Thursday, April 29th, 2010

Rhodia on the Road: Lake Erie

Stephanie

Lake Erie

Looking at a map, I see that from where I am staying in Ohio, I am only 12 miles from Lake Erie – one of the 5 Great Lakes located in the northeastern part of the United States. Combined, the five lakes form the largest group of freshwater lakes on Earth by surface.

Lake Erie covers almost 10,000 square miles and quite honestly, I didn’t know what to expect until I saw it with my own eyes. When I think lake, I think “calm” and “still” and this body of water was anything but. Waves crashing against the shore gave me the instant impression of being at the ocean without the salt. I visited it from two different locations and was pleasantly surprised to find sandy beaches and beautiful water-worn pebbles along its edge.


10 thoughts on “Rhodia on the Road: Lake Erie

  1. Erie is nice, but just wait until you experience the big ones…Michigan and Superior. So much to see and do.

    By the way, the state of Michigan has more shoreline than the entire eastern seaboard.

  2. Erie is nice, but just wait until you experience the big ones…Michigan and Superior. So much to see and do.

    By the way, the state of Michigan has more shoreline than the entire eastern seaboard.

  3. I have spent almost my whole life near Lake Erie – Cleveland, Toledo, and weekends and summers on South Bass Island. Two summers at Ohio State’s field station made me all more appreciative of its ecological and geological significance, but it’s also been very healing for me, especially the grief of my father’s death. It’s an amazing place (as much as something that big and diverse could be a place!); I’m happy that you could experience it!

  4. I have spent almost my whole life near Lake Erie – Cleveland, Toledo, and weekends and summers on South Bass Island. Two summers at Ohio State’s field station made me all more appreciative of its ecological and geological significance, but it’s also been very healing for me, especially the grief of my father’s death. It’s an amazing place (as much as something that big and diverse could be a place!); I’m happy that you could experience it!

  5. Ah! OH. State of my birth. Glad you have had a chance to visit. Great Lakes are something, aren’t they? Have lived by both Erie and Michigan. Impressive.

    Welcome to the Midwest, home of good neighborliness while keeping your own counsel and working hard because it is purposeful and good for you.

  6. Ah! OH. State of my birth. Glad you have had a chance to visit. Great Lakes are something, aren’t they? Have lived by both Erie and Michigan. Impressive.

    Welcome to the Midwest, home of good neighborliness while keeping your own counsel and working hard because it is purposeful and good for you.

  7. I grew up in Buffalo and Lake Erie was a second home. The Great Lakes are really mini oceans. Beaches, cliffs, swamps and more line the shore. I miss them.

  8. I grew up in Buffalo and Lake Erie was a second home. The Great Lakes are really mini oceans. Beaches, cliffs, swamps and more line the shore. I miss them.

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