One of Ohio's first lakeside resorts, Geneva on the Lake was once a favorite vacation spot for John D Rockefeller, Henry Ford and Harvey Firestone. Located on the shores of Lake Erie, Geneva on the Lake is still a buzzing summer resort with many activities, boutique wineries, historic sites and plenty of summer happenings.
If you're interested in the town's past, the Summer Fun Heritage Trail will lead you past many of the old vacation homes and historic local places. It's a nice introduction to the resort and gives you a great understanding of how things have changed since 1869.
The Geneva State Park has a lovely sandy beach for sunbathing, swimming and the most popular past time around here, fishing. There are also hiking trails, picnic areas and wonderful bird life to look out for.
The Lake Erie wineries should also be on your list, as these boutique watering holes are not only a great place to sample wines but are dotted along a 50-mile stretch.
Downtown there are plenty of shops and restaurants and several old arcades that add to the historic ambience of this charming lakeside resort.
Summer is the optimal time to visit, as the warm weather makes for the perfect backdrop to sip wine and relax by the water.