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Help support enhancements to Chautauqua Park with a special gift to the Lakeside Fund. Chautauqua Park, with its nature/walking trail extension and memorial garden, further allows Lakesiders to renew and reconnect with nature. This sacred space is where Lakesiders come to reflect, loved ones are remembered, special occasions are celebrated and the beauty of nature is embraced. To add to the serenity of Chautauqua Park, a Trinity Garden will be planted, a beautiful sculpture, called Inturning, has been placed, and a fountain feature will be added in the…

Guest Blogger: Kelly Cecora, Marketing/Digital Communications Intern   Are you booking your first trip to Lakeside Chautauqua this summer? Let us help take the stress out of planning your vacation. We asked Lakesiders, new and old, what they wished they would have known on their first trip to the lake. With their help, we compiled a list of tips to help you plan your first Lakeside Chautauqua getaway:

The lakefront path has been a Lakeside tradition for more than 140 years. This special shoreline path is a place where sunsets are admired, worship takes place, healing begins, a marriage proposal is made, weddings are celebrated, fireworks delight, children share stories and Lakesiders engage in conversation. The lakefront path is special and unique to each Lakesider. Everyone can tell a story about why it is so important and what it means to them. Through these stories, we understand how it serves to transform the lives of each…

Lakeside Chautauqua has launched a pilot program to offer professional development graduate credit based on participation in educational and cultural arts programs at Lakeside each week this summer. This opportunity is designed for educators needing to renew teaching licenses and/or gain professional development credit, which will be issued through Lake Erie College.

The Lakeside Chautauqua Recreation Department has a full schedule of special events planned for the 2014 summer. Guests and residents are invited to participate in all events. From the Annual 5k Raccoon Run and the Sailing Regatta, to the Kelleys Island Swim and triathlons, Lakeside is working to provide athletes with a variety of recreational opportunities. For more information on any event or to download event forms, visit www.lakesideohio.com/calendar.

The 2014 Lakeside Chautauqua Lecture Series offers a wide-range of learning opportunities this summer.

  It’s a beautiful day on the lake. Wish you were here!

Did you know that Lakeside Chautauqua’s Hotel Lakeside has been named ‘Best Hotel Room View’ on the 2014 Best of Ohio Reader’s Ballot from Ohio Magazine? The waterfront hotel, built in 1875, features a beautiful wrap-around porch, showcasing the most dramatic views of Lake Erie and the islands. Many Lakesiders enjoy this peaceful setting to reconnect with friends, relax with a good book or end the day with a sunset.

  It’s been a beautiful week in Lakeside!

 25. Laugh & Play in Central Park – There is never a dull moment in Lakeside’s Central Park. Watch your children smile at Grindley Playground, spend an afternoon on miniature golf course, learn to play shuffleboard, compete in a sand volleyball match, dribble down the basketball courts, plan a picnic in the park or take a stroll along Ohio’s Most Beautiful Mile. The possibilities are endless. 24. Become a Dock Potato & Enjoy the Sunshine – Whether you want to take a walk on Lakeside Chautauqua’s 700-foot dock…