Answer the Call! Join us for D-Day Conneaut 2013 Join us for D-Day Conneaut
2013 in North-East Ohio's beautiful Ashtabula County.
Right on Lake Erie sits Conneaut, Ohio, whose shore and beaches offer an uncanny resemblance to the Normandy cost of France.
Come early! There is plenty to
see and do for the reenactors, veterans, and families. Visit
our Schedule page to see a complete program
schedule and listing of events in and around Conneaut, all
designed to help honor and celebrate the accomplishments of
"The Greatest Generation". If your a first-timer, click our
First Timers link for some
additional tips and information.
Where is Conneaut Ohio? Conneaut Ohio is located just off of Exit 241 of Interstate Route 90,
4 miles from the Ohio/Pennsylvania state line.
Travel Update! Those of you traveling
Secondly, travelers may wish to fill up on gas if they are
low when they arrive in town. We have been known to sell out
all the gas in town. We are expecting all-time record
numbers of attendees once again this year.
For those traveling to the event:
Please note, Interstate 90 folks
traveling East, expect construction and slow-downs
from about Madison Ohio to nearly Conneaut - still. Also
note, our local police have been patrolling this
construction zone. I-90 is under construction at the
Conneaut (SR 7) exit. The exits off of Route 90 onto Route 7
in Conneaut are also under construction. They're open, but
may be difficult to navigate.
possible issues, consider using Route 20. If coming from the west,
get off at Exit 235, Route 193, and take it north to 20,
then 20 east to Conneaut. If you're coming from the east,
get off in Pennsylvania at Route 6N (West Springfield) take
it north to 20, then west into Conneaut. The construction
doesn't start until the state line. It's a straight shot
into Conneaut on US 20 from either direction.
If you are attending the event, please
check our parking maps. Shuttles start around 8:30 from each
of the lots North of 20. We monitor each lot for capacity and
open the K-Mart parking lot with shuttle service once the high school and
dock lots are full. Shuttles are very prompt, run every
10-15 minutes, and drop you right at the Pearl street
entrance to the event. Be sure to grab a program while you wait, just
$4.00, so that you can head to the activities you want to
see as soon as you arrive.
We look forward to seeing you later this week! Safe travels to all!
How do you get there? It's just down the road
a piece.... and well worth the drive.
city here to see how easy it is to get "here" from
Where to Park? Friday Parking
Friday's schedule of activities begins at 9 AM. The road
network inside the park will be closed once the event
begins. There is no road-side parking on Lake Rd. Please
consult the map and road side signage for parking locations.
Saturday Parking - Again there is no
road-side parking on Lake Rd. by the park. Adequate,
convenient and safe parking is available at three secure
off-site parking locations. Two of the parking areas are
within walking distance of the park. Please consult the map
and road side signage for parking locations. A free quick
shuttle service will run to and from all lots throughout
the day Saturday.
Plan your arrival to allow a little extra time getting
to and from the park. Assistance will be provided to
mobility impaired individuals. The shuttle drop off point,
identified on the map, is located just 75 feet from the park entrance.
Watch for our ample signs around town to direct you to
the designated parking locations.
about Fido? Pets or animals of any kind are
not permitted in the park due to the nature of the
activities held during D-Day Conneaut. Thank you for your
Where can we stay? For our reenactors,
camping with your unit is encouraged and available on site.
Numerous bed and breakfast inns and a few quaint motor
lodges are also located within a short distance of the
park/event. Please consult our sponsor listing on the
right for additional links and information about our
recommended lodging sites. For a list of other lodging
options in the Conneaut area, follow this
Where to Eat? D-Day Conneaut will once again not only satisfy
your eyes but also your bellies. Just before the bluff you
will find a great selection of food venders to satisfy your
craving and/or quench your thirst. Also available in
the "valley floor" near the German camp is Pat's Lakeside
Grill and Snack-bar
which serves a variety of food and beverages and home of
Pat's famous Lake Perch.
Reenactors: the Snack-bar will also have a discount
breakfast available during the event. See the registration page for more
Looking for a fine meal before or
after the event? Conneaut has some fantastic dining to
choose from. Visit one of our proud Conneaut local
restaurants or pubs and be sure to thank them for their
Friday Fish Fry
On Friday, just across the street from the event, the Good
Shepherd Lutheran Church will hold their Annual Lake Erie
Perch Dinner from 4:00-7:30 PM. Cost is just $10 and open to
both reenactors and the public.
Beyond the Beach
and Encampments Part of the wagon train to D-Day but not interested
in 48+ hours of non-stop reliving of 1944? Conneaut
has many other great sites to offer.... something for the
whole family. From historic covered bridges, beaches,
working lighthouse, and world-class fishing, to our unique
railroad museum, local wineries, shops, and local displays
centered around the D-Day - 1944 theme. For more information
on events around town, please visit our
schedule page or visit the