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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        Ashtabula County YMCA

        Visit us online for youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. Online registration is available for most programs as well as a schedule of what's coming up at the Y. If you're a visitor to Ashtabula County, be sure to check out our canoeing, kayaking, paddle boarding, and sailing opportunities as well as our nature programs.

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        263 W Prospect Rd Ashtabula, OH 44004
        440-997-5321
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        Ashtabula County's Lights on the Lake

        Ashtabula County's Lights on the Lake is a treasured family tradition at Lake Shore Park.
        This drive through holiday lighting display is open every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from the Friday after Thanksgiving to the end of the year.

        The display is open from 6-9 PM with traditional displays and ones of distinctive Ashtabula flavor.

         

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        1700 East 1st Street Ashtabula, OH 44004
        4403441905
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        Ashtabula Family Roller Den

        Family Fun Center - Open Year Round.  Largest indoor roller-skating rink in Northeast Ohio.  Skating, Crazy Maze, Bounce House, and Arcade

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        2255 West Avenue Ashtabula, OH 44004
        440-466-5304
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        Ashtabula Farmers' Market

        Our purpose is to offer family farms an opportunity to sell their produce and farm products in a friendly, supportive environment, and to provide fresh, locally produced items to the public.  The market is committed to promoting Ashtabula County and its economic development.

        2nd Sunday of June-2nd Sunday of October
        Sundays 10:00 am - 2:00pm

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        1105 Bridge St. Ashtabula Harbor, OH 44004
        440-992-8362
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        Ashtabula Lighthouse Restoration and Preservation Society

        A non-profit organization, formed in 2001 to preserve and restore the Ashtabula Lighthouse.

        Meetings monthly at the Ashtabula District Library; 2nd Wednesday of month @ 7 pm.

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        Ashtabula Harbor Ashtabula, OH 44004
        440-319-4835
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