A Quality of Life Like No Other

Come for a visit, stay for a lifetime.

Ask just about anyone who lives here and they will be more than happy to tell you about why they love living on the Marblehead Peninsula.  The peninsula is made of up Danbury Township, the Village of Marblehead, and Lakeside Chautauqua, each with its own unique history and distinct charm.  Many people choose the area because of it’s unique position along the southern shores of Lake Erie.  Miles and miles of shoreline surround the area with access to Lake Erie and Sandusky Bay.  Visitors come from around the world to experience the opportunity to step back in time to a simpler place.  A place that offers a break from big city life and presents opportunities to just take a deep breath and relax.

In addition to so many options on the peninsula, the Kelleys Island Boat Line is the only ferry service to Kelleys Island.  Hope aboard and spend a day at one of the most relaxing islands on Lake Erie.  Take your car, maybe your bikes or you can just walk on for an island adventure that is sure to please most everyone and has something to offer the whole family.

Did we mention the schools?  The Danbury Local Schools are highly regarded for it’s quality education from grades Kindergarten through 12th grade.  Small class sizes mean more one on one time with students.  The teachers here are part of the community and immerse themselves in the lives of the children and families who live here.  A real sense of family is alive and well at Danbury and it’s a place where teachers teach for generations.

There are so many wonderful reasons to live here.  Plan a weekend getaway soon and you may just find your home away from home or possibly, your next full time residence.

 

 

 

Artwork Credit:  Bailey VanKirk, Desdemona’s Art Gallery

The Marblehead Lighthouse

A Must See

The Marblehead Lighthouse was first lighted in 1822 and is the Great Lakes’ oldest lighthouse in continuous operation. It also became the first Great Lake lighthouse with a female light keeper when Rachel Wolcott, the wife of the first light keeper Benajah Wolcott, took over after his 1832 death.

Built from limestone, which was quarried locally, and clay bricks, the lighthouse originally stood 50 feet tall, and keepers tended 13 wicked lamps fueled with whale oil.

Light station improvements included adding a Fresnel lens in 1858, constructing a two-story keepers’ home next to the tower in 1880, raising the light tower to 65 feet in 1897, and electrifying the beacon in 1923.

The Coast Guard automated the light in 1958.

The Marblehead Lighthouse Historical Society formed in 1998, when the state assumed ownership of the light. The group opened a museum at the keepers’ home in 2000.

The museum and light tower is closed in the winter months but is open for tours from spring through fall.  There is a $2 charge to climb the tower for adults and children 6 years old and older.  The schedule may vary so please visit the website for up to date hours.

Charming Shops and Restaurants Galore

Spend the Day on the Peninsula

So many choices, so little time.  When planning your next visit to the area, consider staying at one of the locally owned and operated inns where you can relax after a full day of sightseeing, shopping and dining. Listed below are links to numerous area businesses that will surely not disappoint.  You may just end up joining countless others who came to spend a weekend and decided to stay for life.

Shopping
Ferguson Art Studio
Desdemona’s Art Gallery
The Pink Perch
Martha and Mollys
Christi’s Just for Ewe
The Painted Rose Gallery
The Fabulous Female

Lodging
Redfern Inn
Easy Wind Inn

Dining
The Marblehead Galley
Avery’s Cafe and Catering
Big Boppers
Cleats
Sloopys Pizza
Peninsula Restaurant
The Hotel Lakeside

Nightlife and Entertainment
Erie Social Club
Jamestown Tavern
Rockypoint Winery
Canoe Club


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