• 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...

Meet the 2019 LLA Marketing Analytics Intern, Molly McNamara:

Name: Molly McNamara
College: Washington University in St. Louis
Major/Minor: Double Major in Biomedical Engineering and Business
Hometown: Bay Village, Ohio

How did you hear about Lakeside, or what is your Lakeside story? Lakeside is extremely important to me. My grandparents bought a cottage in 1983, but my grandmother’s family has had roots in Lakeside predating World War II. Three years ago, my parents bought their own cottage. I grew up jumping off the dock, spending my allowance at Marilyn’s, reading on my grandparents’ porch, and fighting with my cousins over who could sit on the back seat of the golf cart. In fact, many of you may remember me as one of the “lemonade kids” from East Ohio Conference, where I sold lemonade for Imagine No Malaria for 10 years. Read More

Wendy Pramik-Special to USA TODAY

Since the late 19th century, chautauquas have been known as vacation getaways that offer more than recreation. Rooted in religious and secular education, they’re places that promise peaceful, clean fun while permitting an opportunity to renew the body, mind and spirit.

We discovered this magic while visiting Lakeside Chautauqua, a gated community on Ohio’s Marblehead Peninsula, an hour and a half west of Cleveland. Lakeside was founded in the 1870s by a group of scholars, preachers and local residents, and by the 1890s a lasting program of educational enrichment had been established.

Lakeside remains open today to day-trippers and longer-term visitors, boasting hundreds of cute cottages, a 79-room hotel, a cultural arts center, a campground, a concert auditorium, historic movie theater and shopping, dining and recreational opportunities. Not to mention a flowery walkway along the lake that’s deemed “Ohio’s most beautiful mile.”

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Guest Blogger: Julie Miller-What Should We Do Today?

If you’re looking for a slow-paced and peaceful family vacation on the lake, make plans to visit Lakeside, Ohio, a perfectly picturesque town on Lake Erie where there is a little something for everyone in the family!

Thanks to Lakeside Chautauqua for sponsoring this post.

When we were invited to visit Lakeside Chautauqua, I really had no idea what to expect. My family has vacationed several times on Lake Erie and we had driven by the entrance to Lakeside many times, but other than knowing that it cost money to get in, the rest of the details remained a mystery.

We met our Lakeside contact, Lizzy, at the entrance and she drove my family on a tour of the town on a golf cart. I have to admit I was shocked!! Lakeside was not at all what I had expected (for some reason I pictured a simple campground) and it blew away my expectations!

As we drove through the quaint town filled with golf carts and kids on bicycles, I felt like we were at the seaside in New England. I felt like we were on the coast of California. I felt like we had stepped back in time to Mayberry. By the time our 48 hours in Lakeside ended, we were IN LOVE!

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Meet the 2019 LLA Newspaper Publication Design Intern, Reilly Wright:

Name: Reilly Wright
College: Ohio Wesleyan University
Major/Minor: Communication (media production concentration)/Journalism; Politics & Government
Hometown: Delaware, Ohio

How did you hear about Lakeside, or what is your Lakeside story? All throughout middle and high school, I traveled with my church youth group to Lakeside for Labor Day weekend. From Friday night to Monday afternoon, we would wake way too early for sunrises, eat far too many donuts, buy too much clothing and have the perfect amount of devotionals all over the grounds. I always came home with such amazing memories of this place and I’m incredibly excited to spend more than three days here. Read More

Guest Blogger: Julie Moir Messervy. Photos courtesy of Lakeside Chautauqua.

I recently spent a few very pleasurable days at Lakeside Chautauqua on the shores of Lake Erie in northwest Ohio. For nearly 150 years, this historic one-square-mile village has been home to charming cottages that house families who partake in a wide range of spiritual, educational, cultural, and recreational activities throughout the summer. Not since childhood summers at our family’s “camp” on Galway Lake, NY, have I been around families enjoying old-fashioned, simple pleasures like shuffleboard, volleyball, bike-riding, watching the sun go down, and reading on deep shady porches.

On the morning of my first day, I gave my Designer’s Way lecture to a large and enthusiastic group. That afternoon, in the blazing heat, together with Loretta Wilken, Lakeside Chautauqua’s Master Gardener, I ran a workshop with at least 60 people who all collaborated in designing a new garden for Lakeside. (Above: A cacophony of vibrant colors awaited the workshop participants.)

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