Ashtabula City & Historic Harbor

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Too Chilly

To Jump In the Lake?

No Problem!  Visit Lake Shore Park in Ashtabula any time of year where the Lake Erie views will still make you jump for joy!

Historic Ashtabula Harbor has come a long way since its days of saloons, brothels and unloading ships with shovels and wheelbarrows.  In the 1800s, this busy port grew exponentially with the completion of the railroads and transformed the ore and coal trade through the Harbor.  The story is best told at the Ashtabula Maritime Museum, in the former light keeper's house at Point Park overlooking the historic region.  

The iconic Bascule Lift Bridge, spanning the Ashtabula River, is on the National Register of Historic Places.  It is one of the few still functioning in the country, and lifts every half-hour to accommodate boat traffic.  The Hubbard House Underground Railroad Museum immerses visitors in the area's very strong anti-slavery movement.  

Today, the historical buildings come to life with unique shops and boutiques, but it is the food that most come to enjoy.  Bridge Street has become synonymous with food that will make your mouth water.  Think of your favorite meal and kick it up a notch.  Briquettes is smoking some of the best BBQ on the north coast, Hilmak Seafoods features fresh catches to eat in or prepare at home, and even the old butcher shop has been reborn as Rennick Meat Market, where the steaks melt in your mouth.  

Ashtabula is full of hidden gems.  The longest covered bridge in the United States is located at Indian Trails Park.  Be entertained with talent and creativity at the Ashtabula Arts Center and their summertime Straw Hat Theater.  In the fall, don't miss Brant's Apple Orchard who has hit a sweet note with their fresh apple cider slushies.  Lakeshore Park hosts Lights on the Lake, a drive-through holiday light display that has become a holiday tradition for many families.  The park's special events span the calendar year giving you every reason to visit!  




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        5th Street Kitchen

        5th St. Kitchen is a casual brunch and lunch destination featuring locally sourced meats and specializing in Ohio Craft beer. Windows overlook the Bascule Lift Bridge and Ashtabula River.

        Hours: Wednesday - Sunday 8 am - 4 pm

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        1001 Bridge Street Ashtabula Harbor, OH 44004
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        Hand-crafted driftwood art and furniture items. Every piece is unique! The driftwood is hand selected by the artist from our home beaches of Lake Erie and as far away as the Caribbean Shores.

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        1123 Bridge Street Ashtabula Harbor, OH 44004
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        Ashtabula Area Orchestra

        The Ashtabula Area Orchestra presents Christmas concerts each year. Please join us early in December to enjoy our music and welcome the holiday season!!!

        In 2019, watch for a summer concert with a patriotic theme.

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        P.O. Box 415 Ashtabula, OH 44005
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        Ashtabula Arts Center

        We are a nonprofit multi-arts organization open to the public, offering year-round performances, concerts, exhibits, and classes for all ages and experience levels.

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        2928 West 13th Street Ashtabula, OH 44004
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        Ashtabula County Medical Center

        Acute care hospital with providers in over 20 specialties, including family medicine, pediatrics, cardiology, general surgery, and orthopedics.

        Services also include Emergency Department and low-cost, walk-in Express Care locations in Ashtabula, Conneaut, Geneva, and Jefferson. 

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        2420 Lake Avenue Ashtabula, OH 44004
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