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.  




      • New Leaf UMC

        New Leaf United Methodist Church

        We have a simple, three-fold purpose: We love the Lord, love one another, and make disciples of Jesus Christ! Come join us! 

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        110 Gateway Avenue Conneaut, OH 44030
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        North Coast D-Day Museum

        WWII and D-Day oriented artifacts and exhibits bring WWII history to life.  Free admission and free parking.

        The museum is open Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Saturday and Sunday, 12-5 p.m.

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        851 Harbor Street Conneaut, OH 44030
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      • Poolside Cottage - Small

        Poolside Cottage By The Lake

        Vacation rental, Newly renovated 3 bedroom/2 bathroom cottage with pool, situated within walking distance to Lake Erie. 

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        3655 Lake Road Conneaut, OH 44030
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        Sparky's Place

        Sparky's Place, a gathering place for food, friends and fun, was established in 2017 in a 1920's dairy bottling building in the Conneaut, Ohio harbor.  We are known for our juicy burgers, flavorful flat breads and creative made-from-scratch desserts.  We have one of the largest selections of draft and bottled beer in Northeast Ohio, as well as an extensive selection of premium Bourbon, Scotch, and Liqueur.  Its the perfect casual place for a hand-crafted cocktail or a glass of local wine and a meal with friends and family.  

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        1001 Broad Street Conneaut, OH 44030
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      • The Lodge at the Lake Conneaut

        The Lodge at the Lake

        The Lodge at the Lake LLC is nestled on 22 acres (with an additional 40 acres of private hunting) serving as a beautiful base for your next hunting trip, fishing trip, or just a relaxing time away from the hustle and bustle of life. The Lodge is comfortably furnished with 2 bedrooms (as well as more sleeping amenities to accommodate 12+), 2 baths (one with a Jacuzzi tub), 900 sq ft patio, and an attached garage. Ample parking for your boats, trailers, and RVs, all on a large private wooded lot with walking deer paths. You and your guests will enjoy 2 tvs (1000+ channels), a pool table, wood burning fire place, and a well-equipped home style kitchen where today's catch can become a delicious feast. 

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        1447 Lake Rd Conneaut, OH 44030
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