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Lake Erie Coastal Ohio Trail
Lake Erie Coastal Ohio Trail

Lorain Lighthouse on Lake Erie

As if Lake Erie were not scenic enough, the 293-mile Lake Erie Coastal Ohio Scenic Byway offers travelers beaches, state parks, preserves, lighthouses, vacation islands, quaint villages and big cities. This byway offers shopping, fishing, birding, biking, boating, camping, touring and exploring, truly a scenic byway with something for everyone. Historians will enjoy the rich maritime history tours while recreation boaters never run out of things to do. A trip to Lake Erie Coastal Ohio can last all day or all week. 

On the eastern side, the byway begins at Conneaut, Ohio and closely follows the Erie shoreline to Toledo and the Michigan border. Byway travelers enjoy passing through several small lakeshore villages. And for those who enjoy a more urban experience, Cleveland is home to the Rock and Roll Hall Fame as well as professional football, basketball and baseball teams. And both Cleveland and Toledo are home to a fine selection of museums and zoos. The byway passes right by Cedar Point, America's premier coaster park, and ferry rides to Lake Erie's islands.  

Part of the byway, on the western side, loops through Ottawa, Sandusky and Seneca counties offering visitors views along the Maumee State Scenic River. 

Related Links

2020 Corridor Management Plan

Exploring the Lake Erie Coastal Ohio Trail Scenic Byway Video

Lake Erie Coastal Ohio Trail Mobile App

Lake Erie Scenic Byway Brochure

National Scenic Byways Program

Lake Erie Public Access Site

Great Lakes Historical Society

The Great Lakes Lighthouse Keepers Association

The United States Lighthouse Society

Ohio Sea Grant College

Lake Erie Shores & Islands

Lorain County Visitors Bureau

Positively Cleveland

Destination Toledo

Ashtabula County Ohio Convention & Visitors Bureau

Lorain Port Authority

Visit Lake County

Lake Erie Birding Trail Ohio

Byway Highlights

Lake Erie Islands Historical Society 

Fort Meigs

Maritime Museum of Sandusky

Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Cleveland Museum of Natural History

Metro Parks Toledo

Old Woman Creek

Maumee State Scenic River

Fairport Harbor Marine Museum and Lighthouse

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