East Harbor State Park Weekly Nature Programs
please call the phone number indicated for details.
Call the Park for Details at 419-734-4424 x 2
MARBLEHEAD LIGHTHOUSE TOURS: May 27 thru August 29, 2014, Monday thru Friday Noon to 4pm, the second Saturday of each month June thru October from 11am to 4pm, and Sundays June 1 thru August 24, 2014 from 4 to 6pm.
EASTER EGG HUNT – East Harbor (NW) –– April 19, 2014 The Friends of East Harbor State Park are sponsoring their 4th Annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, at 2PM in front of the Camp Store. Bring your kids and grandkids and be part of a fun family-oriented activity. Get a jump on Spring and also consider camping! In the event of inclement weather, the egg-hunt will be held at Lockwood Shelter House.
FAMILY FISHING DAY – East Harbor (NW) – April 26, 2014 – In celebration of Earth Day we invite families to bring their children to the pond by the Lockwood Shelter House for the opportunity to catch some trout released by The Ohio Division of Wildlife. Kids only will be allowed to fish from 10am to 2pm. Adults can fish the pond after 2PM.
MEMORIAL WEEKEND ARRIVES! – East Harbor (NW) – May 23 & May 24, 2014 –Join us for the official beginning of the summer season! We will have “Classic Trenz” a 2-piece vocal duo singing some up-beat hits live on Friday night. Come early and come hungry! Pizza, hand-dipped ice cream, snacks and non-alcoholic beverages for sale at the Camp Store. There will be a DJ Dance on Saturday night & other fun weekend activities as well!
5K/RUN/WALK IN THE PARK- East Harbor (NW) – June 7, 2014 This event is co-sponsored by The Friends of East Harbor State Park in conjunction with the Firelands Area Runners. Applications and information at www.firelandsarearunners.org
“RACE” WEEKEND- East Harbor (NW) – June 13-15, 2014 Bring your Dads and Grandpas out for a weekend of racing activities. Decorate your campsite for your favorite Nascar Team. Bring your tricycles for a tricycle race for adults and children! Tons of fun racing activities! If you don’t like Nascar, that’s ok. There will be lots of things to do!
THE HARBOR IS HOPPIN’- East Harbor (NW) – June 27, 2014 Live music from “The Swingsters” reminiscent of The Glenn Miller Orchestra or Tommy Dorsey. This group will consist of vocalists and a full contingent of horns. Put your dancing shoes on for this group! Food and beverages available for purchase.
INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION- East Harbor (NW) - July 4 and 5, 2014 – Time to hit the beach! Summer is here!! Friday night enjoy the live music of Alan Siebert “The Music Man”. Bring your dancing shoes! DJ dance Saturday night. Other fun summer activities for all to enjoy!
CHRISTMAS IN JULY – East Harbor (NW) - July 25 & 26, 2014 – take a walk through a Christmas Wonderland, participate in campsite decorating contest, enjoy a visit from Santa and the Grinch & more.
THE HARBOR IS HOPPIN’ AGAIN! – East Harbor (NW) – August 1, 2014 Enjoy the variety of music styles including oldies, country, patriotic and gospel of Joe and Nancy Young of “Young Love Ministries.”
10th ANNUAL CONSERVATION DAY!! – East Harbor (NW) August 9, 2014– We are going to do it up big this year! Live critters, bugs and people who can tell you all about them. Fun crafts, face painting, hands-on activities. Lots to see and do for families at this fun enviro-friendly event!!
WESTERN THEMED -LABOR DAY WEEKEND – East Harbor (NW) August 29 & 30, 2014 – This Labor Day we will have a western-themed weekend. Lots of fun activities! Call for details. Enjoy the music of the Ottawa County Blue Grass Band on Friday night. This band will have a fiddle, acoustic guitar, upright bass, mandolin and 5 string banjo. DJ Dance Saturday night. Fun for all!
ANNUAL HALLOWEEN CAMPOUT #1 East Harbor (NW) October 3 & 4 2014 – This Halloween event is so popular we have to have it 2 weeks in a row! This is a phenomenal event with tons to do for kids and families. Games, activities, give-aways, bonfires, hay rides, trick or treating and much more!
ANNUAL HALLOWEEN CAMPOUT #2 – East Harbor (NW) October 10 & 11, 2014 – A duplicate of weekend 1, this is an awesome event with tons to do for kids and families. Games, activities, give-aways, bonfires, hay rides, trick or treating and much more!
Looking for a HEALTHY, FREE, OUTDOOR FAMILY Activity??!! Have you tried our DISC GOLF Course??
Located near East Harbor's Lockwood Shelter House, you will find a Disc Golf course just waiting for you to enjoy! Here's how it works: A typical disc golf course has 18 holes, thus 18 disc golf targets are used. The person throwing the disc starts at a designated area (tee-pad) on each hole. The object of the game is to throw the disc in the basket in the least number of throws. As in real golf, whoever ends up with the lowest score wins the round. This is a fun activity which combines recreation with nature!
Fishing and Hunting
Thousands of visitors come to East Harbor's 1,500-foot sand beach.