Lakeside, Ohio

 

 

Two of my favorite cottages at Lakeside… there are about 100 more that are just as adorable!

 

Here is Jonathan and John playing shuffleboard at the internationally famous Lakeside shuffleboard courts…one of the many free activities at Lakeside!

 

Lakeside provides daily free activities for children of all ages.  Here are Jonathan and Chelsea making paper and painting rocks.

Lakeside also provides free tennis lessons for children of all ages.  Here is Jonathan practicing his serves!

 

 Sailing lessons are also available for a fee.  We expect our kids to start those lessons in about 5 years!

 

Bradley Temple is a small Victorian chapel built especially for children’s activities.  There are daily music classes, crafts classes, and Sunday school-type activities.

 

The children put on a musical program every Friday, culminating their week of classes.  It is just amazing to see how much they have learned in one week!

Daily free swim lessons with certified instructors are offered in the baby pool for infants and toddlers…    

Or in the lake for “bigger kids”.  Here is Jonathan learning to use a kick board.

There is a bicycle parade and family picnic every year to celebrate Independence Day.  A local realtor provides all food and decorations.  Here are Jonathan and Chelsea at the 4th of July bicycle parade.

My kids having fun at the beach with the beautiful pavilion in the background.

 

Some words to describe Lakeside:

-Basketball, volleyball, miniature golf, tennis, bicycling, shuffleboard, swimming, reading on the dock, fishing off the dock, sunsets, sunrises, family picnics, gazebos, pavilions, old fashioned movie theater (with Disney movies daily), ice cream parlors, tea parlors, antique shops, Victorian cottages, historic Victorian Hotel, restaurants, 3,000 seat auditorium, puppet shows, musicals, jugglers, supervised playgrounds, giant shade trees everywhere, church bells, lake breezes, vespers nightly at 7:00,  serenity……  Lakeside is like all of Norman Rockwell’s paintings rolled into one and in 3D!

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