Weekending at Buckeye Lake – Whether you’re looking for a fun family trip, a romantic couple’s getaway, a girl’s weekend or a quick bro-cation, Buckeye Lake is the perfect place to be! With 3,100 acres of water, unique and lakeside short-term rentals, outdoor recreation, shopping options, and restaurants placed all around the 35 miles of shoreline, you’re sure to find something for you and your loved ones! Check out this itinerary to help you plan the perfect weekend escape and make Buckeye Lake your vacation destination.
Book Your ‘BNB
The days are getting warmer and the short-term rentals are filling up! Whether it be lakefront cottages or unique, photo-worthy homes, find the perfect place for you and your party to enjoy the lake life.
Morning: Kick off the weekend with a trip to Coffee Shack Coffee Roasters & Cafe for breakfast and your favorite brew. Afterwards, take a stroll around the North Shore for beautiful views of the lake, year-round fishing, and the best birding spots in central Ohio! When you’re done, browse through The Yellow Sundress Resale Boutique for cute clothes, decor, and more.
Afternoon: Take a drive to Millersport and shop lake life necessities at Buckeye Lake Place – whether it be a Buckeye Lake souvenir or your next favorite decor piece, you won’t leave empty handed! Grab a bite at Buckeye Lake Winery with beautiful views of the lake, and relax on the outdoor patio with fire pits!
Evening: To end the night, experience great vibes, great music, and great drinks at Papa Boo’s right on the water!
Morning: Start the day off with Buckeye Lake Coffee Company and savor your coffee lakeside! Afterwards, discover great shopping at local stores such as Lake’s End or Picadilly Vintage.
Afternoon: Hit the water and spend an afternoon on the lake! Stop by Lakebound Outfitters or Buckeye Lake Boat Rental for all your outdoor gear needs, including kayaks, bicycles, camping gear, and paddleboards – then swing by the Thorn Township Kayak/Canoe Launch for a fun afternoon on the water!
Evening: Enjoy dinner at the new Blue Heron Kitchen & Pub for Instagram-worthy meals and desserts at this lake-inspired, elevated dining destination. Grab a nightcap and enjoy the atmosphere at the stylish Hereinafter Cocktail Tavern, open past midnight on Fridays and Saturdays!
Afternoon: Bike around on the 4-mile shoreline path across the top of the dam that connects the North Shore to Lieb’s Island and offers a variety of areas for fishing and relaxation!
Bonus: After checkout, grab a cone from Buckeye Lake staple, Weldon’s Ice Cream Factory, and enjoy a sweet treat before heading home!
Plan for Summer
The fun doesn’t have to end! Check out annual summer events happening around the lake, including 4th of July boat parades, pub paddles, the Millersport Sweet Corn Festival, and more!