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Conneaut Lake is perhaps best-known for its amusement park; Conneaut Lake Park. Built in 1892 on the western shore of the lake, it is home to myriad rides and endless hours of family fun. The park was first called Exposition Park, beginning as a picnic area and slowly growing and adding attractions. After a fire in 1908, the park was rebuilt and finally renamed Conneaut Lake Park in 1920. Children and adults alike delight in the Ferris wheel, tilt-a-whirl, bumper cars, water rides, and roller coasters. In fact, the famous Blue Streak wooden roller coaster has garnered fans from all over the world and is a not-to-be missed pilgrimage if you're in the Conneaut Lake area.
After a fun-filled visit to the park, you'll be ready to experience the beauty of the sparkling lake waters that offer year-round entertainment. In the warm summer months, swimmers and water athletes find relief in the cool, deep waters. With no horse power limit on the lake, visitors and residents enjoy the breeze in their hair as they watch the scenery go by or pull a water skier behind them. Lazy afternoons are spent bathing in the sun, picnicking on the shores, and enjoying nature.
Be sure to visit the Conneaut Cellars Winery. Located on Conneaut Lake Road, Conneaut Cellars is an award winning Lake Erie regional winery. Stop in and taste a wide variety of white, red, rose, and sparkling wines.
Nearby is Pymatuning State Park. Here you can see the ducks actually walk on the fish as the fish congregate at the spillway of the reservoir to scramble for bread from the tourists.
The Grove City Prime Outlets are a 40 minute ride on Rt. 79S. Stores include, among many others, Liz Claiborne, Tommy Hilfiger, Polo, Nautica, Calvin Klein, Coach, Chico's, Golf Mania, and Sony. The Volant Village Shops on Rt. 208 are a short ride from the outlets. Nestled on the Neshannock Creek, these shops are a quaint stop for dining or browsing. Shops include the Shoppe at River's Edge, Special Teas, James Creek Galleries, The Kitchen Shoppe, and Attic Treasures to name a few.
Take a short drive north to Edinboro, you will find the Wooden Nickel Buffalo Farm. The Wooden Nickel offers the rare opportunity to see 2,000 lb American bison grazing in the pasture. The farm has a gift shop, restaurant, and offers tours. Be sure to try the bison burgers or the bison chili. Edinboro is also the home of Edinboro University of Pennsylvania.
A bit further north is the city of Erie. You can spend an evening playing the slots or table games at the Presque Isle racetrack and casino. The racetrack operates between the months of May through September.
Millcreek Mall is also located in Erie features over 175 stores including Macys, Penneys, Sears, Bon-Ton, Burlington Coat Factory, and Coldwater Creek. The mall also has a large variety of restaurants and theaters.
The fall months at Conneaut Lake are spent marveling at the colorful countryside as the leaves change, smelling the crisp scent of autumn, and enjoying the annual Fall Pumpkinfest, complete with themed events, inflatable rides, a haunted train ride, and a pumpkin pirate ship cruise.
And as Fall fades into winter, temperatures drop and snow begins to fall, turning the area into a winter wonderland, perfect for sledding, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, ice skating and snowman-building.
Conneaut Lake is a steelhead fishery. Other popular game fish include stocked trout, smallmouth bass, walleye, muskellunge, and pike.