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Settled in 1816, Sandusky is ideally located with a natural harbor on Lake Erie. Nestled between Toledo and Cleveland, the city boasts one of the finest and best-protected harbors on the Great Lakes, and quickly became a major center of shipping and industry. With a ready supply of limestone, the city attracted German and Irish stonecutters who carved most of the city's earliest buildings from limestone. Sandusky has more than 22 miles of shoreline within its city limits making it a popular place with walkers, bicyclists, birdwatchers and photographers. Located along downtown Sandusky, the Bayfront Corridor offers beautiful public access ...

Settled in 1816, Sandusky is ideally located with a natural harbor on Lake Erie. Nestled between Toledo and Cleveland, the city boasts one of the finest and best-protected harbors on the Great Lakes, and quickly became a major center of shipping and industry. With a ready supply of limestone, the city attracted German and Irish stonecutters who carved most of the city's earliest buildings from limestone. Sandusky has more than 22 miles of shoreline within its city limits making it a popular place with walkers, bicyclists, birdwatchers and photographers. Located along downtown Sandusky, the Bayfront Corridor offers beautiful public access waterfront and a great place to enjoy a scenic sunset. The city is known for its beautifully landscaped parks, historic architecture, Underground Railroad history, sandy white Lake Erie shores, island hopping cruises, abundant fishing and boating, plus an amusement park and resort that opened in 1870. Often voted "the best amusement park in the world," Cedar Point Amusement Park sits on 364 acres and claims the world's largest collection of roller coasters, including the classic "woodie" Blue Streak and the 310-foot-tall Millennium Force. Cedar Point also has a mile-long white sand beach, two water parks, two marinas, several hotels, musical shows and much more to keep visitors entertained.

Jackie Finch
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Jackie Sheckler Finch has written several guidebooks, including The Unofficial Guide to Campgrounds in the Great Lakes States, and four times she was named Travel Writer of the Year by Midwest Travel Writers Association.

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