Lakeside Chautauqua

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Lakeside Chautauqua
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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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Jubilee Jer
Springfield, OH1,712 contributions
Nice going down memory lane
Apr 2021 • Couples
I visited here for a week every summer while I was a child and we rented a cottage during the United Methodist Conference every year. I haven’t been to lakeside in over 40 years. Many things remain the same several things have changed.
I did not realize there was a fee to enter lakeside and that it was a gated closed community. We visited here in early April before they started charging for entrance in May so we got in without a paying the fee. I guess we came at the right time to go down memory lane. I probably would not have entered if they wanted me to pay to enter.
We really enjoyed walking along the shore line and out on the peer. Many memories of playing in the park, watching movies at the theater, riding bikes as a child. The entire community was very peaceful and quant.
Written April 10, 2021
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snpkelley
Uniontown, OH388 contributions
Love it
Aug 2020 • Friends
I love this place! Aside from the fact that it's ridiculously expensive to get in, it is always a retreat and a place I would love to stay longer. I did not appreciate having to wear a mask outside while playing shuffleboard far from anyone around me I don't know. This is a bit over the top.
Written August 31, 2020
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writerbarbking
Cincinnati, OH175 contributions
If you need vibrant nightlife, high speed thrills and alcohol to enjoy your vacation, go elsewhere
Aug 2020 • Friends
If you are looking for vibrant nightlife, Lakeside is not for you. If you need high speed excitement, motorboats and alcohol to feel great about your vacation, do not come to Lakeside. If you are looking for peace, serenity, and a beautiful place to reconnect with family, friends, nature and faith, you’ve found your place.
Written August 1, 2020
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Lyss
3 contributions
not the place to camp/stay for summer vaca
Jul 2020 • Family
So we decided to take our small
Summer vaca at the Lakeside Chautauqua campground ... with a good old fashioned tent. Which there was suppose to be an all Tent strip small but regardless all tents is what it showed online and on map they gave us... we get there an have to pay a daily car fee and entry fee costing over 100$.. we had to show it every time to get in or even out. We get in there and have to grab our site assignment from a box... get to the site and it’s the worst tent camp site. 45$ a night plus tax and it felt like we were in someone’s small yard.. we had cable lines in our site. Not allowed to have a fire pit unless you bring it and it can sit off the ground.. or you can rent one for 25$ ... nothing to cook on like most camp sites come with grills attached. You just get an electric and water hook up.. the campsite manager was never in her little office even during the hours of 10-2.
We were surrounded by RV’s full Of unfriendly people that acted like they have never seen a tent before.. walking around lakeside my boys would say hi to people and everyone just gave them crazy looks or ignored them. The pier area is pretty cool but we decided to cut our stay there short and go camp elsewhere for one night due to all of this. Because we paid all this money but just wanted to spend as little time at the site as possible because of the experience.. this was our boys first actual camping experience.. and it was awful.. my parents took me and my sisters camping constantly and we loved it... I was sad this camping experience was a bit awkward for everyone.

Point being! If you wanna enjoy your summer vaca or camp vaca TRADITIONALLY with a tent and all... don’t go here... these are not accepting ppl and this is not what a camping trip should feel like..
ridiculous costs ridiculous fees unfriendly staff and the campers/ ppl that stay there summer to summer unfriendly town people the list goes on..
I don’t know how anyone can enjoy themselves here.
Written July 26, 2020
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Craig K
Blue Springs, MO177 contributions
Great Family Vacation Spot
Jul 2020
I have been going since I was a kid and was able to return over 4th of July. Wonderful to see how it has progressed and stayed in it's roots as a wonderful place to visit as a couple or with families. You can rent a house for a week and enjoy the shuffleboard, swimming, fishing, mini golf, pickelball, entertainment etc... Absolutely a 10

Recommendations: Rent a golf cart for the week, Enjoy the local food, head to Put-in-Bay for the day, Visit Cedar Point (if they ever open) ...
Written July 12, 2020
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Sandy K
Marblehead, OH206 contributions
Quiet, Peaceful Getaway
Jul 2020
Lakeside is a beautiful, quiet, peaceful place to enjoy a day of rest and relaxation. Visit the quaint gift shops, eat lunch along the lakefront, enjoy an outdoor concert. Despite fewer entertainment options due to COVID-19 restrictions, there's plenty still available to fill a day. Miniature golf, shuffleboard, basketball and volleyball courts are open, and canoe and kayak rentals are available. Always a rejuvenating visit!
Written July 7, 2020
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William O
Johnstown, CO340 contributions
Family vacation area
Aug 2019
Heard about this from friends and spent time at their cottage. Perfect place for all family, young and old. Lots of activities for both. Can spend a day or if able to rent a place more time. Many activities included with admission. Please look up the website for more information, and if we lived closer would probably spend part of each summer there.
Written September 5, 2019
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Tarrian M
3 contributions
Loved it
Aug 2019 • Family
Seen brian regan at the hoover theather wenr back next day for fishing and water park. They even have a splash pad by the fishing dock. The people are so friendly cant wait to take my daughter back next year
Written September 3, 2019
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siglerk76
Warren, OH249 contributions
Great beautiful place.
Aug 2019 • Family
This place is a hidden gem. It is beautiful, quite and you can spend a two to four hours easily. There are some nice coffe shops, playground for kids, a small beach, some sprinklers and a kiddie pool. If you are going for more then 1.5 hours then it cost 8$ for adult and nothing for kids. I think it is a must see if you are in the area.
Enjoy.
Written August 28, 2019
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Ursula B
Columbus, OH12 contributions
Idyllic and serene ice cream-filled visit
Aug 2019 • Family
Rent a golf cart and explore the homes at this beautiful lakeside haven. It’s affordable and easy to get around via bike or on foot. The community hosts art classes, concerts, and wellness classes which are included with your entry fee. Lakeside Chautauqua really caters to your mind, body and soul. It’s also a “dry” community, so don’t expect to find alcoholic drinks at any of the restaurants. A market is on the outskirts of town - on 5th street - to buy provisions. If you like ice cream, you will have several options! Enjoy! We loved it!
Written August 19, 2019
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