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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      • Piero's Pasta

        Piero's Pasta House

        Upscale Italian Restaurant est 1997 featuring mussels - fish - PASTA and desert from Italy.

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        5367 Lake Rd. Geneva-on-the-Lake, OH 44041
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        Privateer Sport Fishing

        Privateer Sport Fishing is a premium charter fishing company, running out of the Geneva State Park Marina during the peak Summer fishing season. PSF for the 1st class experience!

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        Geneva State Park Marina Geneva, OH 44057
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        Pucker Up Candy Shoppe!!!

        We have something for everyone! JELLY BELLYS, 60 Bins of bulk gummies, fudge, chocolate dipped peanuts, almonds, coffee beans, Pucker powder, cotton candy, novelty candy, Dippin Dots, and more. Open 7 days a week, May to October 31. Ask about our BIRTHDAY party packages and gift cards!








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        5334 Lake Rd East Geneva-on-the-Lake, OH 44041
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        Rawdon Cottages

        Geneva-On-the-Lake - three lakefront cottages and a lakeside duplex. Cottages sleep 6 to 8 each.  Up to 33 total capacity. Cottages contain varying number of bedrooms, living room, dining room, kitchen, large bath, screened porch, cable TV, WiFi, private beach, parking (2 cars per cottage max.), must provide own linens (but can provide for fee). Only steps from the west end of the GOTL entertainment strip. Memorial Day to Thunder on the Strip. Weekly rental. Non-refundable deposit required to hold rental. Balance due on check-in. Rawdon Cottages has been in continuous operation since 1915. In 2016 we purchased Neuman Cottages.  Family place. Welcome to the Lake!  Also see;

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        5533 Lake Rd. E Geneva-on-the-Lake, OH 44041
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        Shoreside Cottage

        Shoreside Cottage is your ideal lakefront vacation home away from home. Spacious, charming and fully furnished, it will be the perfect setting for you to relax, relieve your stress, and re-create yourself, no matter how long or short your stay may be!

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        5035 West Mapleton Beach Dr. Geneva-on-the-Lake, OH 44041
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