Nature & Outdoor Excursions

The owners of Flannel Dog Farm

Alan Block and his wife, Chris Zielski, create a one-of-a-kind experience near Lake Erie, complete with freshly baked bread, near Ashtabula Harbor.

A close-up shot of two hands holding about two dozen small pieces of beach glass.

Kick off the holiday shopping season and relish in the return of the Great Lakes Beach Glass & Arts Festival in Erie, Pennsylvania.

Photo of Canadian flag blowing in breeze over Lake Erie next to an outdoor lounge chair.

All Pandemic travel restrictions to Canada are over, making now a great time to head to the border and enjoy Ontario.

A giant Lake Erie wave

Dave Sandford is the king of Lake Erie's "liquid mountains." Here's how he does it — and what nature photography means to him. 

With 2022 in the books, we take a look at what's been happening in and around Lake Erie.

The recent photos showing us the floor of Lake Erie left many of us confused. Turned out, it was a seiche — and here's exactly what that means.

Jeri McMinn stands at the bottom of a huge ice formation.

Bill and Jeri McMinn love to hike — and colder temperatures are an invitation to bundle up and keep exploring.

Window pane ice on Lake Erie

As we head into February, Lake Erie is essentially ice free. What exactly does that mean?

An ice skating "ribbon" in Toledo, Ohio.

Metroparks Toledo just opened a new 1,000-foot-long ice skating ribbon — and it's too cool.

Get the scoop on the best spots to connect with nature in Ohio and Michigan.