Marblehead Business Spotlight
The friendly people, charming shops and peaceful nature of Marblehead, Ohio lures tourists from across the nation to visit each year. Located within the Lake Erie Shores & Islands tourism area, Marblehead is one of the Midwest’s favorite vacation spots to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. The quaint village is located within Ottawa County and welcomes visitors year round.
Marblehead offers public art, breathtaking architecture, historical attractions, and remarkable food. Whether you are local to the area or traveling from afar, Marblehead has something fun in store for you.
As part of our Ottawa County It’s All Here campaign, we are excited to highlight a few local businesses in Marblehead in our Local Business Spotlight.
Rocky Point is a family owned winery that offers small appetizers and over a dozen varieties of wine and craft beers. Known for its six local wines and more than 50 other seasonal labels, it is the perfect spot for a romantic date, or a casual get together with friends.
Rocky Point Winery is family friendly, making it a great place for making new memories with loved ones. They have a full bar that includes food options, as well as a pavilion and lively backyard scene. If you visit between April and October, the winery often hosts live music for its guests.
If you’re looking for a weekend getaway, consider staying at The Red Fern Inn which is a five star inn located onsite. Both are open all year round!
Browse through showrooms of local artwork and craftsmanship. Marblehead is known for their little galleries, including Ferguson’s Gallery. The story of Ferguson’s Gallery goes back to the late 1800s when Cary Ferguson’s mentor, Walter Langan, was born and began his lifelong passion of glass mastery.
Eager to learn the craft, Walter taught Cary the lost art of glass engraving and now 35 years later, Cary is doing the same for his own family. Ferguson’s Gallery is proud to have multiple generations using glass as an artistic medium.
Keep an eye out for upcoming glassblowing workshops where you can spend one-on-one time with the artists!
Do you consider yourself a history buff? If so, the Marblehead Lighthouse is the perfect spot for you. Built in 1821, the lighthouse was home to the first female lighthouse keeper and is known for its rare Fresnel lens and iron staircase. In 2019, renovation of the lighthouse began and now, nearly one million people visit each year.
Fun fact: The Marblehead Lighthouse is the oldest lighthouse in continuous operation on the Great Lakes!
In need of a bite to eat, or just a good time? Erie Social Shuffleboard Club & Bar has you covered. The club is centrally located and offers year-round entertainment to residents and visitors to the greater Marblehead area.
Unique features include indoor deck shuffleboard courts, table shuffleboard, board games, traditional bar games, delicious food and a full-service bar.
This costal café features a modern fusion of Asian, Caribbean, American and Mexican cuisines and is a favorite among those who have visited Marblehead. They offer tasty specialty drinks and a wide selection of food options.
When you’re finished eating, don’t forget to check out their giftshop for all your souvenir needs!
About Marblehead, Ohio
Incorporated in 1891 and embraced by the rocky limestone coast of the great Lake Erie, Marblehead is a thriving small-town characteristic of true Americana. They are rich in history with a strong, diverse Eastern European culture. Their picturesque setting, friendly people, quaint shops and restful nature beckons travelers seeking to escape the chaos of big cities and bright lights.
About Ottawa County It’s All Here
The Business Advisory Counsel of Ottawa County, Ohio is excited to continue our Ottawa County It’s All Here campaign. This campaign focuses on showcasing everything that our region has to offer, with the goal of promoting employment, local businesses, and economic development. The Villages of Ottawa County Campaign is part of this initiative to highlight the places that make our community special. You can learn more by visiting our about page.