Anyone that visits Lakeside, Ohio is drawn to the Lakefront Path which bears the name of Ohio’s Most Beautiful Mile. With Lake Erie as a magnificent backdrop walkers can enjoy walking along the shoreline taking in not only the lake but also stunning flower displays and spots to sit and enjoy the scenery.I have countless pictures that I have taken over the years of this landscape and I have to admit that in the past 3 or 4 years the Lakefront Path has gotten increasingly more beautiful. The addition of four conversation terraces with seating have opened up and when I visited recently I observed many groups of friends and family taking advantage of those areas. Benches are plentiful and I usually find one afternoon during the week when I just go find a bench and sit and read. It is probably one of the most relaxing things that I do all year and I look forward to that opportunity to commune with God’s world on a small level.The floral displays have gotten better and better over the past years and I have countless pictures on my external hard drive of Lakeside. If I were to try to include every single one I would be posting about Lakeside every day for years. So today I selected some of my favorites and am interspersing them here and there within the post.What is it about Ohio’s Most Beautiful Mile that appeals to me most?
Perhaps it is the leisurely way I can walk and take in the sights.
Lakeside has a “no hurry” atmosphere and even though there are deadlines and appointments and meals to be cooked it never feels that way when I visit. I am on Lakeside time. Not unlike beach time or island time or lake time it is that carefree feeling that allows me to take it all in and not be overwhelmed with making sure I get something done in a certain time period.The Lakefront Path passes fabulous houses and cottages with vistas that would appear to go on forever. If I were a home owner here I would find it difficult to break away from my front porch I am sure.
Lakeside holds the America in Bloom national award and participated in the Communities in Bloom competition as well and it is obvious that all of the stewards of Lakeside are doing an incredible job of keeping their lakefront beautiful. So if you find yourself in the Lakeside Marblehead Peninsula area stop and walk the Lakefront Path, Grab a bench and take in the view and enjoy Ohio’s Most Beautiful Mile. You will be glad you did.
Click on any picture to enlarge for better viewing. To check out all that Lakeside has to offer make sure to visit their website located here. Please also feel free to check out my previous posts on Lakeside by clicking on the links below. More posts featuring Lakeside will be coming later in the week to continue the series. Thanks for stopping by.