The Great Outdoors

Swim, fish, and boat in our Great Lake, soak up the sun on our sandy beaches, and explore our many parks.  Ashtabula County is a great place to get out and enjoy nature. 

26 miles of gorgeous Lake Erie coastline. This freshwater lake is responsible for the long growing season, the abundant recreational activities, and the lake effect snow experienced in Ashtabula County.

Go Fish

Lake Erie is the shallowest, warmest and most biologically productive of the five great lakes, containing more consumable fish than all of the other four combined.

The Lake Erie walleye fishery is widely considered the best in
the world. Because it is so shallow, Erie is the only Great Lake that is entirely above sea level. The outlet is the Niagara River; consequently, it is Lake Erie that feeds water to Niagara Falls.

Walleye, perch and steelhead fishing is ideal off the Ashtabula County shore, referred to as the Central basin. Depths and temperatures combine for the perfect conditions. Even a first-time fisherman can reel in a great catch!

Charter boat companies operating out of marinas in Geneva, Ashtabula, and Conneaut offer first-class experiences on the water – they won’t even make you touch the worms! If fishing isn’t your idea of fun on the water, ask a charter about their sunset cruises.

Beach Days


Walnut Beach, Ashtabula

Offers concession stand, tennis, basketball and volleyball court. Plank walkway to beach. Nature trail through wetlands area and sand dunes. 


Lakeshore Park Ashtabula

Beautiful public park on the shores of Lake Erie with many amenities including a public boat launch, concession stand and beach area.


Township Park, Conneaut

Sandy beach, concession, pavilions, boardwalks, playground, basketball, volleyball & bocce courts, and soccer field. A favorite spot for beach glass hunters.


Geneva State Park, Geneva

Located in Ohio's northeastern shoreline, 698-acre Geneva State Park reflects the character and charisma of Lake Erie. The shimmering expanse of the lake lures vacationers who enjoy fishing and boating.


Pymatuning Lake at Pymatuning State Park

Pymatuning Lake, located just 20 miles south of Lake Erie, invites outdoor lovers of all ages to enjoy a relaxing lakeside vacation experience. In a setting that highlights the mystery of an old swamp forest and the excitement of a water recreation area, Pymatuning offers excellent camping, swimming, and boating opportunities.