Summer's in the Air at Shores & Islands Ohio
Shores & Islands Ohio News
Fresh Air & Patio Vibes: Outdoor Dining
The weather is heating up and that means one important thing on Ohio’s north coast – patio season! All the best restaurants with patio, deck, or porch dining areas are brushing off their umbrellas, extending their awnings, and putting up the string lights to welcome in the season of eating outdoors.

Here, enjoy as we rundown several local favorite patios.
Like a Local: Katrina, Miller Ferries to Put-in-Bay
Meet Katrina Reed, Put-in-Bay resident and the voice of Miller Ferries! Shores & Islands Ohio wanted to get to know Katrina, Like a Local. Learn what it’s like to live on an island and what’s new with the ferry this season!

S&IO: Tell us about yourself!

Katrina: I have lived at Put-in-Bay for more than 11 years. My husband lived here when I met him. I moved here without even visiting first. I didn’t even know Ohio had islands!
Marblehead's Milestone Anniversary
The iconic Marblehead Lighthouse, one of the most photographed Lake Erie landmarks, will turn 200 years old this year and the entire community is poised to celebrate this momentous occasion. The oldest continuously-operating lighthouse on the Great Lakes has been in operation on the Marblehead Peninsula since 1822, safely guiding boaters along its rocky shorelines.
Time Traveler Series: History of S&IO Tourism
Cedar Point was one of the first pioneers for tourism in the region. Opening in 1870, it featured a beer garden, bath house, and various water activities. The first steam boat to the peninsula, the Young Reindeer, also began operating in the 1870 summer season. The resort evolved slowly through the 1870s and 80s, until George Boeckling became a major stakeholder in the operation in the 1890s. Along with the Kuebler family, who owned a local brewery, Boeckling began creating the beginnings of the Cedar Point we know today.
Patio Season - Win a Gift Card to Crush Wine Bar
Get out and enjoy one of the region's most popular patios at Crush Wine Bar in Sandusky.

A local favorite, Crush features small plates, pizzas, and pastas in a casual environment. There are seats for dining along the adjacent alley way and a wine garden filled with comfy outdoor sofa seating out back. A great place to spend an afternoon or evening!

Enter this month's drawing to win a $50 gift card to Crush Wine Bar. One entry per email address, please.