Welcome to Ohio's Lake Erie Shores & Islands!

There’s so much to love in Ohio’s Lake Erie Shores & Islands! Whether you prefer a getaway that includes lazy days at the beach, fishing with friends, and bicycling around an island, or one filled with exciting thrills like roller coasters, waterslides, and parasailing, the Lake Erie Shores & Islands is the ideal destination. It offers a coastal retreat with abundant recreational options to satisfy any number of interests. Visit soon and find your Lake Erie Love!

Lake Erie Shores & Islands Welcome Centers Lake Erie Shores & Islands Welcome Center - East
4424 Milan Rd., Suite A (US 250),
Sandusky, OH 44870
Phone: 419.625.2984 or 800.255.3743
Fax: 419.625.5009
[email protected]

While in the greater Sandusky area, stop by the Welcome Center, conveniently located on US 250, just one mile north of SR 2 and 6.5 miles north of the I-80/90 Ohio Turnpike. Find friendly travel counselors waiting to assist you with helpful hints and travel tips. Discover the area's history and heritage plus learn about special events and attractions you won't want to miss. Pick up brochures, maps, directions, discount coupons and a laminated copy of our Shore Savings Card. Plus, enjoy our expansive lobby with public restrooms and interactive displays and video. Open year-round.

Nov - Mid-May: Mon-Fri 8 am - 5 pm
Mid-May - Memorial Day: Mon-Fri 8 am - 5 pm, Sat 9 am - 6 pm
Jun - Mid-Aug: Mon-Fri 8 am – 7 pm, Sat 9 am – 6 pm, Sun 9 am – 4 pm
Mid-Aug - Oct: Mon-Fri 8 am – 5 pm, Sat 9 am – 6 pm

Executive Director: Joan Van Offeren
Managing Director: Dawn Weinhardt
Marketing Manager: Rene' Franklin
Group Sales Manager: Amanda Smith Rasnick
Public Relations Coordinator: Jill Bauer
Events and Social Media Specialist: Abby Miller
Visitor Services Coordinator: Angie George
Travel Planner Sales Representative: Debra Herzog
Administrative Assistant/Group Sales Assistant: Brian Shifflet

Lake Erie Shores & Islands Welcome Center - West
770 SE Catawba Rd. (SR 53),
Port Clinton, OH 43452
Phone: 419.734.4386 or 800.441.1271
Fax: 419.734.9798
[email protected]

For assistance in planning your stay in the Lake Erie Islands Region visit the Lake Erie Islands Regional Welcome Center located on SR 53 just north of SR 2. Discount tickets for ferry boats and attractions, maps and brochures, lodging locater service, restrooms and RV and boat parking are available. Plus, check out the kids play area and the interactive displays and exhibits depicting many of the region’s sights.

Open year-round. HOURS:
Jan - Mar: Mon-Fri 8:30am - 5pm
Apr: Mon-Fri 8:30am - 5pm, Sat & Sun 10am - 2pm
May: Mon-Fri 8:30am - 5pm, Sat 9am - 6pm, Sun 10am - 4pm
Jun-Aug: Mon-Fri 8:30am - 7pm, Sat 9am - 7pm, Sun 10am - 6pm
Sep-Oct: Mon-Fri 8:30am - 5pm, Sat 9am - 5pm, Sun 10am - 2pm
Nov-Dec: Mon-Fri 8:30am - 5pm

Executive Director: Larry Fletcher ext. 223
Office Manager: Cathy Halstead ext. 221
Community Relations & Events Manager: Duane Myers ext. 225
Group Sales Coordinator: Kara Hart ext. 227
Tourism Partner Coordinator: Debra Herzog ext. 234
Travel Counselor: Mary Ann Snider ext. 222
Travel Counselor: Martha Stonerook ext. 224