Haunted Shipwrecks and Rare Icewine on the Lake Erie Circle Tour

Ontario, Home of Icewine

Icewine grapes gown during winter. At least 75% of all of Canada's icewine is produced in Ontario.
Icewine grapes gown during winter. At least 75% of all of Canada's icewine is produced in Ontario. | Source

Southern Ontario's Rare Icewine

This part of the Circle Tour is called the Erie North Shore Tour and the Wine Trail Tour, the latter because many vineyards thrive here in Southern Ontario.

Dozens of varieties of red, green, black, and purple grapes cover vines throughout the North Shore drive and are brilliant to observe on your tour of the area. Several vineyards sponsor wine tasting and tours, sometimes called grapevine tours. At least 11 local vineyards are active, with two additional related attractions to enjoy along the North Shore.

During wintertime snows, grapes are grown for icewine, an Ontario specialty wine made from grapes left to freeze naturally on the vine. This is a particularly good reason for visiting the Erie North Shore. Crops must be picked at once when they have frozen, in just a few hours, or they are lost. The resulting wine is sweeter than other dessert wines, because the frozen water comes out in the processing, leaving a richer grape concentrate for fermentation.

The pioneers of icewine production are located north of Lake Erie at Lake Ontario.

Wine Pioneers at Niagara-on-the-Lake at Lake Ontario

A marker1499 Line #3 at the Niagara Parkway, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S1J0 -
Inniskillin Winery; Niagara Pkwy & Line 3, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0, Canada
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Ontario Experiences

Southern Ontario is known for grape and wine tours, icewine, glacial groove sites, preserved shipwrecks that include those from the War of 1812-1814, beaches, and family attractions.

The Artwork of Glaciers

Lake Erie was gouged out of the ground long ago by a glacier that left a jagged line of islands in the middle of the lake from Port Clinton to Leamington, Ontario. From an aerial view, you can see jagged edges of the cut along the perimeters of the islands.

Ferry boats used to carry cars, bicyclists and foot passengers back and fourth the lake, but wreer eliminated. One route that does operate is that between Leamington, Ontario and Sandusky, Ohio. This is a wonderful opportunity for travelers.

Proponents for restoring ferries in Lake Erie are active in lobbying for legislation to do so, and perhaps we will enjoy those new trips in the 21st century.

Glaciers Made the Lake

A current glacier in the Far North of North America.
A current glacier in the Far North of North America. | Source

This freshwater lake was dug from the ground by advancing and retreating glaciers as the Earth survived ice ages and thaws. Larger lakes existed for a time where our Great Lakes now exist as ice melted, and these lakes had names like "Lake Iroquois."

Lake Erie Divides Ohio from Ontario

Lake Erie Holds 2,000 Haunting Shipwrecks

Some of the 2,000+ shipwrecks in this lake, dating from the 1600s to the 1950s, their captains, their crews, and their passengers have not yet been found. Many others are preserved for visitors to view beneath the surface of the waters. Plan to visit them before making your trip around the lake.

I have found the book Shipwrecks of Lake Erie:: Tragedy in the Quadrangle helpful in understanding what I am looking at when i visit shipwreck sites and its illustrations and maps are excellent.

Shipwrecks to View at Long Point, Ontario

Vessel Name
Notes
Trade Wind
At about 11 miles southeast of Long Point. it had been hauliong cast iron stoves and railroad iron.
The Saint James
Upright at the bottom of the lake, the boat is said to contain a full shipment of grain in the hold..
The Cracker
Schooner scow with square bow.
Possibly the "George Washington", 1833
Sunken near the lighthouse
Sir C.T. Van Straubenzie Wreck
Cargo unknown.
Unnamed Barge
Looks badly burned.
Unnamed Steamer
Cargo unknown.
Wild Rover
Transported heavy quarry stone and wrecked at the shore.
Several iother wrecks have been found and filmed by Sea-View Diving and Underwater Search equipment at 8 Canary Drive; Brantford, Ontario N3R 6G3

Shipwrecks at Long Point

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A markerLong Point, Ontario -
Long Point, ON N0E, Canada
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B markerBig Creek National Wildlife Area -
Big Creek National Wildlife Area, Port Rowan, ON N0E 1M0, Canada
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C markerLong Point National Wildlife Area -
Long Point National Wildlife Area, Norfolk County, ON N0E, Canada
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Some Shipwrecks Sunken in Lake Erie

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Painting of the British ship, HMS Guerriere, by Michel Felice Corne (1752-1845). Sailors and captain set fire to it after defeat in 1812. The battle of Lake Erie (August - September, 1813). This is an 1875 photo of the USS Lawrence hulk salvaged from Misery Bay at Erie, Pennsylvania. it sank in 1813 in battle against the British. Many shipwrecks to visit have this or similar structure. This is the steamship "Walk in Water", constructed at the docks in Buffalo NY. It was the first steamship on Lake Erie.
Painting of the British ship, HMS Guerriere, by Michel Felice Corne (1752-1845). Sailors and captain set fire to it after defeat in 1812.
Painting of the British ship, HMS Guerriere, by Michel Felice Corne (1752-1845). Sailors and captain set fire to it after defeat in 1812. | Source
The battle of Lake Erie (August - September, 1813). This is an 1875 photo of the USS Lawrence hulk salvaged from Misery Bay at Erie, Pennsylvania. it sank in 1813 in battle against the British.
The battle of Lake Erie (August - September, 1813). This is an 1875 photo of the USS Lawrence hulk salvaged from Misery Bay at Erie, Pennsylvania. it sank in 1813 in battle against the British. | Source
Many shipwrecks to visit have this or similar structure. This is the steamship "Walk in Water", constructed at the docks in Buffalo NY. It was the first steamship on Lake Erie.
Many shipwrecks to visit have this or similar structure. This is the steamship "Walk in Water", constructed at the docks in Buffalo NY. It was the first steamship on Lake Erie. | Source
Shipwrecks of Lake Erie:: Tragedy in the Quadrangle (Disaster)
Shipwrecks of Lake Erie:: Tragedy in the Quadrangle (Disaster)

Published in 2014, this book with its mapos and illustrations convinced me that more shipwrecks occurred in Lake Erie than in any of the other Great Lakes. Having visited sunken ships in Bay City, Michigan as well, I find the Lake Erie structures breathtaking and mysterious.

 

In America, Begin Your Tour in Michigan

Beginning from the Michigan end of the lake, you can visit several interesting cities and then cross over into Winsdor.

Lake Shore Cities to Visit in Michigan

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A markerLuna Pier MI -
Luna Pier, MI, USA
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B markerPointe Mouillee State Game Area -
Pointe Mouillee State Game Area, Berlin Charter Twp, MI 48179, USA
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C markerGrand View MI -
Grand View, MI 48145, USA
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D markerRiver View MI -
Riverview, MI, USA
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E markerWyanotte MI -
Wyandotte, MI, USA
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F markerRiver Rouge MI -
River Rouge, MI, USA
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G markerGibraltar, Michigan -
Gibraltar, MI, USA
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Along I-75 and State Route 24 or Route 85

Luna Pier - The pier in this town is crescent-shaped and concrete, 800 feet long and reaching 200 feet out into Lake Erie. The Toledo Harbor Light is nearby and visitors to this area enjoy fishing, biking, boating, and beach activities. The annual Bootleggers & Blues Festival is on the 3rd Saturday in July.

Pointe Mouillee State Game Area - This is a hunter's and trapper's delight during various hunting seasons. but birders enjoy hiking and many varieties of birds and other wildlife. Canoeing and kayaking are big attractions, as are the biking and jogging trails.

Gibraltar and Taylor Michigan -- This area and Mt. Clemens, Michigan are home to the Gibraltar Trade Centers, which are the largest indoor-outdoor flea market/trade shows I have ever seen. Open every weekend:

  • Friday 12:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

River Rouge - Several installations associated with Henry Ford and the Ford Motor Car Company are found here.

Most of the cities on this route are home to historic buildings and other interesting sites as well as bed and breakfasts and amusements.

Detroit and Crossing into Canada

Detroit is filled with attractions and sits on the Detroit River that connects with Lake St. Clair.

Crossing the American-Canadian border bridge or tunnel into Windsor begins the Ontario side of the Lake Erie Circle route, where the ambience of the landscape changes. Greater Detroit is urban, whereas Ontario is rural and open all along the north shore of this Great Lake.

The Ambassador Bridge is a private-owned toll bridge at this time, with a government owned bridge in the planning stages in the mid 2010s. Avoid the gasoline stations at each end of the bridge, because of problems with false postings of octane levels in the recent past. In addition, although the per-gallon price is a little lower for the consumer, the station owners receive a discount of 60 cents per gallon on taxes.(Reference: Bell, Dawson "Tax-Free Fuel Sales Are Bonanza for Ambassador Bridge Owners". Detroit Free Press; April 25, 2011. Retrieved June 28, 2016.)

Why not fill up at your favorite gas station on the American side before approaching the bridge and the tourist-trap gasoline action?

The Detroit-Windsor Tunnel and is owned by an insurance company that leases it to Detroit. It is lust under a mile in length and its toll is $4.25 if you use your smartphone to pay - cheaper than the $5.00/car charge on the bridge.

Ambassador Bridge: 2744 W Fort Street, Detroit MI 48216. Near St. Anne Street. follow signs from Highway I-75.

Ambassador Bridge Border Crossing Into Canada

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The bridge was first called the Detroit International Bridge.My favorite view of the crossing is at night.
The bridge was first called the Detroit International Bridge.
The bridge was first called the Detroit International Bridge. | Source
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My favorite view of the crossing is at night.
My favorite view of the crossing is at night. | Source

The Long and the Short

Driving past Detroit's Ambassador Bridge on I-75 and Route 23, it looks very large and long, but it is not. It is 1.4 miles long (and not all of it over water), as opposed to Michigan's Mackinac Bridge that is 5.0 miles long.

I-75 and Fort Street (Route 85)

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Ambassador Bridge
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Detroit Windsor Tunnel
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Ontario Side of Lake Erie

Ontario Province is located in east-central Canada. Its name comes from the Native North American Iroquois word for "beautiful water."

A markerWindsor, Ontario -
Windsor, ON, Canada
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Canada Highway 3

The route to travel completely across the Province of Ontario across Lake Erie is Provincial Route 3. However, automobile GPS systems often route vehicles to the bridge at Lewiston-Queenston instead of the Peace Bridge.

Canada Highway 3 connects Windsor on the west and Fort Erie on the east across approximately 250 miles or 400 kilometers along three major sections of thruway that offer bypasses around the smaller towns. Blue and white lake erie Circle Tour signs mark the route.

On the Ontario side of Lake Erie, one finds many primitive and more developed beaches to enjoy, along with vineyards, farms, bed and breakfast establishments, retreat houses, parks, marinas, a yacht club, and a few golf courses.

Pelle Point National Park is a good place to stay for awhile and a ferry service is located nearby fort visiting Pelee Island vineyards. .

Lake Erie Ferries

Terminal
Dock Address
Telephone
Pelee Island Terminal
General Delivery, Pelee Island, Ontario N0R 1M0
519.724.2115
Leamington Terminal
500 Erie Street, Leamington, Ontario, N8H 3E5
519.326-2154
Kingsville Terminal
25 Dock Road, Kingsville, Ontario, N9Y 2E7
519.733.4474

Location of Ontario Ferry Docks

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Pelee Island, Pelee, ON N0R, Canada
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B markerLeamington -
Leamington, ON, Canada
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C markerKingsville ON -
Kingsville, ON, Canada
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Most Recommended Sites to Visit

Top 7 Southern Ontario Beaches That Toronto Travelers Love

Name of Beach
Location
 
1. Port Dover Beach
Port Dover
Friday the 13th Motorcycle Weekends.
2. Long Point Beach
Long Point
UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve and site of many old shipwrecks.
3. Turkey Point Beach
Turkey Point Park
Great family outings.
4. Port Stanley Beach
Port Stanley
Known for good water quality and excellent safety.
5. Rock Point Beach
Rock Point Provincial Park
Nearby Cider Keg Farm Market and Long Point.
6. Rondeau Beach
Rondeau Provincial Park
Second longest beach in Canada at 11km. near a good zoo.
7. Crystal Beach
Fort Erie
Huistoric installations and near the Peace Bridge to Buffalo NY.

Geographic Order of North Shore Beaches in Ontario

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A markerLong Point ON -
Long Point, ON N0E, Canada
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B markerPort Dover ON -
Port Dover, ON, Canada
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C markerPort Stanley -
Port Stanley, ON, Canada
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D markerTurkey Point ON -
Turkey Point, ON N0E, Canada
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E markerRock Point Provincial Park -
Rock Point Provincial Park, Dunnville, ON N1A 2X5, Canada
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F markerRondeau Beach ON -
Rondeau Provincial Park, Morpeth, ON N0P 1X0, Canada
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G markerCrystal Beach -
Crystal Beach, Fort Erie, ON, Canada
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Highlight: Point Pelee National Park

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Point Pelle Marsh in Ontario on Lake ErieCarolinian Canada Marker, at the tip of the Point Pelee National Park in Leamington, Ontario.
Point Pelle Marsh in Ontario on Lake Erie
Point Pelle Marsh in Ontario on Lake Erie | Source
Carolinian Canada Marker, at the tip of the Point Pelee National Park in Leamington, Ontario.
Carolinian Canada Marker, at the tip of the Point Pelee National Park in Leamington, Ontario. | Source

Point Pelee National Park and Historic Events

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A markerPoint Pelee National Park -
Point Pelee National Park, 1118 Point Pelee Dr, Leamington, ON N8H 3V4, Canada
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B markerPelee Island -
Pelee Island, Pelee, ON N0R, Canada
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C markerFox's Dock, Put-in-Bay, Ohio -
Put-In-Bay, OH, USA
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Commercial Wireless Telecommunications Begin

The sites pointed out on the map featured above show where the first commercial ship-to-shore message was broadcast and received. Private for-profit wireless communications, like those advertised by the humorous Verizon tagline, "Do you hear me now?" had their foundation right here.

Lee de Forest (August 26, 1873 – June 30, 1961) was an American inventor with over 180 patents to his credit. He named himself the "Father of Radio," with this famous quote, "I discovered an Invisible Empire of the Air, intangible, yet solid as granite,"

— Project Gutenburg: Article WHEBN0017963339

DeForest Wireless Telegraph Company's observation tower, 1904 Saint Louis World's Fair

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Lake Erie Islands: First Ship to Shore Radio Broadcast in 1907

Commercial radio history was made in 1907 in this island group in the Canadian waters of Lake Erie.

On the 18th day of July, Dr. Lee deForest broadcast the first ship-to-shore radio message from a steamer yacht called Thelma. His message was fast, clear, and well understood, relaying the race results of the 1907 Annual Inter-Lakes Yachting Association Regatta. It was all a big event!

The doctor's assistant Frank Butler, from Monroeville across the border in Ohio, stayed in the pavilion of Fox's Dock at Put-in-Bay, which is the Jet Express launch now. He heard the transmission from the Canadian side of the lake via the doctor's invention that used a vacuum tube and which he named "radio."

This event led to the development of commercial radio and television well before the mid-point of the 20th century... and this led to soap operas!

Deforest Photo and Road Marker

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Lee DeForest broadcasting Columbia phonograph records.
Lee DeForest broadcasting Columbia phonograph records.
Lee DeForest broadcasting Columbia phonograph records. | Source
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More Adventures on Highway 3, the King's Highway

Continuing on Canada Highway 3, you will find many agricultural and pastoral settings that offer relaxation, bed and breakfasts, and wine-and-grape tours.

Near the Ontario-New York Border

Fort Erie - Here we find both a fast growing Ontario City in the Niagara Region and a National historic Site of Canada in the form of an old fort famous in the war of 1812 - 1814. Reenactors resurrect battles for guests often at the fort complex. The fort is an old star-shaped fort like fort Orange in New York.

Peace Bridge - This bridge spans 3,800 feet from Fort Erie to Buffalo. The toll is 3.00USD or 4.00CAD per car, but walking and riding a bicycle across the bridge are free. make sure to visit the First Nations archeological area preserved for history as well as for view by tourists.

Be Careful With Your GPS!

The route to travel completely across the Province of Ontario across Lake Erie is Provincial Route 3. However, automobile GPS systems often route vehicles to the bridge at Lewiston-Queenston instead of the Peace Bridge at Fort Erie and Buffalo.

Four Bridges Connect Southern Ontario and New York

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A markerLewiston-Queenston Bridge -
Lewiston-Queenston Bridge, Lewiston, NY 14092, USA
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B markerRainbow Bridge -
Rainbow Bridge
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C markerWhirlpool Bridge -
2250 Whirlpool St, Niagara Falls, NY 14305, USA
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D markerPeace Bridge -
Peace Bridge, Buffalo, NY 14213, USA
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Magnificent Border Bridges

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Lewiston-Queenston BridgeRainbow BridgeRainbow Bridge lawns.Whirlpool Rapids BridgePeace Bridge
Lewiston-Queenston Bridge
Lewiston-Queenston Bridge | Source
Rainbow Bridge
Rainbow Bridge | Source
Rainbow Bridge lawns.
Rainbow Bridge lawns. | Source
Whirlpool Rapids Bridge
Whirlpool Rapids Bridge | Source
Peace Bridge
Peace Bridge | Source

Peace Bridge: Queen Elizabeth Way

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Peace Bridge, Buffalo, NY 14213, USA
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First Nations Exhibit at the Peace Bridge

Lamoka Points
Lamoka Points | Source

Intriguing First Nations

Mewinzha – A Journey Back in Time presents an interesting archaeological and cultural exhibit in the atrium of the administration building of the bridge in Fort Erie. It is the excellent cumulative result of efforts by the following partner agencies: the Town of Fort Erie, the Fort Erie Native Friendship Centre, Fort Erie Museum Services, and the Buffalo and Fort Erie Public Bridge Authority.

Peace Bridge Archeological Site has been studied and reported in a 556-page document by ASI company, ARCHAEOLOGICAL SERVICES INC . Their historic project at Peace Bridge is located under the plaza in Fort Erie and honors several First Nations/Native North Americans:

  • Genesee people left spear heads and hand drills at this site.
  • Lamokan and Iroquoian triangular arrow points as well as Nanticoke notched points were found int his dig. A Lamoka Lake Site is also active in New York in Tyrone and was named a National Historic Site in 1961, the natives though to have inhabited this area since 3500 BC or BCE. The Lamoka and Iroquois have lived in both New York and Ontario for centuries.
  • Pestle and grinding stones, scrapers, axes and other blades belong to various First Nations.
  • Glass trade copper beads were left here and were used in trade and for jewelry. A variety of smoking pipes were also found.
  • A fishing culture is evident from finds that include net sinkers, harpoons, and various fishing hooks.

From Canada to New York

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Fort Erie at the Canadian end of Peace Bridge.This is the Ontario side of the Border Crossing from Niagara, NY.
Fort Erie at the Canadian end of Peace Bridge.
Fort Erie at the Canadian end of Peace Bridge. | Source
This is the Ontario side of the Border Crossing from Niagara, NY.
This is the Ontario side of the Border Crossing from Niagara, NY. | Source

New York Corner of Lake Erie

Buffalo, Stateside of the Bridges from Canada

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Buffalo, NY, USA
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Best Places on Lake Erie in New York

If your wish to continue your circle tour thr9ough New york and Pennsylvania, many wonderful places await your visit. Thereafter, you might consider the Ohio Side of the lake tour.

Take State Route 5, the Buffalo Skyway, though New York and stop at:

Buffalo - You could spend at least a week here. This city offers so much to see ans do that you might even want to take a job there.

Buffalo Skyway (NY 5) Westbound

Evangola State Park - This extremely clean and well maintained state keeps an active park staff at Lake Erie Beach. They give presentations about local shipwrecks and famous area storms, narrating the accompanying superstitions and singing the songs related to the wrecks and their heroes. Visit the park at 10191 Old Lake Shore Rd, Irving, NY 14081.

Continuing on NY Route 5, you sill find many spectacular views of the lake and pass through small towns and camping areas. If you take the tollway I-90, you will see see the views of the lake. Sport fishing charters are available in Westfield .near the Blue Water Beach Campground.

Ottoway Park and Kampgrounds of America (KOA) make a large green space to visit for relaxation before crossing over into Pennsylvania on PA State Route 5 for the southern shore of Lake Erie. First, stop at the Hot Dog Hutt and Putt in Ripley for mini golf with some great hotdogs.

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Buffalo, NY, USA
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B markerEvangola State Park -
Evangola State Park, 10191 Old Lake Shore Rd, Irving, NY 14081, USA
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C markerBlue Water Beach Camground -
Blue Water Beach Campground, 7364 New York 5, Westfield, NY 14787, USA
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D markerOttoway Park -
Ottoway Park, Westfield, NY 14787, USA
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E markerHot Dog Hut & Putt, Ripley NY -
Ripley, NY 14775, USA
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Circle the Lake Soon

Have a joy filled Lake Erie Circle Tour, no matter what side you take!

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Shyron E Shenko 4 months ago

Patty, this is a wonderful and interesting hub so full of information for vacations, I would love to have ice-wine. When my grandkids would visit in the hot summer I would freeze grapes and they loved them especially if they were small (the grapes I mean).

I don't like the cold of winter but this makes it inviting.

Blessings my friend.


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Patty Inglish, MS 4 months ago from North America Author

@Shyron E Shenko -

I need to try putting some grapes into the freezer for some light refreshment in the summer! You also remind me that we used to make Coke and Pepsi ice cubes, but the corn syrup in the drinks don't allow them to freeze very well now.

Canada, and Michigan as well seem to me to always have cleaner air the the delightful smells of fresh lake water all around them, compared to Ohio. The sky looks different as well., reflecting the waters I think. Ohio has the one Great Lake, but I don't see the same sky color except around Lorain and Avon Lake. But we have plenty of great coastlines up there. :)


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Kristen Howe 4 months ago from Northeast Ohio

Patty, what a great article about Lake Ontario. This was a fascinating hub to read with stellar photos and great information. I never heard of ice wine. Great job! One nit: I think you meant here and not her in first graph.


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Shyron E Shenko 4 months ago

Patty, I had forgotten about the Coke and Pepsi ice cubes. I think it would work well with Pepsi-Next I am going to pick up some today and will give it a try and let you know how they turn out. Pepsi-Next has half the sugar of regular Pepsi. I am looking for soft drinks sweetened with Sweet-Leaf Stevia.

We use to go boating on Lake Michigan when we lived in Chicago, but I think the air along the coast lines is fresher and cleaner.

Again Blessings and Hugs dear friend.

P.S. A sad story. My crows have stopped coming around after the construction started across the road from my home, and I really miss them.


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Patty Inglish, MS 4 months ago from North America Author

No Crows!? Oh no, that is a big loss. I hope they come back sometime; I love birds.

I will be looking for Pepsi-Next today, thanks to your good information, S.E.S - first I'm hearing of it. Stevia is very good as a sweetener as well. Time for more summertime fun!

I am thinking of taking a friend in Michigan to the North Shore of Lake Erie and we will look for more sites to add to these travel recommendations!


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Patty Inglish, MS 4 months ago from North America Author

@Kristen Howe - The north shore of Lake Erie is very much different from the south shore and a delight to experience. The shipwrecks do extend all the way into Lake Ontario!


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Kristen Howe 4 months ago from Northeast Ohio

Oh wow, Patty. Pretty cool!


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mckbirdbks 4 months ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

Hello Patty - this presentation makes me want to throw a bag in the back of the truck and hit the road for some good old sightseeing experiences. Full of wonderlust. Haunted ships and icewine! What a heading for a story!!!


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Faith Reaper 4 months ago from southern USA

Wow, Patty and an interesting combination for a topic of a hub!

My mother actually grew up on the shores of Lake Erie in Ohio. We have some photos of her very young there. She told us a story of when she and her brother were walking along the shores one early morning and it was foggy, they came upon a dead body that had washed up on the shore. All she remembers was that he was a young man with red hair. So sad.

The haunted ships stories are fascinating. The frozen grapes made into icewine sounds yummy too.

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