Summer Bucket List

Pack your agenda, or do nothing at all. If you are looking for adventure and things to do while visiting Hearthside Grove Lake Erie, you have come to the right place! From nature hikes, nearby Amish Country, fishing, the city of Cleveland, and so much more… there is no shortage of activities around the corner.

Sip Spirits at Red Eagle Distillery

Red Eagle distillery crafts fine spirits from locally sourced ingredients. You can try bourbon, rye, vodka, brandy, or their Red Maple. Sip on cocktails designed for various palates. Not into spirits? They also have beer on tap. As a plus, the distillery overlooks two beautiful wineries in the Grand River Valley Growing Region.

Take a Fishing Charter

Lake Erie is the “Walleye capital of the world!” There are several fishing charters to choose from in the area. Expect to catch anything from walleye, steelhead, smallmouth bass, and yellow perch. Some options to choose from include DB Sport Fishing Charters, Anger Management Fishing, Lines Down Fishing Charter, Walleye Encounters and more. Click here to see a full list in the area.

Visit Brants Apple Orchard

Brants Apple Orchard is a fall must-do in the area. Open August through November, visit and indulge your sweet tooth. The orchard features 27 different varieties of apples, famous for their cider donuts and apple cider slushies, baked goods, hay rides and more fun for all ages.

Hit the Water with Harbor Yak

Get out on the water with Harbor Yak. They offer kayak, hydrobikes, boats and paddleboard rentals in Ashtabula. Or you can take one of their guided tours such as the sunset tour or paddles and pints. There is beauty out there waiting for you. Learn more:

Explore Nearby Amish Country

Neighboring Geauga County is home to the 4th largest Amish community in the United States. Wind your way to Middlefield for several points of interest. Decide where you want to visit and map them out on your smart phone. Visit chocolate and cheese shops, furniture stores, markets, bakeries and restaurants.

Head to The Strip

Geneva-on-the-Lake is an old-fashioned lakefront getaway that has something for everyone. Located on the shores of Lake Erie, it is Ohio’s First Summer Resort! Families have enjoyed vacationing here on America’s Northcoast for generations. Explore our village. We’re confident we have an activity for you.“The Strip” – the local’s term for the mile-long stretch of Lake Road in Geneva-on-the-Lake. Reminiscent of a vintage boardwalk, discover The Strip’s delightful collection of unique eateries, a micro-brewery, shops and entertainment. Most attractions are open from Mother’s Day through Labor Day.

Shop at Marianne’s Chocolate & Cheese

Indulge your sweet tooth at Marianne’s Chocolate & Cheese with a new favorite or an old classic. They have been serving up delicious treats since 1963. They have two locations to check out – the original building in the Historic Ashtabula Harbor and the second located in Austinburg, right off the highway.

Road Trip to Cleveland

Hearthside Grove Lake Erie is a quick 45 minute drive to all that metropolitan Cleveland has to offer. Take in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, shopping and food venues like the West Side Market, live performances and sporting events. No matter the season, you’ll be able to experience all of this and more for yourself, just moments away. Learn more:

Find Family Fun at Adventure Zone

Adventure Zone is the region’s family fun center with a giant arcade, zip line, go carts, bumper boats, 2 miniature golf courses, climbing walls and much more. Fun for all ages!

Hunt for Beach Glass

Did you know you can find beach glass at Lake Erie? Lake Erie has nearly 700 acres of protected land making Geneva State Park a great place to find treasures. Plus each summer, there is a Beach Glass Festival ​​where vendors and collectors show off their collections and treasures. Find beautiful beach glass art and food.

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