Lakeside Ohio

Welcome to Lakeside Chautauqua

In our fast-paced world full of modern conveniences, many families are searching for a unique vacation destination to rest, renew and reconnect.

For more than 140 years, Lakeside Chautauqua has welcomed families to the Lake Erie shore to take part in a Chautauqua experience dedicated to nurturing mind, body and spirit. The experience is a step back in time to a place where values, traditions and family remain the key focus.

A Year-Round Escape

There's no place quite like Lakeside Chautauqua. It is a historic, Chautauqua community located between Cleveland and Toledo on Lake Erie’s south shore. It's a year-round destination that provides rest and renewal experiences for groups of all sizes.

Many couples, families and retreats take the opportunity to reconnect during the peaceful months of fall, winter and spring. A variety of accommodations are also offered year-round.

During the summer, Lakeside offers an abundance of spiritual opportunities, educational lectures, arts performances and recreational activities. Quaint shopping and family-friendly restaurants complete the experience.

Live the Lakeside Chautauqua Experience

It's our mission to enrich the quality of life for all people, to foster traditional Christian values and to nurture relationships through opportunities for renewal and growth – spiritually, intellectually, culturally and physically – while preserving Lakeside’s heritage.

Lakeside is a unique experience for each person. We invite you to experience our Chautauqua community this summer in your own way; reconnect with family, renew spiritually, expand intellectually, unleash your creativity or challenge yourself physically. The opportunities are endless. You'll soon realize why Lakeside has remained an annual tradition for generations.

For more information on vacationing or living the Lakeside Chautauqua experience, visit or call (419) 798-4461.

Support the Lakeside Chautauqua Mission

Lakeside Chautauqua is a nonprofit organization that relies on the generosity of families, friends, volunteers and its dedicated staff. Our Chautauqua programming and upkeep of the facilities and grounds are made possible through the philanthropic support of generous Lakesiders like you.

There are countless ways you can help make a difference. We invite you to support Lakeside by giving a financial gift, volunteering your time, sharing the experience with a friend, planning a legacy gift for the future or joining The Endowment for Life Initiative.

To learn more about supporting Lakeside Chautauqua, visit or contact (419) 798-5396. We're truly thankful for your continued generosity.

What is a ‘Chautauqua?’

“Chautauqua” represents a community that welcomes all people to gather and participate in lifelong learning opportunities through four pillars: religion, education, cultural arts and recreation.

Lakeside was among the first communities founded as part of the Chautauqua Movement in North America, a cultural and educational movement that flourished during the 19th and 20th centuries. At the height of its existence, the movement attracted millions to hear preachers, educators, explorers, scientists, politicians and entertainers.

Visit the Chautauqua Trail

Today, Lakeside Chautauqua thrives as one of the few Chautauqua communities in North America, offering a place for all people to grow – spiritually, intellectually, culturally and physically.

Many people are discovering that lifelong learning is essential to living a happy and fulfilling life. As the demand for an authentic, cultural experience grows, Chautauqua communities across North America are thriving.

The Chautauqua Movement holds a respected place in North American history, and Lakeside Chautauqua remains a leader of this cultural phenomenon. We invite you to explore the Chautauqua Trail with your family. For more information, visit