Spending time on the water is a family favorite when visiting Lakeside. Sail the open waters and enjoy the beautiful Lakeside Chautauqua shoreline from a new perspective – out on the lake. Whether sailing on your own or paddling with a partner, boat rentals offer a unique water experience for anyone.
Lakesiders have an opportunity to participate in an array of boating events as well throughout the 2015 Summer Season.
Wooden Boat Rides: Wooden boat rides are offered every Monday and Thursday, beginning June 22 until August 27, 2015. These 30-minute boat rides begin at 6 p.m. with the last ride departing at 7:30 p.m.
In addition, hour-long sunset cruises aboard Amazing Grace, a fully restored 1937 Richardson Cruiseabout, take place at 8 p.m. Monday and Thursdays.
Reservations for both boat rides are taken at the Lakeside Information Center, located at the Pavilion, by contacting (419) 798-4461, ext. 266 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kids Setting Sail: Children ages 5-10 can learn to sail in our Kids Setting Sail program from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Sundays.
Lakeside Wooden Boat Society Pirate Adventure: Children ages 7-11 are invited to join a boating adventure on Lake Erie. A limited number of tickets are available prior to the adventure. Tickets may be purchased at the dock for $5 each. Parents must sign a permission slip at sign-up. Squirt guns and pirate attire are encouraged. Come prepared to get wet.
Sailing Lessons: Week-long sailing lessons are offered for novice sailors. Guests can obtain information about sailing lessons at the Lakeside Information Center. Guests can make a sailing lesson reservation by emailing email@example.com or by calling (419) 798-4461, ext. 266.
Boat Rentals: Sailboats, kayaks and paddle boards are available for rent. Rentals can be made at the Lakeside Information Center, located at the Pavilion, by contacting (419) 798-4461, ext. 266 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pond Boat Building: The LWBS offers three different pond boat building classes under the direction of several LWBS volunteers. Using hammers, simple saws and a drill press, children are guided using built jigs and pre-cut parts. Children ages 4-12 may build a puddle boat.
Pre-registration can be complete online and also at the Rhein Center from 1-3 p.m. Sundays. Check the weekly Lakesider newspaper for more details. Guests can also obtain information about the various boating activities at the Lakeside Information Center. Also, guests can email email@example.com and (419) 798-4461, ext. 266
Lakeside Boating Event Calendar
- Saturday, May 23: Memorial Day Weekend Sailing Race
- Friday, June 19: Lakeside Sailstice Program
- Saturday, June 20: Lakeside Summer Sailstice Regatta
- Saturday, July 2: Independence Day Sailing Race
- Wednesday, July 8: Boaters Assisting with Kelly’s Island Swim
- Friday, July 17: Lakeside Wooden Boat Society Fundraising Dinner
- Saturday, July 18: August Cup Sailing Race
- Sunday, July 19: Lakeside Wooden Boat Show & Plein Air Art Festival
- Saturday, July 25: Mouse Island Sailing Race
- Saturday, August 1 & Sunday, August 2: Lakeside Sailing Regatta
- Saturday, August 1: SOS & LWBS Annual Recognition Banquet
- Saturday, September 5: Labor Day Weekend Sailing Race
What water-related activities will your family participate in at Lakeside? What boating events are you looking forward to attending this summer? Tell us in the comment below.