Ashtabula Ohio Lakeshore Park

Judy Ellen By Judy Ellen, 17th May 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/3z5281az/
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This article with pictures tells about all the fun happenings at Ashtabula Lakeshore Park located on the shores of Lake Erie.

The Entrance

After you make your entrance, you will soon discover a duck pond to your left with a swan, several ducks and geese sitting on the ground. The pond has a beautiful waterfall and the ducks enjoy swimming around it. There are also several other ducks nesting on dry land with beautiful flowers and greenery all around them!

Sitting Geese

Once you get out of your car to get a closer view of the pond, you will notice that the geese do not move. I was able to get up close to take a great picture of the geese. I was almost tempted to pet them but I managed to restrain myself. However, the next time I visit this park I will try to pet them.

Mesmerized by the pond

As soon as I approached the pond, the ducks started swimming towards me!! I felt privileged that they would do this! However, soon after they discovered that I had nothing to feed them they started to swim away. I tried to get them to turn around by calling them so that I could get a good close up picture! They hesitated briefly and then called my bluff. No food! No close ups!! Yes, the next time I will come prepared!!

Beautiful Lake Erie

After you tear yourself away from the duck pond and make your way down the road, you will discover the beautiful Lake Erie! I am looking forward to bringing our precious granddaughters here for swimming, picnicking and hiking. I took all the pictures of Ashtabula Lakeshore Park on a cold day so there were not many people around. As soon as the weather gets a little warmer it will be hard for me to take pictures that don’t include people. Then I will have to ask their permission before taking photographs.

Picnic Area

The picnic areas are very well manicured and include a picnic table, a grill and beautiful trees. For today’s visit we won’t be picnicking because it was a bit too cold. However, the next time I will make sure to pack a picnic lunch, and, oh yes, I must not forget the duck food.

Playground with concession stand in the background

On days when it may be too cold for swimming you can take your toddler to the play ground and afterwards visit the concession stand for a snack. The ground in the playground area is padded with sand which makes it safer for youngsters.

The Loading Dock behind the concession stand

Further down the road is the loading dock for those lucky people who can actually afford a boat! To the left is a small beech house for changing clothes before and after swimming. There are also public restrooms.

In Conclusion! Ashtabula may have lost Sears, and it famous Mall but we still have a very fine tourist attraction in this Great Park on the shores of Lake Erie. Lake Erie is what put Ashtabula on the map in the first place. By the way, Lake Erie is only 7 miles from my home in Plymouth Township.

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Beautiful Landscaping, Boating, Duck Pond, Lake Erie, Lakeshore Playground, Parks, Shore Of Lake Erie, Sitting Geese, Swimming

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author avatar Judy Ellen
I love writing poetry, songs articles on Christianity, health, anything pertaining to families! I love writing reviews on my favorite TV programs such as Discovery, Animal planet and Dr. Phil.

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author avatar Retired
17th May 2012 (#)

What a lovely place

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author avatar Pradeep Kumar B
18th May 2012 (#)

A beautiful description of the picnic spot. The pictures are excellent. I got the feeling of being there myself. Thank you Judy.

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author avatar Delicia Powers
18th May 2012 (#)

Judy, just lovely...thanks for taking us with you:0)!

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author avatar Retired
19th May 2012 (#)

nice park

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
20th May 2012 (#)

Thanks for sharing your visit to such a lovely, relaxing park Judy. Wonderful pictures too. - siva

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author avatar Teila
22nd May 2012 (#)

Great job JUDY!!!!!!

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author avatar Md Rezaul Karim
2nd Jun 2012 (#)

In one word- Beautiful. So, greatly viewed and shared. Thank you Charming Judy.

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