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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        Eriesistable View

        Enjoy Gorgeous Sunsets and Panoramic Views while sipping on your favorite wine. Beautiful 3 bedroom, 1-1/2 bath Cape Cod home situated on the shoreline of Lake Erie.  5 minutes from the center of Geneva on the Lake Strip. 10 minutes from Historic Ashtabula Harbor and Bridge Street. 15 minutes to the Grand River Valley Wineries.

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        4471 Lake Road East Geneva, OH 44041
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        Fat Sally's Warehouse

        If you're interested in a century-old building featuring vintage treasures and unique ideas, come to the historic Ashtabula harbor and enjoy some old-world charm at Fat Sally's Warehouse.

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        1569 Laird Drive Ashtabula, OH 44004
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        Finnish American Heritage Museum

        Finnish Heritage Museum is open Saturdays 12-4pm; Memorial Day to Labor Day or by appt., 440-964-2519 or 440-998-2061 for appointments. 

        Harbor History and Gift Shop

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        1330 West 8th St. Ashtabula, OH 44004
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        Fitzgerald's Wine Bar, Restaurant & Shop

        Fitzgerald's Wine Bar, Restaurant & Shop features wines, local and from around the world. A scratch kitchen with international cuisine is open seven days a week. A full bar of wine, beer, and spirits delivers unique Whiskies, Bourbons, Tequilas and other liquors. The Wine Shop offers the largest selection of wines in the county for in house or carryout 7 days a week. In addition you will find handmade Seabags, beachglass jewelry, local cured meats, local chocolates & other specialty items. Culinary and Art classes are scheduled monthly. Enjoy the relaxed warm atmosphere of this historic land marked building built some time before 1896, located at 1023 Bridge Street in the Historical Ashtabula Harbor district. Open 7 days a week for lunch, dinner, and brunch on the weekends.

        Outdoor terrace seating open, weather permitting.

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        1023 Bridge Street Ashtabula Harbor, OH 44004
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        Greater Ashtabula Chamber of Commerce

        Advocating for businesses by engaging members and connecting communities to improve Ashtabula County


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        4536 Main Avenue Ashtabula, OH 44004
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