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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        HALCYON Speakeasy

        5 Star Fresh American Cuisine at Diner Prices, Live Entertainment on Weekends, Fun Events, Comfortable Lounge Atmosphere with Attentive Service, Cocktails with Premium Ingredients at Local Prices Warm, Family Friendly

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        1119 Bridge Street Ashtabula Harbor, OH 44004
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      • Harbor-Perk

        Harbor Perk Coffeehouse & Roasting Company

        Fresh Roasted 100% Arabica Coffees from around the world roasted in-house, in-view! Local baked goods, cool atmosphere, wi-fi, hand crafted espresso beverages & fruit smoothies. Order online! Located in the Historic Ashtabula Harbor! 

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        1003 Bridge St. Ashtabula Harbor, OH 44004
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      • Harbor Yak 064

        Harbor Yak, LLC

        Kayak, Canoe and Paddle Board rental in the Historic Ashtabula Harbor.

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        529 Front Street Ashtabula Harbor, OH 44004
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      • heartmade

        Heartmade Boutique

        A trendy boutique featuring women's clothing and accessories as well as fun, funky, snarky and unique gifts. We also specialize in handcrafted and customizable body care products available in over 80 fragrances.  


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        1032 Bridge Street Ashtabula Harbor, OH 44004
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      • Hilmak

        Hil Mak Seafoods, Inc.

        Freshest Fish & Seafood direct from Boston, Main, Alaska, and Florida.  Tues - Sat. 5 pm - 9 pm; Please also visit our Market around the corner on W. 5th Street Tues. - Sat. 9:30am-6:00 pm

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        449 Lake Ave Ashtabula Harbor, OH 44004
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