Sawmill Creek - the Preferred Hotel of Summit Motorsports Park
Nestled on the shores of Lake Erie, Sawmill Creek Lodge is a full service hotel featuring 240 deluxe guest rooms and suites. Sawmill Creek Resort features an 18 hole Tom Fazio designed championship golf course, a private beach, jet ski, kayak and bike rentals, indoor and outdoor pools, a state nature preserve and unique shops, located in an 1887 barn. Choose from 3 dining options during your stay. Call 419-433-3800 or visit sawmillcreek.com.
Want more thrills? What else is there to do in the Norwalk area? The races are over but your senses are still tingling from the sights and sounds of the drag strip!
Cedar Point has to be the very next stop! The 2nd oldest amusement park in North America, is home to 17 world-class roller coasters including Top Thrill Dragster! You can choose whether to PARTICIPATE or just watch! The park has so many rides it is impossible to list them here, while the live shows and abundant restaurants cater to those who prefer to keep their feet on the ground. Visit www.cedarpoint.com for more information.
Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame
Since Drag Racing and Rock music grew up together, what better destination could there be for you than the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame? The world famous museum, located in Cleveland, Ohio, celebrates the history and grandeur of the music that defined a generation and provides an ongoing backdrop for our sport! Information about tours, exhibits, events, and more, is available at www.rockhall.com, or by calling 216-781-7625. Rock on!
Cleveland Indians and the Toledo Mudhens
For baseball fans, both major league and minor league venues are available within an hour’s drive of Summit Motorsports Park. Travelling east, the Cleveland Indians entertain American League home games. Heading west, the Toledo Mudhens host minor league games from their new stadium in downtown Toledo, Ohio. What could be more American than spending a weekend at the dragstrip, then taking in a baseball game before heading home? Information about the Cleveland Indians can be found at www.cleveland.indians.mlb.com. To find out what’s happening with the Toledo Mudhens, go to www.mudhens.com.
Put-In-Bay, Lake Erie Islands & The Historic Marblehead Lighthouse
Looking for some serious relaxation? Put-In-Bay is your port of call! Located on South Bass Island in Lake Erie and nicknamed “Key West of the North”, the normally sleepy little resort town offers golf carting, bicycles, mopeds, and watercraft rental for your touring pleasure. Resort hotels are available, and the island is home to Perry’s monument, the third tallest monument in the country. Nightlife can be as laid back or as lively as you wish. What do you prefer? Sitting in the park watching the sunset fade into the glittering lights dancing off the surface of the lake, or kicking up your heels at establishments such as The Roundhouse Bar or any one of several other themed night clubs - all are within walking distance of one another. For complete information, visit www.putinbay.com.
Like jewels dotting the water of Lake Erie, Kelleys, Middle Bass and South Bass, these islands eagerly welcome visitors. They offer varied sightseeing and entertainment opportunities sure to please any age and taste, and are a sportsman’s paradise. These secluded stops appeal to nature and bird lovers as well as those looking for a relaxing, quiet getaway. Their rocky shorelines, pristine beaches, lush forests, fragrant vineyards, historical homes and friendly hospitality beckon. Additionally, world-class Walleye fishing charters originate from any of the islands. For information and reservations go to www.lake-erie.com.
Located just across the Sandusky Bay at the very tip of the Marblehead Peninsula, you’ll find the Marblehead Lighthouse. The stately white tower is the oldest lighthouse in continuous operation on the Great Lakes, and has guided sailors safely along the rocky shores of Marblehead Peninsula since 1822. The structure has undergone several updates and improvements since its construction, and the area surrounding the lighthouse is now a state park. This is a perfect destination for lighthouse and history buffs. More information about Marblehead Lighthouse is available at www.dnr.state.oh.us.
Thomas Edison’s Birthplace and Museum is located within 15 minutes of our Race Track, in the sleepy town of Milan, Ohio. The museum has a wealth of interesting historical information: Edison’s inventions and patents, a gift shop, and interactive displays that are sure to interest young and old alike. Two of Thomas Edison’s distant grand nieces conduct tours from February through November. Hours and information can be found at www.tomedison.org, or by calling 419-499-2135.
Firelands Historical Museum
Located just minutes from Summit Motorsports Park in the City of Norwalk, this historical Federal-style house is the second oldest museum in the State of Ohio. The museum is used regularly as a research library to assist students and historians on projects involving local history. Displays, photographs, and manuscripts date to the earliest settlers of the Firelands region. The Museum is open with limited hours April 1 through October 31. For further information and hours of operation, call 419-668-6038.