Sorry for the delay in posts! We have been very busy on the site as many have seen and commented publicly. We appreciate all the support from Sandusky folks commenting on social and giving kudos to the construction team. They have rocked and we are super blessed to have such a nice product coming along. In the past several weeks, we have added substantial amount of labor including Dusty Boldman and his drywall team. We also had a major milestone with our new sign that was co-designed by Brady Signs and Richardson Design. If you have not seen it, we will give you a sneak peak, but must say it’s even better in person.!

We said goodbye to a few things! Above is a shot of the plumbing that was under the hood. Long story short, it was not in great shape, and we had to replace a lot of studs and sills. Here are some other things we said bye to in May.

As we were sad to say goodbye to some things (Many local memories at the Mecca), we were happy to say hello to some new things that freshen up the property and will shape its identity moving forward. In the last month, we have freshened up our exterior with some new siding, strengthened our sound barrier with new doors and windows, given the interiors some new drywall, lipstick and door/window casing and erected a new identity, Explorer Rest & Recreation. I almost forgot; we also began shaping the food truck park! Here are some images of some of the major milestones listed above.

We should have some exciting news soon on opening some of this amazing property. S & H Blind & Floors came in big time for some flooring that we will show you in the next blog post! As always, we are so lucky to have a great local contractor group that has been pushing this along. We will send you off with shots from Grant Puckrin and the 19th UAS Precision team. Thank you all for the efforts!

During the past the couple weeks there has been substantial progress made inside the old Mecca Motel. Kyle Hager and the Style Master’s team have been leading the charge with CT Electric, Hartland, Bayshore Concrete and Excavating and Custom Windows and Doors!

All Windows have been replaced and the installation of new doors has begun.
North view of the property with the land close to level again!
Bayshore pouring new concrete in front of the West building!

During the past the couple weeks there has been substantial progress made inside the old Mecca Motel. Kyle Hager and the Style Master’s team have been leading the charge with CT Electric, Hartland, Bayshore Concrete and Excavating and Custom Windows and Doors!

Aerial update of Explorer Rest & Recreation
What a gorgeous day and back drop of our construction site. We cannot wait to host guests at this fully remodeled boutique property!
The next several week this site will transform into a piece of rendering art! Stay tuned…

What is Lake Erie Adventure Company?

Lake Erie Adventure Company is a premium rental operator of kayak and paddle boards, headquarters located 10 minutes from Cedar Point Amusement Park.  LEA offers season pass membership for its locals and an extensive program of events including the popular “Sunset Paddles” and “Moonlight Paddles”.  The company is very passionate about the local community and will often welcome charitable events for special causes.

Where is Lake Erie Adventure Company?

The headquarters is located at 507 River Road Huron, Ohio 44839.  Lake Erie Adventure Company also operates a flight rental location at the Sandusky KOA.  This locations address is 2 East Shoreline Drive Sandusky, Ohio 44870.

What should you expect on the Huron River paddles?

From the main headquarters, Lake Erie Adventure Company offers three unique paddles.  South through the Huron River, guests will paddle through a channel with several areas to branch off and explore wildlife and patches of American lotus.  Directly west of the launch is Mudbrook channel, our favorite on days when the wind does not permit a comfortable lake or river paddle. And finally, the paddle to the Huron Pier Lighthouse.  This is local favorite, especially when the sun is setting you can capture breathtaking sunsets.

What should you expect on the East Sandusky Bay paddles?

The Lake Erie Adventure Company launch is located at the Sandusky KOA Campground on Cleveland Road and East Shoreline Drive.  This body of water is referred to as the Back Sandusky Bay by locals.  Guests will have to either have a membership handy or book a time slot to enter the guarded west entrance to the campground. This waterway is shallow and framed by The Cedar Point peninsula and Sandusky mainland.  Our three favorite paddles at this location are due west to get some epic photography of Cedar Point from the water, east to paddle along the gorgeous Cedar Point Chaussee “Willow Tree” road and catch amazing wildlife from the neighboring protected estuary and around the corner when the water locus and lilies are not thick, you can take a unique path through Plum Brook.  If you like to fish, bring a pole as this is a great location for Small and Largemouth Bass, Crappie and jumbo Catfish! 

What to bring and Lake Erie Adventure safety?

Through our many journeys paddling, we recommend bringing clothes that could possibly get wet, sunscreen, a hat, snacks, and some water.  LEA is all about safety, the company provides 12’ kayaks and paddle boards with extreme stability.  The Old Town Vapor 12 has a total weight load of 375 lbs., the Twin Heron total weight capacity is 500 lbs., our Sportsman 120 sit-on-top total weight capacity is 500lbs.  This provides guest a very comfortable paddle on any channel of water.  Basically, you would have to try to tip yourself over in these kayaks!  All LEA launches are manufactured by EZ Dock.  Enjoy a quick video on how easy it is to launch with Lake Erie Adventure here courtesy of local celebrity and influencer Benny!

What is sold at Lake Erie Adventure headquarters?

Prior to 2023 season LEA sold Kayaks, Paddle boards, paddling accessories, snacks and trendy clothing at 507 River Road Huron, Ohio 44839.  The headquarters will have a massive sale in May to liquidate the retail portion of the business. The decision was tough for owners Lisa and Justin Brady. The inside of Lake Erie Adventure will shift to an event space for our local community to have fun retreats with businesses, friends and families.

Here are some aerials of the Explorer Rest & Recreation site taken on 4/13 by Grant Puckrin and 19th Designs team! We are super bless with location conveniently located between Cedar Point and Sports Force Parks and CP SportsCenter!

On the site of Explorer Rest & Recreation the week of 4/13 we started the ground moving scope in the back of the property. Bayshore Concrete and Excavating started filling the pool.
Nice shot looking Northwest with Cedar Point in the background. Inside the property Style Masters continues demo and framing while CT Electric started roughing in the building.
Pretty astounding how close we are to the beautiful Sandusky Bay!
Look how close CP SportsCenter and Sports Force Parks are! Hope to host many ballclubs at our property.
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