Lakeside Ohio

From entertaining concerts and shuffleboard tournaments to engaging lectures and children’s programs, Lakeside Chautauqua has a variety of opportunities for your family vacation this summer. Browse the monthly or daily calendars and search the event list to plan your visit to Lake Erie. The calendar changes frequently, so check back for updates to the programming schedule.

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Wooden Boat Rides & Sunset Cruises


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06:00pm – 09:00pm

Information Center, Dock (map)

The Lakeside Wooden Boat Society offers a variety of summer boating events.

Wooden boat rides run every Monday and Thursday until August 17. These 30-minute rides begin at 6 p.m. with the last ride departing at 7:30 p.m. The cost is $20 for adults and $6 for children (ages 4-12).

Hour-long sunset cruises aboard Amazing Grace, a fully restored 1937 Richardson Cruiseabout, start at 8 p.m. The cost is $32 for adults and $10 for children (ages 4-12)

Each cruise requires a minimum of four passengers, with a maximum of six. Children age 3 & under are not permitted on any wooden boat rides.

The Lakeside Information Center takes reservations for both boat rides. Contact (419) 798-4461, ext. 266 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Visit the center for details about cancellations and inclement weather.

Private Amazing Grace charters are also available for weddings, anniversaries, birthdays or other special events. Contact the Conference & Event Planning Office at (419) 798-4461, ext. 279 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) to book a private charter.

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