Lake Erie

Located less than 10 miles from Vineyard Woods, Lake Erie is the 5th largest fresh water lake in the United States.  The 10,000 square mile lake was named by the Erie people, an Iroquoian group of Native American people who lived along its southern shore.  Lake Erie has several positive contributions to northeastern Ohio including providing drinking water to millions, it's the walleye capital of the world, has beaches to enjoy along the shore, and it helps to extend the growing season for grape growers in the Lake Erie viticultural region.  

For a blog about Lake Erie, we could focus on the number of beaches, fishing charters, and restaurants in the area that serve fresh lake erie perch.  We instead want to focus on three new businesses near Vineyard Woods that allow you to enjoy the lake in unique ways.  

GOTL Water Sports - Whether you want to explore the shoreline and river inlets in a kayak or cruise Lake Erie at an amazing 70 MPH, GOTL Water Sports has you covered.  They offer a fleet of 6 Brand New Sea Doo Jet Skis, a selection of Yamaha Waverunner Jet Skis, and 6 Malibu Ocean Kayaks. They also offer guided sunset jet ski tours by appointment. 9 miles from Vineyard Woods

Stellar Copters - A great way to explore and enjoy the beauty of the lake is a quick helicopter ride.  Stellar Copters offers a wide variety of trips in length from nearby Garmack Airport to see the Lake Erie shoreline.  They have customized trips to view the shore line near Geneva-on-the-Lake as well as longer trips that include the historic Ashtabula Harbor.  5 miles from Vineyard Woods

North Coast Outpost -  Ashtabula County's premier stand-up paddleboard (SUP) and kayak outfitter utilizes a fleet of Isle SUPs and Pelican kayaks.  If jumping waves at 70 mph in a jet ski or touring the shoreline a couple hundred feet in the air isn't your cup of tea, this is a great way to enjoy Lake Erie.  This is a unique experience nearby in one of the fastest growing water sports in the world. 9 miles from Vineyard Woods