Lake Erie Coastal Ohio Trail

National Scenic BywayOhio
Length 293.0 mi / 471.5 km
Time to Allow Take eight hours to drive the byway or three to four days to experience the stops along the way.


Experience 12,000 years of history along Lake Erie. Visit the Lake Erie Islands, coastal marshes, prairies, rivers, and waterfalls. Follow tales of early shipping and sailing at maritime museums, restored freighters, and lighthouses. Learn about the Western Reserve, the Underground Railroad, and the War of 1812 at historic sites and museums.