Conneaut

Ohio's Gateway

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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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        Conneaut Historical Railroad Museum

        The former New York Central train depot, built in 1900, is the home of the Conneaut Railroad Museum. Besides rare items, such as an 1866 Stock Certificate of the Red River Line (NYC) and relics from the Ashtabula Bridge Disaster of 1876 are large displays of lanterns, timetables, passes and old photos. Climb aboard the steam engine and caboose on exhibit. There are many other items that were used during the steam era which played a vital role in the building of our country. Located between Broad and Mill Streets on Depot Street. Hours: Memorial-Labor Day - Daily noon-5. Free, Donations accepted. Wheelchair accessible. Kid friendly.

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        363 Depot Street Conneaut, OH 44030
        440-599-7878
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        Conneaut Port Authority

        Marinas, fishing, wildlife observation deck; provides economic and industrial park development and other Port Authority activities allowed by Ohio Revised Code

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        929 Broad Street Connneaut, OH 44030
        440-593-1300
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        Conneaut Public Library

        Public Library serving Ashtabula County. Business Center, Traveling Tech Lab, Outreach Services, Passport Agency, Programming, and Information in all formats.

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        304 Buffalo Street Conneaut, OH 44030
        440-593-1608
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        Conneaut Township Park

        Sandy beach, concession, pavilions, boardwalks, playground, basketball, volleyball & bocce courts, soccer field, and the Conneaut Lighthouse Cruise-in every Thursday night from Mid-May through September, featuring classic and antique cars.

        Hours: Dawn to Dusk. Free, kid friendly

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        480 Lake Road Conneaut, OH 44030
        440-599-7071
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        D-Day Ohio Inc

        August 15,16 & 17 2019 D-Day Ohio comes to Conneaut for a WWII D-Day Re-Enactment! See hundreds of re-enactors storm the beach at Normandy with authentic equipment - planes, boats, tanks. Weekend also features boat rides, USO Dance, and more.

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        480 Lake Road Conneaut, OH 44030
        440-265-0109
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