Yesterday, Mom and I hit the road to Pennsylvania to check out the Presque Isle Downs and Casino, just over the border in Erie. It was a pretty day for a drive. It took a little over half an hour to get there from Conneaut, mostly freeway. We played for a couple hours and then had a great lunch at Brew Brothers, the restaurant up on the 2nd floor with a view of the race track. Nothing was running at that time, unfortunately. The slots were tight, but they kept us going for a bit.
Today, we opted for an adventure that was free. Leaving from Conneaut, we took 531, the Lake Erie Coastal Ohio Trail. This road runs mostly along the coast of Lake Erie, though there are some dips further inland. A pretty trip that takes you from Conneaut to Geneva-on-the-Lake, OH, if you’re traveling due west. We stopped at Geneva Township Park.
A large park with a playground, covered picnic area and a wide open clearing right on the water, it was a beautiful sight.
There really wasn’t a beach to speak of, like what we’re used to on the Florida Gulf Coast. Still, it was an impressive sight. It is hard to believe this is just a lake and not a small ocean in itself, based on the vast size of it.
There are stairs leading down from the covered picnic area that let you get up close to the water.
I opted not to get too close to the water, due to the fact that it wasn’t an excessively warm day and I know the Great Lakes aren’t known for their bathwater temperature water, like the Gulf is. Still, it was amazing to see the power of the waves crashing against the rocks and docks.
Back up the steps, the park is laid out so you have access to both sunshine and shade, with plenty of seating for those who just want to watch the marvels that are the Great Lakes.
We keep hearing the trains rolling through town all night, so we might head over to the Conneaut Railroad Museum tomorrow.