Ohio's First Summer Resort

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Geneva-on-the-Lake is quickly approaching it's 150th birthday!  In the 20th century, it was a favorite annual retreat for three friends: John D. Rockefeller, Harvey Firestone, and Henry Ford.  The gentlemen camped and fished at what is now known as Ohio's First Summer Resort.  Today, the area continues to draw visitors young and old with accommodations to fit every budget.  Geneva State Park and Marina offer abundant natural resources for the entire family to enjoy; Breakwater Beach even has a dog-friendly area.  The nostalgic beach-bum charm of what local's call "the Strip" is evident at businesses like Eddie's Grill where diners have enjoyed American favorites since 1950.  New attractions open every year:  Lake Erie Canopy Tours at The Lodge and Conference Center offers a kids rope course, a challenge course and a zipline experience along the shore.  

But the area is no longer just a seasonal destination.  Year-round businesses like Crosswinds Grille offer upscale lakeside dining with menu ingredients sourced locally.  Old Firehouse Winery has events, entertainment and a full menu.  Looking for a local watering hole?  Stop by High Tide or The Triangle for a cold beer!  The Loft at Indian Creek is where you want to be to catch an event on the big screen.  

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Eddie Sezon, owner of Eddie's Grill

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        LakeView Resorts

        12 cottages, each sleep 4-10 people, kitchenettes, property is lakefront with beach access. Located on the Geneva-on-the-Lake strip. Open Memorial Day thru October. Kid friendly and Pet friendly with deposit.

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        5287 Lake Road Geneva-on-the-Lake, OH 44041
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        Linda's Geneva Beach House

        Beautiful lakefront property with private beach access located right off the center of "The Strip" within walking distance to all the fun Geneva-on-the-Lake has to offer.  

        2 Units available, One upstairs unit ($800/wk) and one downstairs unit ($1000/wk).  Prices subject to change without notice.  Please contact the property for the most current rates.  

        Amenities: Waterfront, Beach Access, Wi-Fi, Grill, Kitchenette, Air Conditioning

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        5035 Mapleton Beach, Middle Drive Geneva-on-the-Lake, OH 44041
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      • madsen donuts

        Madsen Donuts

        The relentless pursuit of the perfect donut for over 80 years!

        Serving Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner - seasonal

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        5426 Lake Rd. E. Geneva-on-the-Lake, OH 44041
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      • Maple1

        Mapleton Beach Retreat

        Mapleton Beach Retreat is located in Geneva-on-the-Lake in Ashtabula County, Ohio, one block from the world famous GOTL Strip. 4 Bedroom house. 2 full baths. Heat/AC. Internet. Washer and dryer. All linens provided. Access to private beach!

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        5027 W. Mapleton Beach Geneva-on-the-Lake, OH 44041
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        Mary's Kitchen

        Serving great home style food for nearly 70 years! Daily specials including cabbage rolls, succulent pot roast, and our famous all you can eat fish fry. Mary’s Kitchen has something for everyone! Open 7 days, 7 am to 9 pm. Check our website for a full menu and seasonal schedule

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        5023 New St Geneva-on-the-Lake, OH 44041
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