First settled by French fur traders and Indians, Huron, Ohio has been a Lake Erie destination since the mid 1700’s. Located at the mouth of the Huron River, on the south shore of Lake Erie, the city is approximately 50 miles west of Cleveland.
With its quick and easy access to the lake, Huron’s history is closely related to water and water activities. Its harbor was used as a stopping off point for early fur traders and settlers in the 1700’s. The beginnings of present day Huron date back to about 1805 when a small supply goods store opened. Records show that early settlers moved to the area shortly after, building a post office, school and even a saw mill on nearby Saw Mill Creek. Today, Huron is ideal for marinas and other water-related industries.
The city’s nearly 8,000 residents enjoy life along the lake, but the city has so much more to offer. Visitors to the “great lake place for all seasons” find an eclectic mix of shops, restaurants, parks and beaches. The city’s 1000-seat amphitheatre hosts various events on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays all summer long. Two public beaches offer play areas for the kids, scenic views of Lake Erie, nearby Cedar Point Amusement Park and a lighthouse. Parks include the Boat Basin, which hosts fishing tournaments throughout the year, The Huron Lighthouse with its mile-long pier and a skate park located at McCormick Middle School.
Because of its close proximity to Cedar Point Amusement Park and Saw Mill Golf and Resort, Huron boasts several hotels, motels, cottages and bed and breakfasts. It also has a wide variety of restaurants and shops.
Huron City Schools serve approximately 1,600 students in grades preschool thru 12. The system has one elementary school, one middle school and one high school. With gifted and special education classes and many extra-curricular activities, Huron City Schools have consistently been named to the “What Parents Want in a School” listing.
With its quaint, small town atmosphere and big city ideas, Huron, Ohio offers opportunities for all.