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Area Description

Ohio's Lake Erie Shores & Islands, the region between Toledo and Cleveland, is a place where time moves a little slower, loved ones feel a little closer and there's a Great Lake between you and your worries. From island hopping to birdwatching, record-breaking roller coasters to water parks, wineries to dockside dining, plus hidden gems that keep the fun going all year long. However you like to coast – you'll find it here.

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   Pack your binoculars and experience one of the most spectacular songbird migrations in the country. The region includes more than 15 areas designated by Audubon as “Important Bird Areas.” Angler’s relish the lake because there are many ways to fish the “Walleye Capital of the World.” Choose a private charter that includes all the necessities, or a walk-on charter. There are also dozens of options for those who prefer fishing from shore.

Summer is the time to enjoy Cedar Point’s thrilling rides and beach-front family resort. Known as the “roller coaster capital of the world”, Cedar Point is full of excitement. Sandusky is also home to five indoor waterpark resorts including Kalahari Resort. These under-one-roof resorts feature family activities, fine dining, unique shopping, and spas ensuring a good time no matter the weather.

The Lake Erie islands provide a relaxing change of pace. On Kelleys Island, rent bicycles or golf carts and cruise to the world’s largest example of glacial scoring, then wade in the shallow waters of the state park beach. On South Bass Island, take the Put-in-Bay tour train for a narrated tour with stops at many island attractions, including the Perry’s Victory & International Peace Memorial, standing 352 feet tall.

The Lake Erie Shores & Islands wine trail includes more than a dozen wineries offering a variety of vintages and settings, from historic cellars to bucolic country estates and modern tasting rooms. The nurturing climate of the lakeshore moderates extreme temperatures and makes for excellent growing conditions.


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The Sandusky-Perkins Area Ride Connection (SPARC) is a point deviation route traveling throughout the city and to places of business along US 250 in Sandusky. There are also ferries that run to Kelleys Island, Middle Bass Island, and South Bass Island.

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Two major hospitals, VA, urgent care
http://www.shoresandislands.com/itinerary/Health-Services

Climate

Monthly Temperatures / Rainfall

 Month  Low  Avg  High  Rain
 Jan  19.5  26.1  32.6  1.9 "
 Feb  21.9  28.8  35.7  1.7 "
 Mar  29.5  37.1  44.7  2.5 "
 Apr  39.7  48.5  57.4  3.2 "
 May  51.1  59.7  68.4  3.4 "
 Jun  61.0  69.5  78.1  3.8 "
 Jul  65.2  73.8  82.5  3.4 "
 Aug  63.7  72.1  80.5  3.3 "
 Sep  56.5  65.2  74.0  3.2 "
 Oct  45.2  53.7  62.3  2.5 "
 Nov  35.7  42.7  49.6  2.9 "
 Dec  25.2  31.0  36.8  2.5 "


Spring temperatures are cold with averages in the upper 40's and highs in the mid 50's. Nights are cold with lows in the low 40's. Summer temperatures are mild with averages in the low 70's and highs in the low 80's. Nights are cool with lows in the low 60's. Fall temperatures are cool with averages in the low 50's and highs in the low 60's. Nights are cold with lows in the mid 40's. Winter temperatures are cold with averages in the upper 20's and highs in the mid 30's. Nights are cold with lows in the low 20's.

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