Monthly Archives: September 2009

Lake Erie I recently visited Vermilion, Ohio, a town located on the southern central coast of Lake Erie.  As I was writing about this town on the shores of Lake Erie for my blog, it occurred to me that I’d like to share some of my resources about Lake Erie, the shallowest of the Great Lakes here at the informed parent.

The first is The Great Lake Historical Society. You don’t have to live nearby to enjoy this resource since they offer some great online tools, such as their virtual tour, online photo of the week, online store and much more.  If you DO live nearby, I highly recommend a visit.  If you are a real boat lover,  you may want to check out their boat building program that teaches you how to build your own boat!

Lake Erie Coastal Ohio offers news of bird sightings, upcoming events, history information,  nature exploration opportunities, water  exploration and island information at their site.

The Ohio Sea Grant Program offers guides that focus on Lake Erie natural features and attractions.

You can access their extensive research links here. I got totally lost exploring the link  they listed to the BRIDGE site.

Finally, here’s a link to one of our all time favorite vacations, the  Lake Erie Circle Tour. If you ever get the opportunity, I highly recommend it.