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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        Hubbard House Underground Railroad Museum

        The only northern terminus of the Underground Railroad open to the public it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973 (Building #73001385). Experience life in the Connecticut Western Reserve in the middle third of the 19th century at the circa 1841 home of William and Catharine Hubbard. Also features an Underground Railroad exhibit area; and the Civil War and Americana exhibit area in the basement. Located in Ashtabula Harbor on the corner of Walnut Blvd. and Lake Ave.

        Open Memorial Day - Labor Day; Fri thru Sun; 1pm-5pm.  Private tours available year round by appt.

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        1603 Walnut Blvd Ashtabula Harbor, OH 44004
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        Infinity Resources

        We specialize in matching employers and employees for both seasonal and long-term employment. We work for the employer. Nothing gets done until someone clocks in!

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        2600 W. Prospect Rd. Ashtabula, OH 44004
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        Kent State University in Ashtabula

        Home to one of Northeast Ohio's most respected accredited nursing degree programs and Ohio's only wine degrees, Kent State Ashtabula offers a variety of high-quality areas of study in an advance, modern setting. Located on the shores of Lake Erie, Kent State Ashtabula offers nearly 30 exiciting bachelor and associate degree programs for over 2,000 students who are finding their passion and pursing their purpose.

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        3300 Lake Road West Ashtabula, OH 44004
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        Kister Marina & Campground

        Membership marina and campground. Club house, RV sites with electricity, flush toilets, showers, floating boat docks, launch ramp. Located on Ashtabula River, past the lift bridge. May 1-Oct. 15. Pet & Kid friendly.

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        950 W. 5th Street Ashtabula, OH 44004
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        Market Provisions

        Market Provisions is a food store focusing on specialty cheeses, meats, pastas, and sauces made in house; groceries; as well as a wide selection of wines and beer from around the globe. 


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        1025 Bridge Street Ashtabula, OH 44004
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