2021 July/August

This part of Ohio promises a good time for any kind of adventurer, including your four-legged friends. 
Full-blown vacations are wonderful, but sometimes a day is all you need to refresh. These three excursions pack in the fun — and we’ve got options to extend your stay to another day if you’re not ready to go home. 
Waldameer owner Paul Nelson began working at the park when he was just 11 years old. Now, as the park turns 125, he reflects on the evolution of this Erie, Pennsylvania, gem — and looks forward to a future filled with even more fun. 

You don’t need anything but a ferry ticket — or a boat — to enjoy the islands in July. But here are 10 additional incentives to make the trip.

Lanée and Jay Lucarelli had no intention of buying a more than 100-year-old mansion on Lake Erie — that is, until they set foot in it. 

Patti Wandover’s Marblehead Soap Co. began as a mission to heal herself — and grew into a shop so successful that it just doubled its size in a brand-new building. 

Summer is the time to show off the garden — and no dish does that better than stuffed peppers cacciatore. It’s the creation of chef/owner/gardner Dan Megna of the Twisted Lemon Restaurant in Cayuga, Ontario.

Maintenance-free living gives the Schlachter family more time to enjoy their Vermilion, Ohio, cottage.