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Sandusky River

Fremont is a city in Northwest Ohio. It is the county seat of Sandusky County. Although Fremont has a rich, historic history, today many visitors come to Fremont to wade in and fish the Sandusky River. This is especially true at spawning time, when the river and banks are loaded with fishermen and State Wildlife Inspectors. Fremont is a beautiful city, with well maintined residential neighborhoods. Due to the location, it is a destination for those who enjoy Lake Erie and would prefer to be a bit away from the lake front and the little bit faster pace of life.

Get in[edit]

  • SR 20 NW/SE
  • SR 53 N/S

Get around[edit]

By boat[edit]

If you are trying to access the Sandusky River, the only marina between here and Lake Erie can be accessed by the 1st road south of the turnpike on the east side of the road. There are also three public boat ramps to the North along the river before Sandusky Bay.

By car[edit]

Roads are well maintained, driving is easy and pleasurable.

Perfect setting for motorcycle or bike.

No public transportation.


Hayes Presidential Library
  • Hayes Presidential Center712 North St. The Nations first Presidential Library. Rutherford B. Hayes, nineteenth president of the United States and Mrs. Hayes are buried on the grounds at Spiegel Grove. There are 26 acres to this, includes home, tomb, Presidential Library and Museum. It is one of those outstanding works, that is worth driving 200-300 miles out of your way to see. Beautiful!!
  • The Hayes Presidential Center has numerous events throughout the year, including History Mystery and the Hayes Civil War Encampment on the gounds, in early October of each year.


  • Fremont Speedway, Sandusky County Fairgrounds, +1 419-333-0478.
  • Plaza Lanes (bowling), 2641 East State St +1 419 332-1192.


The Hayes Presidential Library has a very interesting and somewhat unusual gift shop and book store. Time well spent.


  • Casa Fiesta2455 Hayes Ave +1 419 332-0811.
  • Toft's Ice Cream Parlor, Potter Village. +1 419-334-2682
  • Whitacres Restaurant & Lounge, 3422 North State Rt. 53. +1 419-334-2682
  • The 818 Club818 Croghan St +1 419 334-9122.

Farm Markets[edit]

  • Brubaker's Acres, 1 mile west of SR 53 on SR 12. +1 419-986-6391
  • Potter's Berry Farm, 2275 North CR 239. +1 419-332-5890
  • Rimelspach Produce, SR 12 & SR 53. +1 419-334-4100
  • Rimelspach's Red Barn Country Market, 4148 SR 53 North. +1 419-334-4323


Up to the late 1960's, social drinking was quite popular in Ohio and law enforcement mostly looked the other way. Then new laws and testing devices were provided to law officers. Today, they have laws against smoking in public areas that includes bars and clubs. This new regulation and enforcement has taken much out of the bar scene in Ohio, leaving only the unaware or hard core patrons in the taverns. From Fremont north to Lake Erie, drinking while driving or in control of watercraft is enforced like never before. Fines and jail terms are usually mandatory. Still, some taverns have survived and carry-out liquor sales set records. There is no lack of watering holes in this area.


Preserved Courthouse
  • Comfort Inn & Suites840 Sean Drive +1 419 355-9300.
  • Days Inn, 3710 North SR 53, +1 419-334-9551.
  • Hampton Inn & Suites540 East County Road +1 419 332-7650. 89.
  • Holiday Inn, 3422 North SR 53, +1 419-334-2682.
  • Travelodge1750 Cedar Street +1 419 334-9517.

Go next[edit]

Routes through Fremont
ToledoPerrysburg  W I-80.svgI-90.svgOhioTurnpike.svg E  MilanCleveland/Akron
Bowling Green ← Jct N US 23.svg S  W US 6.svg E  SanduskyCleveland
ToledoPerrysburg  W US 20.svg E  NorwalkCleveland
Upper SanduskyTiffin  S OH-53.svg N  Port ClintonCatawba Island

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