Known for being a popular summertime destination, the Buckeye Lake region is just as fun when things start to cool down! With the holidays around the corner, you may be looking for somewhere to stay as you travel or maybe just a quick getaway from the busy season. Either way, now is the time to start planning your holidays at the lake.
Planning Your Holidays at the Lake
Book a Cozy ‘Bnb
Luckily, Buckeye Lake has an abundance of photo-worthy short-term rentals! With everything from unique yurts, cozy cottages, or chic, lakefront homes – big enough for the whole family or perfect for just two – you’ll find the best place to make your trip memorable for years to come.
Although the lake season is slowing down, there are still a myriad of businesses to shop locally around the 35 miles of shoreline! Whether you’re looking to add to your wardrobe, find your next favorite decor piece, or the perfect gift basket to give this holiday, check out these small local lake businesses to complete your shopping list.
As Ohio’s oldest State Park, Buckeye Lake offers plenty of outdoor activities, even in the colder months! Under proper weather conditions, enjoy the 4-mile walking path, ice skating, ice fishing, or bird watching. Plus, find Instagram-worthy spots around the lake to share your journey with family, friends, and followers. Visitors can also travel 10-20 minutes north to The Dawes Arboretum, a 2,000-acre tree museum offering 12 miles of hiking trails, 17,000 labeled collection plants, and more.
Grab a Bite
Buckeye Lake’s food scene is continuously growing! Now home to multiple cafes and casual upscale dining including the Blue Heron Kitchen & Pub, Buckeye Lake Winery, Hereinafter Cocktail Tavern, and Horvath’s Harbor, you’re sure to find your next favorite breakfast, lunch or dinner spot! Check out these cozy local restaurants for holiday specials and festive drinks.
Plan for the New Year
Can’t make it this year? No worries! There’s still plenty of time to book your trip for the annual Buckeye Lake Winterfest, the last weekend of January, or start planning a romantic getaway for Valentine’s Day. No matter the weather, Buckeye Lake is the perfect weekend getaway or vacation destination for your holidays at the lake.