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Lakeside Traveler

Your go-to destination for all things travel around the Great Lakes region and beyond. Discover expert guides, insider tips, and endless inspiration for your next adventure.

WHAT YOU’ll discover

At Lakeside Traveler, we pride ourselves on delivering expert guidance on traveling around the Great Lakes Region.

Discover Hidden Gems

Step off the tourist trail and discover hidden gems that offer a glimpse into the authentic beauty of the Great Lakes.

Explore Local Favorites

Experience the authentic charm of the Great Lakes region with insider travel tips on hidden gems and local favorites you won’t find anywhere else.

Endless Inspiration

Uncover the magic of the Great Lakes region and evoke your sense of wonder with our captivating stories, breathtaking photos, and insider tips.

Our Most Recent Posts

Niagara Falls | Ontario | Travel

The Best Things to Do in Niagara Falls, ON

Deciding whether it’s worth visiting the Canadian side of Niagara Falls is a common question for travelers planning their itineraries. Personally, I’ve found that Niagara Falls from the Canada side presents breathtaking views and a unique perspective of this natural wonder. Compared to the US side, many argue that the panoramic vistas are unparalleled, with…

Buffalo, NY | New York | Travel

The Best Must-Visit Attractions in Buffalo

As a seasoned traveler who’s been to various corners of the globe, I can confidently say that Buffalo, NY, offers a unique mix of cultural, historical, and recreational activities that shouldn’t be overlooked. Whether it’s appreciating the architectural marvels designed by Frank Lloyd Wright or delving into the city’s rich history, Buffalo has a distinct…

Buffalo, NY | New York | Travel

Is Buffalo Worth Visiting?

Growing up in Buffalo and now residing nearby, I’m eager to reveal the hidden gems that make this city a must-visit destination. Buffalo, NY, often surprising first-time visitors, is a notable gem that checks these boxes. Perched at the edge of Lake Erie and a stone’s throw from the cascading waters of Niagara Falls, Buffalo…

Erie, PA | Pennsylvania | Travel

The Best Winter Activities in Erie, PA

When the snow starts to fall and the temperatures drop, Erie, PA transforms into a playground for winter sports enthusiasts. I find myself drawn to the variety of winter activities available, from the frosty, serene landscapes ready for snowshoeing to the thrilling slopes perfect for skiing and snowboarding. The crisp winter air and powdery snow…

Buffalo, NY | New York | Travel

Is it Better to Stay in Niagara Falls or Buffalo?

When planning a visit to the majestic Niagara Falls, an important decision to make is where to plan your stay. Being born and raised in Buffalo, NY, my family escapades frequently involved day trips or weekend staycations in Niagara Falls, ON and the surrounding areas. When I’m planning a vacation, I always run into the…

Endless Inspiration Starts Here | Let your imagination soar with our diverse range of posts, offering endless inspiration for your next adventure in the Great Lakes region.

Our Mission: Share the Beauty of the Great Lakes Region

Ever since I can remember, the allure of the Great Lakes region has captivated me. It’s not just a place on the map; it’s a lifestyle, a treasure trove of beauty, adventure, and endless possibilities waiting to be explored. I started this blog to share my passion for the Great Lakes and to inspire others to discover its wonders.

Vineyard on the shores of Lake Erie, Pennsylvania, USA on a sunny day.

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