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Lakeside Chautauqua is located in Ohio on the Marblehead Peninsula, halfway between Toledo and Cleveland on Lake Erie’s south shore. It’s easily accessible from the east or west via Interstate 90, Route 2 and Route 163. There are many attractions and historical sites within a short driving distance.

Route 163 Roundabout Construction (Sept. 6-Nov. 15, 2022)

Please read the information below to plan your trip to Lakeside. The start date of the SR 163 roundabout project is Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2022 with a  projected completion date of Nov. 15, 2022, weather-permitting. Traffic will be maintained on SR 163 in a single bi-directional lane with temporary traffic signals. There will also be a temporary traffic signal located at N. Riedmaier in timing with the SR 163 temporary signals during construction.

Below is a summary of the construction and detours:

  • The southern half of the SR 163 roundabout and Englebeck Rd. will be the construction area while traffic is maintained as described above on the northern half of SR 163. Englebeck Rd. will be closed at SR 163. The Englebeck Rd. detour is Bayshore Rd. or Quarry Rd. to Bayshore or Church Rd. to Bayshore.
  • The northern half of the SR 163 roundabout and N. Shore Blvd. will be the construction area while traffic is maintained as described above on the southern half of SR 163. N. Shore Blvd. will be closed at SR 163. The detour will be SR 163 to Erie Beach Rd.
  • Access to Mutach’s and Dollar General will be maintained throughout construction.

The link below provides information, answers to frequently asked questions, and a video that explains how to drive a roundabout. The first YouTube video ,‘Roundabout Rules 1 – Single Lane Roundabout,’ is what will be constructed in Danbury Township. transportation.ohio.gov/about-us/basics/roundabouts

View the proposed roundabout design showing eight streetlights, with LED lighting.

Alternate Route to Lakeside during Construction

From Cleveland: Follow Interstate 90 W to Route 2 W (Interstate 90 becomes Route 2 just past Elyria). Follow Route 2 W to the Route 269 N, Exit 125B Lakeside/Marblehead (the first exit after the Sandusky Bay Bridge). On the exit ramp, veer to the right (Exit 125B) and follow S. Danbury Rd. to the stop sign. Turn left and head east onto E Bayshore Rd. Travel approximately 4 miles. Yield and keep left to continue on Hartshorn Rd. Continue straight onto S. Quarry Road. Turn right onto Route 163 E and travel about .5 miles until you reach the South Gate entrance to Lakeside Chautauqua. Turn left into the South Gate parking lot.

From Toledo: Follow Route 2 E to Route 269 N, Exit 125 Lakeside/Marblehead. On the exit ramp, veer to the right (Exit 125B) and follow S. Danbury Rd. to the stop sign. Turn left and head east onto E Bayshore Rd. Travel approximately 4 miles. Yield and keep left to continue on Hartshorn Rd. Continue straight onto S. Quarry Road. Turn right onto Route 163 E and travel about .5 miles until you reach the South Gate entrance to Lakeside Chautauqua. Turn left into the South Gate parking lot.

From Columbus: Follow Route 23 N to Route 98 N to Route 4 N to Route 2 W. Take Route 2 W to the Route 269 N, Exit 125A Lakeside/Marblehead (the first exit after the Sandusky Bay Bridge). On the exit ramp, veer to the right (Exit 125B) and follow S. Danbury Rd. to the stop sign. Turn left and head east onto E Bayshore Rd. Travel approximately 4 miles. Yield and keep left to continue on Hartshorn Rd. Continue straight onto S. Quarry Road. Turn right onto Route 163 E and travel about .5 miles until you reach the South Gate entrance to Lakeside Chautauqua. Turn left into the South Gate parking lot.

From Dayton/Cincinnati: Follow Interstate 75 N to Route 12 N to Route 53 N to Route 2 E. Continue following Route 2 E until you reach the Route 269 N, Exit 125 Lakeside/Marblehead. On the exit ramp, veer to the right (Exit 125B) and follow S. Danbury Rd. to the stop sign. Turn left and head east onto E Bayshore Rd. Travel approximately 4 miles. Yield and keep left to continue on Hartshorn Rd. Continue straight onto S. Quarry Road. Turn right onto Route 163 E and travel about .5 miles until you reach the South Gate entrance to Lakeside Chautauqua. Turn left into the South Gate parking lot.

Directions to Lakeside Chautauqua

Prior to your arrival, purchase admission and parking, download the Lakeside Chautauqua Map, view parking options and review information where to pick up your Chautauqua Passes and Auto Passes.

From Cleveland: Follow Interstate 90 W to Route 2 W (Interstate 90 becomes Route 2 just past Elyria). Follow Route 2 W to the Route 269 N, Exit 125A Lakeside/Marblehead (the first exit after the Sandusky Bay Bridge). On the exit ramp, veer to the left (Exit 125A) and follow Route 269 N to Route 163 E; at the light turn right onto East Harbor Road (Route 163). Once on East Harbor Road (Route 163) travel for approximately 4.5 miles until you reach the South Gate entrance to Lakeside Chautauqua and turn left into the parking lot. Proceed to the Welcome Center or the South Gate to purchase Chautauqua Passes and an Auto Pass or to collect your ‘will call’ passes.

From Toledo: Follow Route 2 E to Route 269 N, Exit 125 Lakeside/Marblehead. On the exit ramp, veer to the left (Exit 125A) and follow Route 269 N to Route 163 E; at the light turn right onto East Harbor Road (Route 163). Once on East Harbor Road (Route 163) travel for approximately 4.5 miles until you reach the South Gate entrance to Lakeside Chautauqua and turn left into the parking lot. Proceed to the Welcome Center or the South Gate to purchase Chautauqua Passes and an Auto Pass or to collect your ‘will call’ passes.

From Columbus: Follow Route 23 N to Route 98 N to Route 4 N to Route 2 W. Take Route 2 W to the Route 269 N, Exit 125A Lakeside/Marblehead (the first exit after the Sandusky Bay Bridge). On the exit ramp, veer to the left (Exit 125A) and follow Route 269 N to Route 163 E; at the light turn right onto East Harbor Road (Route 163). Once on East Harbor Road (Route 163) travel for approximately 4.5 miles until you reach the South Gate entrance to Lakeside Chautauqua and turn left into the parking lot. Proceed to the Welcome Center or the South Gate to purchase Chautauqua Passes and an Auto Pass or to collect your ‘will call’ passes.

From Dayton/Cincinnati: Follow Interstate 75 N to Route 12 N to Route 53 N to Route 2 E. Continue following Route 2 E until you reach the Route 269 N, Exit 125 Lakeside/Marblehead. On the exit ramp, veer to the left (Exit 125A) and follow Route 269 N to Route 163 E; at the light turn right onto East Harbor Road (Route 163). Once on East Harbor Road (Route 163) travel for approximately 4.5 miles until you reach the South Gate entrance to Lakeside Chautauqua and turn left into the parking lot. Proceed to the Welcome Center or the South Gate to purchase Chautauqua Passes and an Auto Pass or to collect your ‘will call’ passes.

Directions to Administration Office

From the South Gate entrance: Follow the road to Maple Avenue and turn left. Continue to follow Maple Avenue until you have reached Third Street and turn right. The Lakeside Chautauqua Administration Office entrance is on the corner of Walnut Avenue and Third Street on the left. During the summer, parking is limited on the grounds; therefore, to assure your vehicle has a parking space, guests are asked to park in the South Gate Parking Lot (off State Route 163), and use the shuttle service to visit the downtown business district. Ample space is available at the South Gate Parking Lot and requires an Auto Pass during the Chautauqua summer season.

Directions to the Fountain Inn

From the South Gate entrance: Follow the road to Maple Avenue and turn left. Continue to follow Maple Avenue until you have reached the Fountain Inn (225 Maple Ave.) on your right. During the summer, parking is limited on the grounds; therefore, to assure your vehicle has a parking space, guests are asked to park in the South Gate Parking Lot (off State Route 163), and use the shuttle service to visit the downtown business district. Ample space is available at the South Gate Parking Lot and requires an Auto Pass during the Chautauqua summer season. When you arrive, we suggest you temporarily park along the curb near the Fountain Inn to unload and check in. There is a small parking lot adjacent to the Fountain Inn and requires an Auto Pass during the Chautauqua summer season. If there is an available spot in this lot, you are welcome to park there.

Directions to the Hotel Lakeside

From the South Gate entrance: Follow the road to Maple Avenue and turn left. Continue to follow Maple Avenue until you have reached Hotel Lakeside (150 Maple Ave.) on your left. During the summer, parking is limited on the grounds; therefore, to assure your vehicle has a parking space, guests are asked to park in the South Gate Parking Lot (off State Route 163), and use the shuttle service to visit the downtown business district. Ample space is available at the South Gate Parking Lot and requires an Auto Pass during the Chautauqua summer season. When you arrive, we suggest you temporarily park along the curb near the Hotel Lakeside to unload and check in. There is a small parking lot behind Hotel Lakeside and requires an Auto Pass during the Chautauqua summer season. If there is an available spot in this lot, you are welcome to park there.