Think Lake County Blog

Things to do in Lake County, Ohio

August 20th, 2014

Fairport Family Restaurant

Last month, while running all over Lake County taking photos for the Lake County Visitors Bureau’s InstaTour, my gang stopped for dinner at Fairport Family Restaurant.  This diner-style restaurant is conveniently located just up the hill from Fairport Harbor Lakefront Park Beach and diagonally across the street from the Marine Museum and Lighthouse. We were...   READ MORE

August 15th, 2014

Cleveland Scene brings Pig and Whiskey to Lake County

Cleveland Scene is bringing national music artist, Uncle Kracker, to downtown Willoughby – FOR FREE! Did we also mention that there will be over 50 whiskeys to try, mouth-watering meats, a Cleveland Cocktail Corner, and the Cleveland Browns in attendance?  Whoa. This Labor Day weekend is the inaugural “Pig & Whiskey” event on Saturday, August...   READ MORE

August 15th, 2014

Farm markets in Perry

For two months out of every year, I have the best five-mile commute in the Midwest!  Depending on which route I take to our nursery, I get the opportunity to drive by seven local Farm Markets…twice a day! On Lockwood Road, North Perry Village, the Gerlicas have a forty-acre farm, mostly enrolled in farmland preservation,...   READ MORE

August 13th, 2014

Flash Libraries popping up in Lake County

Call me biased, but I think a good book can be the right garnish to almost any situation. Enjoying a concert at Civic Center Park? How about a Carlos Santana biography to go along with that? Relaxing with your toes in the sand during BeachFest over at Mentor Headlands? All you need is a cool...   READ MORE

August 11th, 2014

Classic Jet Center Charter Flights

Where can you go in 4 hours? Major airlines service Lake County, Ohio out of Cleveland-Hopkins Airport (CLE) and Akron Canton Airport (CAK). If you are looking to avoid the delays, rush, baggage handlers, and just general commotion of major airports, however, there is another option. Located in Willoughby, Ohio is the Classic Jet Center...   READ MORE

August 7th, 2014

An Elevator in an 1800s Mansion

Steele Mansion hasn’t seen this much activity since it was built in 1867! Work is progressing rapidly both inside and outside. All of you who drive past Steele Mansion know that the old one-lane driveway has been removed. It will be replaced by a beautiful two-lane driveway surfaced with brick-colored pavers. This same paving surface...   READ MORE

August 4th, 2014

Kirtland Hills’ 1492 Stone House

In the history of Kirtland Hills, perhaps the most famous estate is that of Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. Its story dates back to 1492. In 1923, the John Wanamaker store in Philadelphia arranged the purchase of three stone houses in England.  The homes were disassembled and imported to America. One of these stone houses found...   READ MORE