1870, the classic amusement park & resort on the shore of Lake Erie has seen its share of rides, roller coasters, trends and history. learn more at Cedarpoint.com
photo courtesy of Cedar Point
If the Kalahari Water Park isnt enough to entice you to join us at the National Convention, consider this. The Cedar Point Amusement Park. Known as the "Roller Coaster Capital of the World". and...it is just up the street on the beautiful sandy shore of Lake Erie. View the video above for a description of the thrills waiting for you in Sandusky Ohio.
ten minute drive brings you to the Marblehead Lighthouse. Built in 1821, the oldest continuously operating lighthouse on the Great Lakes.
Visit the Port Clinton Lighthouse while at the convention. This is the original lighthouse erected in 1896. It was decommissioned in 1952.
The Port Clinton Lighthouse Conservancy restored it and placed it back on the waterfront along with a reproduction of the original lighthouse keeper's boathouse.
Schedel Arboretum and Gardens, A 17 acre hidden treasure with unparalleled beauty and tranquility. Features include a Japanese garden, a kitchen garden with more than 80 varieties of ornamental hot peppers, a bonsai collection, water gardens, perennial gardens, and dozens of flower gardens featuring over 10,000 annuals. Visit the website for more information.
South Bass Island has been an ideal stopover for boaters traversing Lake Erie. In 1864 the island began its history as a visitor destination and today over one million people enjoy the small-town quality, Victorian era buildings, and quaintness of this island resort community each year. The Village of Put in Bay offers a wide variety of activities for the entire family. Most tour the island by bicycle or golf cart. When the sun goes down the village lights up with exciting nightlife (The Key West of the North); dozens of restaurants and pubs offer a wide selection to please every taste and budget. Come winter, visitors enjoy world-class ice fishing on a frozen harbor dotted with colorful ice shanties. Information at visitputinbay.com
Kellys Island, Middle Bass Island, North Bass Island
Kellys Island, the largest of Ohio’s islands is dominated by natural areas. It appeals to nature and bird lovers as well as those looking for a relaxing, quiet getaway. Its rocky
shorelines, pristine beach, lush forests, fragrant vineyards, historical homes, and friendly hospitality are inviting. Islanders welcome visitors to share in their laid-back lifestyle. Infoat
Middle Bass Island blends nature and serenity on this secluded island getaway. Originally named Isle de Fleurs, Island of Flowers, visitors can find beautiful lake views, beaches, marinas, a historical district, a wildlife refuge, and an Ohio State Park.
North Bass Island, the northern most inhabited island, is a quaint secluded getaway known for its beautiful State Park. This 688 acre island is only accessible by plane or personal watercraft.