Activities & Attractions: Erie County

Cedar Point
Gatekeeper is one of 18 world-class roller coasters at Cedar Point. / Photo courtesy of

Cedar Point
Long heralded as The Roller Coaster Capital of the World, Cedar Point amusement park is known worldwide for its thrilling rides, including the Maverick, Millennium Force, Valravn, Top Thrill Dragster and Steel Vengeance! Located in Sandusky, Cedar Point offers fun for everyone, with rides and entertainment for all ages, plus Cedar Point Shores Water Park and Cedar Point Beach. (1 Cedar Point Drive, Sandusky 44870;419.627.2350;


Kelleys Island
This Erie County treasure is the largest American island in Lake Erie; its northern border is just a few miles shy of Canada. Swim, fish, scuba and kayak off the island, or rent a golf cart or bicycle to explore activities ranging from dining and wineand beer-tasting to bird-watching, putt-putt, horseshoes, basketball and nature walks. For more information visit

Water Parks
Sandusky is also renowned for its waterparks: Kalahari, Great Wolf Lodge, Castaway Bay and Maui Sands. Take your pick of indoor or outdoor water fun, and enjoy on-site lodging if you care to stay.

Firelands Winery, Quarry Hill Winery and Paper Moon Vineyards are just a few of the wineries you’ll discover in this region. Erie County and its neighboring counties are famous for their broad array of winery experiences.

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