The list of things to see and do in and around Port Clinton are numerous and so this post will be part I.
Port Clinton lies on the north coast of Lake Erie in Ottawa County and is known as, the "Walleye Capital of the World". So there is your first clue about what to do while in Port Clinton. Fishing! Everywhere you look you see people fishing. Some fish from shore, others from boardwalk's and bridges, and many from boats. Lots of marina's to dock your boat, or to enjoy a stroll to take in the sites.
Camping, swimming, shopping, and site-seeing are a few more of the items on the large list of things to see and do.
DeWitt Clinton a New York Stateman proposed building a canal from the mouth of The Portage River in Sandusky County to The Ohio River in Cincinnati. 1212 acres of land were purchased, and a surveyor selected. Several years later in 1827 the selected surveyor, General Lytle's stepson bought the same 1212 acres for a mere $1,000.00 and began platting the town of Port Clinton. The town was named in honor of DeWitt Clinton known as The Father of The Erie Canal; though he died just 4 months prior to the completion of the platting. Ultimately, the canal project was a failure due to insufficient water flow. Port Clinton grew despite the failed canal project. In 1999 the downtown revitalization of Port Clinton began giving all who visit a wide range of activities to enjoy.
Those who know me, know I am NOT a shopper. Not in the traditional since anyway. But, give me a good yarn shop.........I could spend all day fingering the yarn making purchases and chatting.
Just For Ewe is not just any yarn shop! The shop is owned by Christi someone you've got to meet. Fiber for Knitting, Crocheting, Spinning, Weaving and more. This is MUST stop even for those among you who don't knit or crochet etc. There are 7 shops here all quaint, cute and fun. Buy some homemade goodies to eat, hand crafted purses, shoes or beautiful jewelery. And if that doesn't entice you come and feed the animals!
Through a wonderful conversation with Christi she donated yarn to help me with warming the homeless. I'll get it photographed so please check it out, over on Bridge and Beyond. She gifted Julie with an extra goodie because it was her birthday. We left the shop after a hug, the warmth of finding a new friend made the day special.
I do plan to return when I can spend more time.
You can find Christi at 9523 East Harbor Road (Route 163), Lakeside/Marblehead, Ohio 43440 right on the way to the famous Marblehead Lighthouse. Go, visit and shop...tell her Sandy sent ya.