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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        Saybrook Township

        Hotels, fuel areas, restaurants, lakeshore cottages, and parks. Located in the vicinity of I-90; north, east, and west of SR 45.

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        7247 Center Rd. Ashtabula, OH 44004
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        T & V Charters

        Lake Erie walleye, perch, or steelhead fishing Charter.  1-6 People on a 30 ft Baha furnished with the most up-to-date equipment.  If you are looking for a great family adventure, or a get-away with friends, we can take you on a Lake Erie walleye-catching adventure that will have you wanting to come back year after year!  Give Captain Tim a call for availability and prices.  Find us on Facebook @tnvcharters


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        River Marine Bridge Street Ashtabula, OH 44004
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        The 1888 House

        Check availability on  Airbnb- The 1888 House

        This 1888 Historical home in the Ashtabula Harbor on Walnut Blvd. our home has all the original woodwork, light fixtures, window treatments and wallpaper, while the new addition gives you the warm and comfortable feel of a new home with our enclosed wood Gazebo. We have a double lot with an enclosed yard, swing set and herb garden for your use.  Fire pit and gravity loungers to relax and listen to the waves of Lake Erie. We are steps away from Walnut Beach and The historical Bridge Street. We are located close to all the local Wineries in the Grand River Valley region along with the Spire Institute. Check out all of our photos on facebook under The 1888 House.

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        1916 Walnut Blvd Ashtabula, OH 44004
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        The Little Pie Shop & Cafe

        Family Restaurant open from 6:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. featuring homemade breakfast and lunch all day long. Their great cooks offer daily specials including two soups a day plus some great savory breakfast and lunch items. Eat-in or to-go available. Over fourteen varieties of fresh baked pies to choose from daily...everything from three varieties of apple pie, three varieties of peach pie, cherry, blueberry, blackberry, triple berry, pecan, and creme pies on the weekend. You can have a piece while your here, take a piece with you, or get a whole pie to take home. Their pies make the perfect gift! Gift certificates available.

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        5050 Lake Rd West Ashtabula, OH 44004
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        United Way of Ashtabula County

        United Way of Ashtabula supports 19 local human service charities and over 30 outreach programs. Proceeds from the Bridges & Vines Bicycle Tour, hosted annually in August, benefit UWAC. 


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        2801 C Court Ashtabula, OH 44004
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