Ohio's Gateway


In 1796, Moses Cleaveland set up camp with his team at the mouth of the Conneaut River to begin surveying lands for the Connecticut Western Reserve.  A historical marker can be found near the Pennsylvania line on East Main Street (route 20).  Within a few decades, Conneaut's port was bustling with activity and the town was known for building some of the best ships on the Great Lakes.  

Today, the waterfront continues to be a draw.  Conneaut Township Park boasts the largest beach in the county and is home to a retro-modern lighthouse.  It is one of the few places in the country where visitors can drive their vehicle out onto the beach.  Because of migration patterns and the unique mudflats created by the break wall, Conneaut finds itself a stopping point for many rare bird species.  The deep water port continues to bustle as it did over 200 years ago with commercial and recreational boats, alike.  

Conneaut is Ohio's most northeast corner and is the entrance for those travelling the Route 90 corridor from Buffalo and Erie.  Visitors come from near and far for a quiet, Northshore escape.  Conneaut Creek is considered the #1 location in the world for steelhead fishing.  Each year in August, this sleepy little town transforms and hosts the second-largest D-Day reenactment in the world.  This living history event is free and is made memorable by over 3,000 reenactors who are in character all weekend.  




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        Bald Eagle Bluff

        Beautifully remodeled two bedroom cottage with views of Lake Erie. Full eat-in kitchen. Full bathroom w/ shower. A/C and large living room. Private beach access. Walking distance to local park as well as convenience store. Blocks from boating and dining hot spots. 

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        862 Millard Ave Conneaut, OH 44030
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        Bear Creek Farm Bed & Breakfast and Guest Cottage

        Country elegance in God's Creation.  Three upscale private rooms for two with private baths and cottage that sleeps 2-6, jacuzzi.  Wooded, secluded, on covered bridge and barn quilt trail.  No smokers/pets.  Complimentary breakfast at B&B. 

        Waterfront, Wi-Fi, Kitchenette and Air Conditioning

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        5504 State Rd. Kingsville, OH 44048
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        Biscotti's Restaurant

        Upscale, casual dining featuring local wines. Walk from marina. Open year-round Tuesday-Saturday. Sunday (May-December)

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        186 Park Avenue Conneaut, OH 44030
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        Buccia Vineyard Winery and Bed & Breakfast

        Small family vineyard and winery in a country setting, offering dry to semi-sweet wines. Bed & Breakfast with hot tubs. Check website for hours.

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        518 Gore Rd Conneaut, OH 44030
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        Centennial Inn Bed & Breakfast

        Historic home in the center of Conneaut where you can enjoy a comfortable stay. We offer WiFi, smart TVs in every room, and the house is air conditioned. We serve a complimentary hot breakfast to our guests. We look forward to meet you!

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        534 Main Street Conneaut, OH 44030
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