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Let your spirits sour with our guide to a ton of Lake Erie adventures in Ohio, New York and Ontario.

Discover how the Smith family hopes to preserve the history and charm of this Ohio island while offering their own take on wine, beer and dishes to pair with them.

Find out how this Northeast Ohio couple's grandchildren helped inspire a magnificent backyard oasis and the perfect staycation destination.

Ontario’s Lake Erie shoreline offers a diverse range of activities, each with its own perfect pairings to enhance the experience.

Lake Erie remains a destination for thrill seekers and amusement park enthusiasts, thanks largely to Cedar Point and Waldameer & Water World. But decades ago, the lakefront was filled with small amusement parks, many started by the local trolley company. In fact, no city of any size or consequence was without one. And although they’re gone, their memories — and some tangible remnants – live on.

As you're beach-combing, be on the lookout for these three pieces of Lake Erie treasure.

Meet Titanic survivor Anna Sophia Lundi, Frenchy the Pirate and Hicks Ice Cream owner John Hicks.

From Hotel Victory and Captain Frank's Lobster House to the Lake Road Inn, find out more about some of Lake Erie's long forgotten destinations.

How did mail delivery on the Lake Erie Islands differ between the 1800s and now?

Given their isolation, lighthouses are a natural setting for any variety of ghost stories. But are they just tall tales? Or is there something beyond the earthly veil?

From triumph to tragedy, get a closer look at some of Lake Erie's most fascinating vessels.

The area around the Great Lakes was prized for its industry and innovation in the late 1800s and early 1900s — and it was common for those cities to show off their accomplishments with large-scale world’s fairs.

Interurbans, a mode of transportation, rose and just as quickly fell, but not before it had made sweeping changes in a variety of states — including Ohio.

Heather Moore’s eponymous jewelry brand and artistic endeavors dovetail into the ultimate project — rehabilitating and reimagining the Cleveland lighthouse she acquired with partner Jim Brown.

Find out how this Willowick, Ohio, native discovered her passion for storytelling and showcasing Lake Erie's legends and lores.

Plan your trip to Put-in-Bay, Middle Bass Island and Kelleys Island with our guide to the perfect blend of history, natural wonders, relaxation and culinary delights.

Find out why a lot of people are starting to consider permanent homes on Lake Erie.

Get the scoop on renowned glass artist Cary Ferguson's biggest project yet — a destination restaurant in Marblehead, Ohio.

Learn more about the author of "A Field Guide to the Birds," a book that changed birding forever.