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City of PC, Lighthouse Point and PIB make best of lists

Shores & Islands

Three destinations in the Lake Erie Shores & Islands region recently earned national recognition for being the best of the best. The city of Port Clinton was named as one of the “Top 10 Most Affordable Lake Towns in 2018” by, while Cedar Point’s Lighthouse Point was named as the “Best RV Park” in Ohio by Reader’s Digest. Put-in-Bay was also named as the “Best Kept Secret” in Ohio by Reader’s Digest and the “Prettiest Town in Ohio” by

According to, a trusted resource for home buyers and sellers, the “Top 10 Most Affordable Lake Towns” list was based on “places where there are plenty of well-priced and available homes, where property values are rising (so snagging a home will be a good investment) and there are plenty of fun things to do on or around the water.” Port Clinton was chosen due to its prime location on one of the Great Lakes, the influx of visitors during the summer and wide variety of locally owned shops, restaurants and more. Plus, its close proximity to area parks and the islands all played a factor in the city making the list.

Across the bay in Sandusky, Cedar Point’s recently expanded Lighthouse Point was named as the “Best RV Park” in Ohio, by Reader’s Digest. Located just steps away from Cedar Point, Cedar Point Shores and the mile-long Cedar Point Beach, Lighthouse Point features 120 full hook-up RV campsites, waterfront cottages, cabins and more. This year, the park introduced 25 new RV sites, complete with amenities such as a fire pit, Adirondack chairs, glider swing and more.

Put-in-Bay earned its accolades as “Best Kept Secret” and “Prettiest Town in Ohio” for its wide variety of family-friendly activities, local restaurants, history and more. This year, visitors can get a bird’s-eye view of the island thanks to the reopening of the observation deck of Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial.

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Jill Bauer is public relations manager for Lake Erie Shores & Islands, 216 E. Water St., Sandusky, 800-255-3743,