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!  




      • Covered-Bridge-Pizza

        Covered Bridge Pizza Parlors

        Covered Bridge Pizza restaurants are a piece of history. Three locations: 380 East Main St, Andover (440) 293-6776; 4861 North Ridge West, Ashtabula (440) 969-1000; and 6541 S. Main Street, North Kingsville (440) 224-0497. These unique eateries are actually restored pieces of an original covered bridge at the North Kingsville and Andover locations!

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        6541 S. Main Street Kingsville, OH 44068
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      • Lodging

        Downtown Motel

        12 rooms including non-smoking rooms. Located in downtown Ashtabula. Open year round. Accepts credit cards.

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        424 Center Street Ashtabula, OH 44004
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      • ducro

        Ducro's Bungalow

        2 two-bedroom apartments, sleeps 1-10. Overnight or weekly available. Pet Friendly. Winery Shuttle optional.

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        4524 Elm Ave. Ashtabula, OH 44004
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      • Edgeotown

        Edge-O-Town Motel

        We are a family owned and operated business for over 40 years.  We have the distinct honor of being chosen as one of the "Best" placed to stay in Ashtabula County.  Whether on business or traveling with family, we believe in making a person feel as if they were in their own home.  Thus striving for the "Home Away From Home" atmosphere.  

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        2328 North Ridge East Ashtabula, OH 44004
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      • Ashtabula Liftbridge

        Eerie Harbor Ghost Walk

        Guided walk through the Historic Ashtabula Harbor with a haunted twist.

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        1009 Bridge Street Ashtabula, OH 44004
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