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Lakeside Chautauqua

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Address: 236 Walnut Ave, Lakeside, OH 43440-1498
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+1 419-798-4461
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For more than 140 years, Lakeside Chautauqua has welcomed families to the...

For more than 140 years, Lakeside Chautauqua has welcomed families to the Lake Erie shore to take part in a summer Chautauqua experience dedicated to nurturing mind, body and spirit.

Lakeside Chautauqua is an historic community in Ohio that offers an abundance of spiritual opportunities, educational lectures, cultural arts performances and recreational activities during its 10-week summer programming season. It is also a year-round destination for groups of all sizes.

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A Little Slice of Heaven

Growing up, I would count down the days until I arrived at Lakeside. That was because Lakeside, Ohio was my favorite place and still is today. I love how connected I feel to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed February 8, 2017
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2017

Growing up, I would count down the days until I arrived at Lakeside. That was because Lakeside, Ohio was my favorite place and still is today. I love how connected I feel to nature, others, and God when I am there. Lakeside is all about nurturing your mind, body, and soul, and for me, I know that this place has... More 

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Port Townsend, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2017

Rented a small cottage on one floor. Have been coming here for years. Grandfather had a cottage. Always a treat to be able to run around safely when I was a kid and now, too. Lots of programs for history, health, movies, music. Like yoga for the soul.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2016

We love coming here every year. The views are great and the atmosphere is lovely. The nearby beach and local shops make you want to move to the area. We will continue to visit.

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Norwalk, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

A beautiful quaint lakeside retreat center. Wonderful cottages, historic hotel, lakeside parks, shopping, ice cream, and so very peaceful and relaxing. I spend a week here every summer. I always have a hard time leaving!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

I feel like I am in heaven passing through the gates of Lakeside! It reminds me of watching Mayberry on TV. It is so relaxing and a reminder of days gone by. Kids riding bikes, beautiful lakefront pier, charming century hotel w/screened porch w/wicker furniture to read/watch the lake/take a nap! Quaint homes and cottages galore! The entertainment in Hoover... More 

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Grosse Pointe, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

Meet up with family and friends from across the nation. Take art classes, craft classes, hear music, dance classes, hear challenging lectures, see shows, worship together in Hoover Auditorium. There is not enough time to do everything!!!

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Cleveland Heights, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

Lakeside is a step back in time. Wonderful place for family time and reflection. Entertaining shows at Hoover Auditorium, Putt Putt and amazing sunsets on the pier are just a few of the things that have kept us coming back for 40+ years. I think the perfect word to describe Lakeside is wholesome.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

We absolutely love this quiet little community, kind of disappointed we were not allowed to sail today due to the wind, but that is of course out of our control! Beautiful scenery and super wonderful people!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

Lakeside keeps to its goals of providing opportunities for wellness, spirituality and education. The recreation - Lake Erie, shuffleboard, parks, mini golf, walking paths etc are well maintained and either included in the gate fee or a nominal fee (I.e. Mini golf was $3.50 per person but no additional fee for shuffleboard). Plenty of food options (donuts at "The Patio"... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016

We have been coming here for 25+ years. Your stay is certainly on the costly side due to the gate fees but considering all the activities you can choose from and the safety factor all contribute to a family friendly place. Lately we have stayed in one of the hospitality houses which suited us perfectly. Will highly recommend Lakeside for... More 

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