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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        A.R.U. Marina & Campgrounds

        A.R.U. Marina and Campgrounds has been in business for over 30 years helping to make camping and fishing distinctively separate from the bunch. 

        Why waste time and money traveling back and forth?  Rent a campsite along with your dock or just a campsite alone. 

        Sites now available; call now and reserve your space, yes, we still have campsites available.  

        Some campsites are located in shaded area with trees along with water, electric hook-up, and portable dumping.  Join us for a friendly, family atmosphere! 

        Yes!  Your pets are welcome!   

        Our camping season runs from May 1st through October 10th with seasonal, monthly, weekly and daily rates available.

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        1500 Great Lakes Avenue Ashtabula, 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, 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 District Library

        The MISSION is: To enhance the quality of life for Ashtabula County residents by encouraging and meeting their needs for reading, life-long learning, and discovery.

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        4335 Park Avenue Ashtabula, OH 44004
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