Have you ever taken a trip to one of the Great Lakes? Do you know what you have been missing out on?
As the fourth-largest lake of the five Great Lakes in North America, Lake Erie is a hidden gem. It doesn’t matter if you hang out on the shores, rent a boat, or take part in a variety of water activities, it’s a great place to be if you want to simply enjoy life.
While you can visit Lake Erie from Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, and Michigan (among parts of Canada), those who want to capitalize on every aspect of the trip typically head for the shores in OH or PA.
When you visit a body of water of this size, there is always something exciting to do. You never have to worry about wondering where your next adventure will come from.
Here are three activities to put on your schedule:
1. Visit a Public Park
There are several public parks around the lake, all of which you can visit free of cost.
For example, in Pennsylvania, there is a wildlife reserve along the shores of the lake. It’s here that you can get involved with everything from fishing to hiking to cross-country skiing.
Sterling State Park, located in southern Michigan, is another great choice. With roughly 1,300 acres of land, you’ll never find it difficult to locate a place to setup a campsite, hike, or sunbathe.
2. Water Sports
With each passing year, it seems that water sports on Lake Erie grow in popularity.
Kayaking, for example, is among the most popular water sports, especially in tourist areas such as Put-in-Bay, Ohio.
Of course, kayaking is just the start of the fun, with many people regularly boating and swimming. As long as you are visiting during the warm winter months, there are plenty of water sports to get involved with.
3. Dive for Shipwrecks
This is some serious action. While it may not be exciting to everyone, diving for shipwrecks may be just what you need to get your blood flowing.
Check out this excerpt from Wikipedia:
“Lake Erie is a favorite for divers since there are many shipwrecks, perhaps 1,400 to 8,000 according to one estimate, of which about 270 are “confirmed shipwreck locations.” Most wrecks are undiscovered but believed to be well preserved and in good condition and at most only 200 feet (61 m) below the water surface. One report suggests there are more “wrecks per square mile” than any other freshwater location, including wrecks from Native American watercraft.”
What do you think about that? If you’re the diving type, Lake Erie is the place for you. You never know what you’ll find as you make your descent.
So, there you have it. This should give you a better idea of a few things to enjoy if you decide to pick up and head for the shores of Lake Erie. You won’t be disappointed with your trip!