SportsEvents Magazine

FEB 2017

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Page 20 of 59 February 2017 21 OHIO'S LAKE ERIE SHORES & ISLANDS "Lake Erie Shores and Islands is ideal for sports and family fun," said Jill Bauer, public relations manager for Lake Erie Shores & Islands. "With competitions held on Lake Erie or at unique locations such as Cedar Point Amusement Park or Kalahari Resorts and Conventions, you'll want to add a few days to your visit to enjoy all the area has to offer." Lake Erie and its many tributaries provide great fishing, canoeing, kayaking, sailing, power boating, water skiing and most any other kind of water-based sports or recre- ation activity for competitors and tourists alike. And Lake Erie Islands are accessible by ferry and cruise boats. Kalahari Resorts & Conventions in Sandusky has 210,000 square feet of event space for sports events, as well as being home to the Safari Adven- tures Park, the largest indoor water park in the United States. The Lake Erie area of Ohio is loaded with water parks, including Cedar Point Shores Water Park, which will soon include Point Plummet, a six-story aqua-drop body slide at Cedar Point Amusement Park. The amusement park also offers 70 rides, includ- ing roller coasters, and hosts sports events throughout the year. The all-new 10-field Sports Force Parks at Cedar Point Sports Center is scheduled to open this spring. It's designed to be a tour- nament-ready facility for baseball, softball, soccer and lacrosse. The new sports venue will be at Sandusky's iconic Cedar Point Amusement Park, known as The Roller Coaster Capital of the World. DAYTONA BEACH, FL "No matter how long teams stay or how jam-packed the itinerary, they always find time to build in some well-deserved downtime on our beach," ► t SPECIAL Feature Just for the fun of it, SportsEvents editors compiled a Facebook ballot with a list of 30 well-known, family-friendly sports destinations. The "Sports Vacation Spots" included breezy mountain retreats, popular lake and river destinations, celebrated theme park and entertainment hot spots, trending destinations and fabulous beach resort areas. Fans were asked to vote for their top picks. More than 2,100 votes were cast and here, in no particular order, are the top 7 most popular sports vacation spots vote recipients. Just Chillin' Reader's Picks: 7 Great Sports Events Vacation Spots BY T. WAYNE WATERS Lake Erie Shores & Islands Lake Erie Shores and Islands offers a wide variety of family-fun activities. READER'S PICK! READER'S PICK!

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