Lake Erie is a great place to end your trip. And the view of the lake from the Marblehead Peninsula can’t be beat. The Marblehead Lighthouse stands on the peninsula’s rocky edge. It’s the oldest, continuously operational lighthouse on the Great Lakes. The lighthouse has been providing a beacon to boaters since 1822. It is now operated by Ohio’s park system, and tours of the lighthouse are available.
After you’ve climbed to the top of the lighthouse, take a walk along the peninsula’s rocky shoreline. During my visit the winds were fierce, and the waves were crashing violently, so I didn’t stay long.
From Marblehead, you can look across at Cedar Point, the self-proclaimed Roller Coaster Capitol of the world. If you can stomach fast, wild rides, Cedar Point is definitely worth a day of your vacation.
The Marblehead Lighthouse is especially stunning at sunset, when struck by the fading light.
Note: This trip was first published in 2005.