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Ohio's Central Lake Erie Coastal Trail

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105.7 miles: 4 hours, 52 minutes
Ohio’s Central Lake Erie Coastal Trail glides past the southern coast of Lake Erie, beginning shortly before Cleveland, one of the state’s most cosmopolitan cities, and ending shortly after Sandusky, home to one of the country’s largest amusement parks.
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Bratenahl to Cleveland
12.4 miles: 42 minutes
The route passes upscale homes on Lake Erie in Bratenahl and skirts downtown Cleveland before entering the heart of the city. Downtown is jam-packed with cool sights like the eye-catching, I. M. Pei-designed Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum and the Great Lakes Science Center’s 150-foot wind turbine.
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Cleveland to Vermilion
39.0 miles: 1 hours, 25 minutes
The stunning 52-story Beaux-Arts-style Terminal Tower, built in 1930, marks the start of the drive out of downtown. After crossing over the Cuyahoga River on the Main Avenue bridge, a relaxing ride with scenic views of Lake Erie stretches for miles. Pause along the way at idyllic beaches and fishing piers.
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Vermilion to Marblehead
54.2 miles: 2 hours, 44 minutes
Quaint small-town vibes await you in Vermilion, while Sandusky’s 22 miles of coastline and indoor waterparks allow for tons of aquatic fun year-round. Cedar Point, a 364-acre amusement park that opened in 1870, counts 17 roller coasters among its many rides. The 1821 Marblehead Lighthouse will delight shutterbugs.