Catawba Island Tour

Catawba Island’s rich history of agriculture, commerce, and recreation are brought to life during the Catawba Island Historical Society tour.  Visit locations and imagine the steamboats and horse-drawn jitneys that brought vacationers to resorts on the Lake Erie shores that once were the choice of Teddy Roosevelt and Harvey Firestone.  Understand the dreams of developers as they considered the beautiful Lake vistas and planned how to enjoy them.  Learn about farmers and their orchard harvests that built the foundations of today’s peach industry.  And experience how fishing and quarrying limestone influenced what Catawba Island is today.  This two-hour interactive tour expands your appreciation of the natural beauty and importance of Catawba Island that’s in our backyards.