Fall Festivals, Fun, & Fears in
Ohio's Lake Erie Shores & Islands
Shores & Islands News
Six Extraordinary Ways to Experience Fall Foliage
Timing is everything, especially when it comes to seeing beautiful fall colors in the great state of Ohio. The leaves have already started to change color and will continue through October, with mid to late-October being the peak viewing time. While there are many traditional ways to see the leaves changing colors, we decided to be a little more adventurous and have compiled a list of the most extraordinary ways to experience fall foliage at Ohio's Lake Erie Shores & Islands..
Lake Erie Like a Local: Billy Criscione,
Growing the Family Entertainment Empire
Go back 27 years, October 31 st , 1990, in Sandusky, Ohio. I was seven years old, my sister and I watched my mom pass out candy to trick-or-treaters in our neighborhood. My dad, dressed as a monster, would sit motionless on a bale of straw, as Elvira (my mom) passed out candy. All he had to do was stand up. The rest was history. He loved Halloween and especially watching trick-or-treaters go into a running sprint because they didn’t expect a good scare!
Greater Sandusky
Sandusky? Wait a minute…I thought you already visited Sandusky for #TravelTuesday! You are correct – however last time we were only able to focus on the downtown Sandusky region. This week, we're seeing what else Sandusky has to offer when you explore the rest of the 44870 (our local zip code). This is the last of our individual community-focused #TravelTuesday features. Be sure to check out our previous posts to see what we were able to explore in the other towns, cities, villages, and islands that collectively make up Ohio's Lake Erie Shores & Islands.
WIN! A Prize Pack - Two Race Entries and Swag - for either Halloween Hustle on October 29 or Santa Hustle on December 10
The FIRST EVER Halloween Hustle 15k, 5k, & Kids Dash will take place on Sunday, October 29, 2017. Immediately following the race, runners and spectators alike are invited to partake in a special after party at  Ghostly Manor! All 15k & 5k registrants will receive a long-sleeve Dri-Fit shirt, glow-in-the-dark finisher medal and goody bag. Kids Dash participants get a T-shirt, race bib, mini pumpkin and goody bag.
Save $5 on registration with Code: ERIE5

Experience the magic of the Santa Hustle® on Sunday, December 10, 2017. If you are a Christmas lover, enjoy overplayed holiday music, devouring candy and cookies, and running through Cedar Point - then grab your favorite friends and family and register for the 2017 Santa Hustle® Cedar Point 5k and Half Marathon! The 2017 Santa Hustle® Swag is bound to make your jingle tingle even brighter with a Santa hat, Santa beard, Santa shirt, finisher medal, and NEW candy cane Socks!
Save $5 on registration with Code: CPSANTA17
Enter this month’s contest for a chance to WIN two race entries plus the accompanying swag. We will pick two winners – one for the Halloween Hustle and one for the Santa Hustle. Winners will be chosen on October 13 – one entry per email address please.
Upcoming Events
Lakeside Marblehead
Lighthouse Festival
October 14
Nosferatu Classic Horror
Silent Movie with Organ
October 26
Sharing the Lake Erie Love
Document your Shores & Islands experience on social media! Please use the hashtag #LakeErieLove so that we can share your Facebook posts, Tweets, and Instagram photos! Check out the scrolling Instagram feed on our website's home page!