Sandusky offers a wide variety of outdoors and sporting activities.  Area golf courses include Keys (9 holes only, not exactly a good course though), Mills Creek, Woussickett, and Thunderbird Hills and Sawmill Creek in Huron.  Public tennis courts are available near the Battery Park marina.  Birdwatching is great at Old Womans Creek and Sheldons Marsh in Huron and at Crane Creek and Magee Marsh near Port Clinton.  The Sandusky Speedway offers car racing on weekend nights. 

 The area is known for it's great High School athletics.  Sandusky High School, Perkins High School and St. Marys High School all have great athletic programs and are the Alma Maters to Orlando Pace (Ohio State/SHS) Brandon Schnittker (PHS/Ohio State) of football fame, and home of the Opfer brothers (SMCC/Kent State), one of the greatest wrestling legacies in the US.  SMCC is home to many State Wrestling Champions, individual and Team Champs, and PHS was a major State football contender in the late 90's and early 00's.