Re: Cruising Lake Erie
You can anchor and boat camp in Misery Bay or over by the houseboats (can't remember the name of that cove). The whole peninsula is a free state park and there is a free launch ramp by the water works pavilion, I don't know why you think it's expensive.
There's a small marina at the mouth of Walnut Creek, about 5 miles west of the foot of the Peninsula. That would be a good day's sail from inside the bay in a small boat. There's no town there, but it's a start.
What kind of boat are you running?
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