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“If you get bored while visiting Lakeside, it is your own fault!”

Lakeside Chautauqua
Ranked #1 of 3 things to do in Lakeside
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Owner description: For more than 140 years, Lakeside Chautauqua has welcomed families to the Lake Erie shore to take part in a summer Chautauqua experience dedicated to nurturing mind, body and spirit. Lakeside Chautauqua is an historic community in Ohio that offers an abundance of spiritual opportunities, educational lectures, cultural arts performances and recreational activities during its 10-week summer programming season. It is also a year-round destination for groups of all sizes.
Reviewed 27 July 2018

There is so much to do, and yet it is also as restful and relaxing as you choose. The atmosphere within this vacation community is safe, fun, and very relaxing. This was my second time visiting friends while they were vacationing here. The history is rich. The activities are plentiful! When you are there, don't miss getting the Lakeside news paper for the week, and seeing all of the activities that are scheduled. Speakers, Concerts, Comedians, Art classes and shows, a craft fair...and so much more! Both visits I enjoyed great shopping, they have sweet, adorable shops. The cabins I have seen so far have been well maintained. The walking path along the lake is a must! You cannot relax and rest in a more pleasant atmosphere. Family friendly & for all ages!!!

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Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

If you need T-shirt shops, bars, wave pools and amusement rides, this is not the place for you. To riff on a Prince hit, at Lakeside, you party like it’s 1899.

The pace is slower here. It’s quaint and a throwback. I have a 6 year old girl and she enjoys God Squad and the art classes. There is a nice miniature golf course, world class shuffleboard courts, tennis and pickle ball courts, walking trails, at least four parks and incredible landscaping and gardens throughout. There is a pool and fitness center now as well as swimming and a small beach at the lake. There are lectures, entertainment in the Hoover and plenty of adult recreation and art classes if so inclined. The view of the islands is spectacular and so is the sunset on the dock.

After 51 weeks of rushing, it’s nice to slow down and enjoy the simpler things.

We can’t recommend Lakeside enough.

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Reviewed 14 July 2018

Have ventured twice to Lakeside, the second time for four days. Outstanding performances at the Hoover Auditorium, great lectures by professionals on numerous topics, and touring the village by walking or bicycle is like entering an art gallery of Victorian and "seaside" cottages. Easy access to swimming, sailing, kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, tennis, pickleball, and by all means, TRY OUT THE SHUFFLEBOARD!!! Fantastic for family members of ALL ages!

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Reviewed 4 July 2018 via mobile

We discovered Lakeside many years ago and used to rent a house for a week each year. Our children and their friends loved it and for all of us it was a great family time. Now that they are grown, we go as a couple and soon we will go with them again, this time with grandchildren. The place is awesome and here are some of the reasons: 1. children can be somewhat independent and ride bikes safely. 2. Nightly entertainment. 3. Lots of activities for all ages, swimming, tennis, or shuffle board, for example. 4. Club activities. 5. Can stay at a house, a B&B, or a hotel. 6. Good food on premises. 7. Great ice cream. 8. Proximity to East Harbor Park where there is a nice sandy beach with breakers. 9. Interesting shopping on the premises and around. 10. Great place for family reunions in the fall (inexpensive and very fun). 11. Walking trails. 12. Great atmosphere. I can go on and on, but will summarize by saying a visit to Lakeside is worth every penny! Have s great time!

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Reviewed 22 June 2018

You cannot beat this little community for a family vacation. This is the second year that our family rented a lovely cottage there. The classes, entertainment, atmosphere of this town where you can just let your children run around and be safe with other great families..is the best. It is like a throwback where you can let your kids out to have fun on their own...make sure you bring your bikes and ride around, walk the property and enjoy a slower, fun atmosphere. The classes they have for all ages are just fantastic!

1  Thank Barb H
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