This charming harbor town is perched on the bluffs above the mouth of the Grand River and overlooks two historic lighthouses and one of the finest public beaches in Ohio.
Fairport Harbor offers one of the most beautiful natural settings of any coastal community on the Great Lakes. This charming harbor town is perched on the bluffs above the mouth of the Grand River and overlooks two historic lighthouses and one of the finest public beaches in Ohio. Approximately 30 miles northeast of Cleveland, this special destination is an easy day trip or a great place to start an exploration of the eastern shore of Lake Erie.
To add to its allure, this quaint and quiet village is often described as “an undiscovered treasure” by visitors, mainly known to yachtsmen and fishermen seeking a protected gateway to the heart of Lake Erie. Photographers, painters and historians come to be inspired by the beauty and diversity of this charming harbor town. Families from the region who have discovered Fairport’s safe, clean, and fun-filled lakefront come to enjoy a day at the beach and explore at the locally-owned shops and restaurants downtown.
This historic landing place has become a gateway destination for many who seek the quiet pleasure of a sunny day on gentle sands, the adventure of a boat ride on open water, or a comfortable chair and a glass of wine from the Grand River Valley. Fairport’s culture has been historically shaped by the demands of a working port–to this day, visitors can see this work in action, as giant ships travel past Fairport’s picturesque breakwater lighthouse.