I'm a California girl who has spent a good portion of the past 20 or so summers in the small, rural Pennsylvania town of Conneaut Lake. I am absolutely in love with this area, but always find myself at a loss to describe it when asked. My blog is my attempt to capture Conneaut Lake.
My husband first introduced me to the lake in the early 1990's, not long after I'd met him. His family has strong roots here. Since my husband's grandparents owned and operated the Midway Hotel on the lake's east side, my mother-in-law grew up here. In fact, she now lives in the very house she grew up in, right behind the site of the hotel. Unfortunately, the Midway Hotel was torn down in 1967, before my husband was even born.
By 1997, Bob and I were married and expecting our first child. Also that year, we inherited a small cottage adjacent to Midway Beach. Little did I know how much a part of our lives the cottage and the lake would become. I began escaping foggy San Francisco summers for the warmth and relaxation of the lake.
We now spend a good portion of each summer at our cottage on the lake. It's a wonderful time filled with family and old-fashioned summer fun.