The City of Ashtabula is
located on Lake Erie's coastline about an hour between Cleveland, Ohio and
Erie, Pennsylvania. We are proud of our City and invite you to
explore our website and discover a small sampling of what Ashtabula has to
offer. Our name, Ashtabula, is the softening of an Algonquin
Indian term originally pronounced "Hush-tah-buh-lah", which signified our
Ashtabula River as "River of many fish. We have several marinas
located on the Ashtabula River. Please refer to our "Things
To Do" page for listings.
The Ashtabula Lift bridge
(also know as the West Fifth Street bridge) is a Strauss bascule bridge that
spans the Ashtabula River in the harbor of Ashtabula, Ohio. Built in
1925, it is one of only two of its type that remain in service in the state
of Ohio. In 1985, it was listed on the National Register of Historic
Places. It was restore in 1986 and was repaired and repainted in 2009.
Walnut Beach is a
city-owned park that features a wildlife preserve, swimming beach with
lifeguards, playgound, volleyball and basketball courts, picnic tables, a
concession stand, and a short boardwalk. Walnut Beach offers a
good view of Ashtabula's historic lighthouse.
Walnut Boulevard is also
home to the
Hubbard House and
The 19th century home of the Hubbard family tells the history of the
Underground Railroad. The Great
Marine Museum features displays about shipping on the Great Lakes.
Check out the Marine Musuem's live
webcam of Lake Erie. It offers several different views.
Across the street, is Point Park which overlooks the Ashtabula River and our
famous bascule lift bridge which goes up every half hour during the summer.
There are brick steps leading from Point Park to Bridge Street where there
are many quaint shops and restaurants that line the historic Bridge Street
shopping district. There are several Bed & Breakfast places in
the area, most in historic homes.
Ashtabula offers shops, North and South Parks and dining facilities.
North Park features live music mid-week during the summer noon hour.
to Ashtabula are more parks on the Lakeshore, specialty dinning restaurants,
wineries, Ashtabula Mall, and many beautiful
Lakeshore Park is also
on Lake Erie's coastline and offers a swimming beach with lifeguards,
playgound, picnic tables, a concession stand, and a pond where you can feed
the ducks. In the summer time, there are antique car shows.
The end of November and December, Lakeshore Park is home to
Ashtabula Lights on the Lake.