• What program at the Pavilion has transformed your life?

    The Pavilion is a visual focal point and highlight of the Lakeside Chautauqua experience. As one of the most photographed structures in the community and the hub...

  • 5 Lakeside Holiday Gift Ideas

    With Christmas just around the corner, are you still searching for the perfect present? Give the gift of happiness this holiday season, and take a look at our...

  • History of the Lakeside Pavilion

    Guest Blogger: Dakota Harkins, Lakeside Heritage Society Manager Serving as a symbol of the community for 110 years, the Pavilion is easily the most recognized landmark in...

  • 2019 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! Most Creative Design Overall “Pumpkin...

  • Business Hours for 2019-2020 Off-Season

    Artists-N-Cahoots Open weekends through Oct. 12 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday & Saturday Coffee & Cream Open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday & Sunday through Oct. 12; reopens May...

  • 2 Lakeside restaurants recently named ‘Best of Lake Erie’

    Lakeside’s very own Sloopy’s Sports Café and Lago Coastal Café have been chosen as the ‘Best of Lake Erie’ in Lake Erie Living’s September/October 2019 issue. The...

  • Why is Lakeside Significant?

    Guest Blogger: Trish Tomlinson, Historic Preservation & Design Review Board Member Lakeside became a Historic District on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983. “Lakeside is...

  • Stepping Back in Time: A Family-Friendly Lake Erie Getaway to Lakeside Chautauqua

    Stepping Back in Time: A Family-Friendly Lake Erie Getaway to Lakeside Chautauqua

    Guest Blogger: Malini Swank-Lakes and Lattes blog When you think of an old-fashioned summer, what comes to mind? For me, it conjures up images of reading on...

  • Exploring Lakeside, Ohio

    Exploring Lakeside, Ohio

    Guest Blogger: Tieka Ellis, Selective Potential blog To start off our first full day in Lakeside, Ohio… we tried to fit in as much as we possibly...

  • Rime Time Ice Pops joins Lakeside

    Staff Blogger: Reilly Wright – Newspaper Publication Design Intern As this Lakeside summer keeps with its traditions of swimming, shuffleboard and sunburns, we welcome ice popsicles from...

In our fast-paced world full of modern conveniences, many families are searching for a unique destination to rest, renew and reconnect with loved ones. Aren’t you?

Since 1873, Lakeside Chautauqua has welcomed families to the Lake Erie shore to take part in a Chautauqua experience dedicated to nurturing mind, body and spirit. The experience is a step back in time to a place where values, traditions and family remain the focus.

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Welcome to The Front Porch, the official blog of Lakeside Chautauqua!

Since 1873, Lakeside Chautauqua has welcomed families to Ohio’s Lake Erie shore to take part in a Chautauqua experience dedicated to nurturing mind, body and spirit.

Lakeside is a year-round destination, although our summer Chautauqua program draws families from across the world to participate in a variety of spiritual experiences, educational lectures, cultural arts programming and recreational pursuits.

More than 900 Victorian cottages line the quaint streets of our waterfront community. Most have a cozy front porch, perfect for relaxing, reading, drinking iced tea, playing card games and especially for welcoming conversation.

So, welcome to our Front Porch! This blog will feature Lakeside stories, travel tips, how-to articles, snapshots, guests’ experiences and interviews with staff.

To create the conversation, share your thoughts and pictures, or tell us why your family returns to Lakeside each year. Your stories make our conversation authentic and true, allowing others to learn and grow. So, let your creativity and imagination run wild.

We only ask that you respect everyone’s thoughts in your comments and feedback – be polite and considerate. Also, please understand that this is a moderated blog, and comments will be reviewed.

We look forward to our Front Porch conversations with you.