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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      • Park Avenue Winery logo

        Park Avenue Winery

        Winery in Ashtabula located near shopping, fine dining, hiking, covered bridges, bike trails and lakefront activities.  Open year round.  Check website for hours and events.

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        4316 Park Avenue Ashtabula, OH 44004
        (216) 401-4941
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      • pearlbeach

        Pearl Beach Inc.

        Two charming lake view homes, Pearl Beach Lakehouse and Lakehurst Bungalow, with private beach access. Located catty-corner from one another, each with a full kitchen, large green space, fire pit, and gas grill.

        Pearl Beach: www.vrbo.com/122526
        Lakehurst Bungalow: www.vrbo.com/238763

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        6427 Lake Rd. Ashtabula, OH 44004
        440-261-9191
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      • PeggyBNB

        Peggy's Bed and Breakfast

        A peaceful, stand-alone, private cottage along the edge of the woods, serving Ashtabula and Geneva. Our lodging hotel is located near the Spire training facility. When you stay here, you have the bed and breakfast to yourself. You stay alone. The one-and-only cottage is your and yours alone. You have the privacy you deserve -- not to mention that the bed and breakfast offers a full kitchen, loft, bedroom, two fireplaces, and more. 

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        8721 Munson Hill Road Ashtabula, OH 44004
        440-969-1996
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        Popp-A-Razzi

        Popp-A-Razzi features delicious Gourmet Popcorn that is freshly popped in house. We feature many Savory, Sweet, & Seasonal flavors. Be sure to stop by & sample some of our great popcorn! We guarantee you won't go home empty handed!

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        1121 Bridge Street Ashtabula, OH 44004
        440-536-4436
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      • RennicksMeatMarket

        Rennick Meat Market

        Rennick Meat Market is a butcher-inspired American restaurant located on Bridge Street in Ashtabula Harbor. We are open for breakfast, lunch, brunch and dinner.

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        1104 Bridge St. Ashtabula Harbor, OH 44004
        440-964-6328
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