Distance: 900 miles roundtrip
Estimated Duration: 9 days
One of the best ways to experience the Great Lakes region is to drive around one! From our location near Cleveland, OH, travelers can circumnavigate Lake Erie in an RV, visiting many states and passing through Canada on their journey.
Travelers performing the Lake Erie Circle Tour start from Cleveland and head east along the southern shores of Lake Erie. The first item on their vacation agenda is enjoying the wineries along the route in Ohio, Pennsylvania and New York on their way to Niagara Falls.
Once reaching Niagara Falls, travelers can spend days exploring everything there is to do around this natural wonder. The falls themselves are the main attraction; visitors can experience Niagara Falls via boat tours that venture right up to the cascades, a Journey Behind The Falls tour, and a number of observation towers with impressive panoramic views. Every night the falls are illuminated and, depending on the season, a fireworks show occurs in the sky above. The area around Niagara Falls is a destination unto itself, with casinos, museums, theaters and fine dining available for entertainment. Accommodations for RV camping are plentiful and conveniently located close to the falls.
From Niagara Falls, travelers head into Canada and follow the Niagara Parkway that hugs the shores of Lake Erie. They’ll pass beautiful historical sites like Old Fort Erie, quaint beach communities, and Port Colborne, which is home of the still-operating Welland Canal that empties into Lake Erie. (NOTE: If you are planning to follow the Niagara Parkway and Lakeshore Road, you will need to divert around a rail bridge that is too low for RVs to pass under then rejoin Niagara Boulevard past the bridge.)
The destination for the night is Long Point Provincial Park, a beautiful beach and campground located on a sandy spit of land that reaches out into the lake. The park is one of the largest migratory staging areas in North America and therefore great for birdwatching. RVs are welcome with electricity available at each site, and the park also offers filling and dumping stations and separate facilities with hot and cold water, toilets, showers and laundry facilities.
Travelers continue along the northern coast of Lake Erie in Canada, choosing either the 401 for a quick route or staying on local roads close to the water that pass through many small, charming towns. The next destination is Point Pelee National Park, located almost directly north across the lake from Cleveland. Point Pelee is the southernmost point of mainland Canada and is located on another peninsula that juts out into Lake Erie. RV travelers can stay right outside the park entrance at Sturgeon Woods Campground.
The route next crosses back into the U.S. via the Detroit-Windsor Ambassador Bridge and follows I-75 south in Michigan towards the Ohio border. On their way, travelers shouldn’t miss The Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village in Dearborn, MI. From their, Maumee Bay State Park near Toledo, OH and Marblehead Lighthouse are popular attractions, as well as Kelley’s Island State Park or Put-In-Bay State Park, which are both reachable by ferry and accommodate overnight RV camping.
The final stop on the Lake Erie Circle Tour is definitely the most fun: Cedar Point Amusement Park in Sandusky, OH. The amusement park overlooks Lake Erie and is world famous for its large collection of record-breaking roller coasters. Cedar Point also includes a water park, adventure park and dedicated areas for kids. The park even has a campground with full hook-up sites for RVs, so if you can’t fit everything into one day, stay the night and try again the next before finishing your Lake Erie Circle Tour back at Neff Bros RV.
The Lake Erie Circle Tour package is all-inclusive and covers roundtrip mileage, rental nights and generator use. The package also includes early pick-up times and late drop-offs, transportation from and to Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, RV insurance, permission for additional drivers, post-cleaning (interior, exterior and holding tanks), and final fuel and propane refills. An international license and passport are required for international travelers.
Estimated pricing begins at $2,700 and varies depending on trip duration, party size and options. Destinations are suggestions only and reservations are your own responsibility. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 440-282-5600 for a custom estimate.