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!  




      • Carlisle's

        Carlisle's Home in the Harbor

        Visit Carlisle's Home in the Harbor for Home Furnishings, Gifts, Wine, Greeting Cards, Unique Things. Free Gift Wrap; Open Daily

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        1005 Bridge Street Ashtabula Harbor, OH 44004
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        Chapel Hills Golf Course

        Chapel Hills is a fun, and challenging 18 hole public golf course with fantastic greens.  There is a driving range, practice green, pro shop, and snack bar on the premises.

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        3381 Austinburg Road Ashtabula, OH 44004
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      • City of Ashtabula

        City of Ashtabula

        Government body local municipality

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        4717 Main Avenue Ashtabula, OH 44004
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        Cloven Hoof Brewing Co.

        A nano brewery located in the Historical Ashtabula Harbor crafting original recipes and brewing on site. Serving snack plates and popcorn only. Growlers are available for sale for take home fills.

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        1308 Bridge Street Ashtabula, OH 44004
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        We take pride in serving the finest product. Our ice-cream contains 14 to 16 % butter-fat and is gluten free! Our goal is to make every visit memorable! We promise to serve a delicious ice-cream treat with a friendly greeting and warm smile

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        1018 Bridge St. Ashtabula Harbor, OH 44004
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