• Spread the Lakeside Love on Valentine’s Day!

    Did you LOVE our Valentine’s Day T-shirt appeal last year? Just like last year, you can show your love by purchasing a $25 Lakeside T-shirt ($15 for...

  • ‘Touch the Fence’

    Guest Blogger: Erika French “I touched one fence today,” I tell my sister. She understands the basics of what that means since she has walked with me...

  • Bettinger Park, the ‘Heartbeat of Lakeside’ for the Browning Family

    Staff Blogger: Alana Tarry, Director of Development Cade Browning remembers coming to Lakeside as a high schooler to visit his grandmother at her cottage, Miriam’s Mansion. It...

  • 2018 Holiday Gift Ideas

    With Christmas just around the corner, are you still searching for the perfect present? Why not give the gift of happiness and take a look at our list...

  • 2018 Pumpkin-Decorating Contest

    We had several fantastic entries in our annual Pumpkin-Decorating Contest at the Lakeside-Marblehead Lighthouse Festival. Thanks to all who participated, and congratulations to our winners! Best Overall & Most Creative...

  • It’s the Great Pumpkin-Decorating Contest, Lakesiders!

    Welcoming the return of fall weather to our Lake Erie shore, October brings a beautiful, multi-hued landscape of autumn leaves, cool breezes off the water… and the...

  • Business Hours for 2018-2019 Off-Season

    Coffee & Cream Open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday & Sunday through Oct. 13; reopens May 2019 Evening Song Cottage Bed & Breakfast Open weekends through Oct. 13...

  • A Royal Visit to Lakeside

    Guest Blogger: Cheryl Harner, Lakesider It was a collision of two of nature’s greatest phenomena, an insect migration and a hurricane, in a drama played out over...

  • The Shade Tree: 25 Years of Business and Loyalty

    Candy, cards, souvenirs, and sundries line the shelves of The Shade Tree. A woman browses the card section while her son grabs a handful of individually wrapped...

  • Mere observation brings renewal

    Guest Blogger: Bruce Stambaugh I’m sitting on a bench beneath the shade of a determined sugar maple tree, perhaps its verdant growth encouraged by the view I’m...

Lakeside’s popular Wednesday Night Family Picnics have returned.WednesdayNightFamilyPicnic_0018Week_2_Patterson2114

At 5:30 p.m. there will be music playing, the smell of hot dogs cooking, a huge line stretching to the tennis courts, children playing with bubbles and chalk, and chairs and blankets spread across the park.

The Wednesday Night Family Picnics started in 1995, with a package of hot dogs, a bag of chips and a few families. It has grown to be one of Lakeside’s favorite summer traditions. Read More

Guest Blogger: Beth Brown Chiles


Walking the Shoreline with God

Lakeside Chautauqua has been the place where many individuals have discovered their true identities. There is something about sitting on the dock at sunset or walking the shoreline in the early morning hours that helps us hear the voice of God.

While it might not be a blinding experience, quite often it has changed the course of a person’s life, which has helped them find their true identity in their relationship with God.

Our selected scripture for this week reveals the conversion of Saul. Just as important, is the way in which Ananias obeys God’s call in his life, too. So Ananias went and found the house, placed his hands on blind Saul and said: Read More

Guest Blogger Melissa Kunz, Content Manager


Lakeside Chautauqua is filled with so many beautiful places to spend time with family. What better way to preserve those memories than with a photo of your summer to take home with you.

We reached out to our Facebook community and asked where they thought the best places to take a picture in Lakeside were. From there, we compiled our list of the 10 best places to take a picture in Lakeside. Read More

Lakeside Chautauqua provides a free shuttle service to all guests. We have golf cart shuttles and a handicap accessible bus to transport guests throughout Lakeside. Continue reading below for more information about the Lakeside Chautauqua Shuttle Service.


This year, our Advancement & Communications Department hired a new Advancement Manager and created two new positions, a Content Manager under Marketing and an Advancement & Communication Coordinator under Advancement.

In January of this year, Melissa Kunz was hired as the new Content Manager at Lakeside Chautauqua.

We also hired Jessica Kidd as the new Advancement Manager and Sarah Milheim as the new Advancement & Communications Coordinator in late May.

Meet our Advancement & Communications Department: Read More