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Port Clinton Lighthouse

Get Paddle on the Portage river

Port Clinton, Ohio

Port Clinton is the Walleye Capital of the World, and home of the Walleye Drop Celebration on New Years Eve, it’s the perfect destination located on Lake Erie in Ottawa County, Ohio, providing the most abundant access to Lake Erie. Our beautiful shoreline community features a natural preserve that provides habitat for many of the area's wildlife species. Our many different parks offer playgrounds, picnic areas, shelters and youth sporting events. Locals and guests also enjoy fishing trips, swimming, windsurfing, or just relaxing in the sun. There are many great indoor adventures to explore when the temperature drop or the weather will not cooperate, making Port Clinton the perfect year around staycation destination. Conveniently located between Toledo and Cleveland and only 2 hours from Columbus, Port Clinton is a great central location for vacationers or businessman and offers residents easy access to big city amenities. Port Clinton is accessible by car, boat, or even by plane or helicopter via the Erie-Ottawa International Airport. The Port Clinton Local School District is ranked among the best in the state, coupled with an abundance of small-town character; the City of Port Clinton is a desired location for families, work groups, retreats and annual conferences. (See Concierge Services for meeting space options)

The Jet Express

The Walleye Drop

Catawba Island, Ohio

The Catawba Island is not an Island at all, Catawba shares the shoreline of Lake Erie with Port Clinton, splitting the Peninsula with Marblehead. The Historical Society operates a museum where you can learn about the area’s rich history. Catawba Island State Park offers acres of natural areas and parks, it is a great place to fish or access a public boat ramp. Also known for its peach orchards and vineyards, Catawba Island has an excellent selection of dining experiences, as you sip on a uniquely blended local wine or craft brews.

The Marblehead Lighthouse

Marblehead Peninsula, Ohio

Located on the shores of Lake Erie, Marblehead Peninsula is a charming town with a breathtaking view of Sandusky Bay and Cedar Point. Its main street is the epitome of small-town America, as boutiques and eateries line the quaint streets, they are well complemented by a winery and sweet treats. Residents and visitors are even greeted by parades down Main Street on special occasions and events. The Marblehead Lighthouse is another noteworthy draw to the waterfront town. Additionally, the East Harbor State Park allows you to enjoy acres of nature at its finest with picnic areas, playgrounds, pavilions, a beach and hiking trails. Enjoy the small -town vibes from Marblehead when you visit Ottawa County, Ohio.

The view of Cedar Point from Marblehead

The Main Land - Ottawa County, Ohio

The main land shores offer access points to view Lake Erie, Sandusky Bay, South Bass Island Kelleys Island, Mouse Island, Rattlesnake Island and, on clear days, Peele Island. Catawba Island is home to The Miller Ferry terminal for access to Put-in-Bay and Middle Bass Island. Port Clinton is the home for the Jet Express, the fastest way to Put-n-Bay and the Kelly's Island ferry is located in Marblehead. The great Magee Marsh Preserve is a Lake Erie marsh habitat and a haven for birds that migrate through the region in the spring and fall. The nature trails are tucked beside Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge and afford beautiful views of lake, dikes and the boardwalk with a bird trail located at the end of the wildlife area road; the most popular destination for visiting bird watchers. The view of water lotus in summer and waterfowl in fall can also be seen. During your travels through Ottawa County, you'll want to take a detour through the quaint little towns of Oak Harbor, Genoa and Elmore. At the West end of our county, you'll fine a breath taking arboretum, breweries, a distillery, fine eateries and many great boutiques. Ottawa County is a little hidden gem packed full of authentically great experiences, we are small business USA with hometown pride stamped on every unique locally sourced baked good, gift, spirit and produce created.