Let Lake Erie Become Your Anchor

Editor Colleen Smitek reveals the inspiration behind this year's Travel Guide — to nudge you out of your comfortable corner of Lake Erie and discover all the magnificent adventures that awaits along the shoreline and beyond.

In Love with Western New York: Soar Through the Sky

Build your own high-flying adventure at Holiday Valley or Peek’n Peak, both of which offer aerial courses, ziplines and other warm-weather adventures. 

In Love with Western New York: Nurtured by Nature

Discover how the Roger Tory Peterson Institute combines art and nature for a truly unique and relaxing experience.

No Ordinary Time at Lakeside

Step back in time to July 1940 when Eleanor Roosevelt delivered her "The Relationship of the Individual to the Community" speech to one of the largest crowds to ever gather at what is now Hoover Auditorium in Lakeside, Ohio.

)

People of Pennsylvania: Steve Gorman

For the Waldameer Park & Water World president, every sunny day feels like a party he's hosting for thousands of guests to have the time of their lives.

)

Island State of Mind: Kick Back on Middle Bass

Originally named Ile de Fleurs, Middle Bass Island offer seclusion and serenity at its finest.

)

The Dish on Detroit

Head to the Motor City for some of the most celebrated dining in the country.

Take 10: Exploring the Northern Shore

From tasty treats and peeks into the past, outdoor adventures and family-friendly excursions, discover 10 must-stop destinations to complement a perfect day in Ontario, Canada.

People of Pennsylvania: Matt Greene

There’s no place in the world quite like Presque Isle State Park, a 3,112-acre peninsula that juts out into Lake Erie. With summer right around the corner, we talked to operations manager Matt Greene about five of his favorite things.

)

In Love with Western New York: Full of Flavor

Got wings? Plan your summer vacation around an annual festival dedicated to America's favorite appetizer.

)