Established in 1818, the northern Ohio town of Sandusky is the county seat of Erie County. It is located approximately one hour from the major city of Cleveland and sits on beautiful Lake Erie, the fourth largest of the five Great Lakes.
Sandusky's shoreline stretches for 22 miles along Lake Erie, which is known as one of the best fishing locations in the United States. There are several local piers that allow fishing, or you can fish out on the lake on either a private or chartered boat. Sandusky is also located within close proximity to Lake Erie's islands, including South Bass Island, which is home to popular summer resort village of Put-in-Bay.
However, Sandusky's preeminent attraction has long been Cedar Point, known throughout the world for its roller coasters. In 2013, it launched the Gatekeeper roller coaster, which broke the records for tallest, fastest, longest, and steepest winged coaster for that year. Cedar Point is so popular that Sandusky has come to be known as "America's Roller Coast." The amusement park is also one of the city's major employers.
In addition to boating and fishing, the warm summers of Sandusky lend themselves to other outdoor activities, such as camping, golfing, biking. and hiking. Historic downtown Sandusky is also popular with tourists. It is home to some of the most impressive architecture in the Midwest. Some of its more notable buildings are the G.A. Boeckling building, the Cassedy-West building, and Hubbard's block. Visitors also enjoy spending time in downtown Sandusky's shops, restaurants, and museums.