Serving  all of "Steelhead Alley" in Ohio, Pennsylvania and New York     Turkey Creek Oh, Conneaut Creek Oh, Grand River Oh, Chagrin River Oh,  Rocky River Oh,  Vermillion River Oh,  Twenty mile Creek Pa,  16 mile Creek Pa,  12 Mile Creek Pa,  7 Miile Creek  Pa,  Walnut Creek Pa,  Elk Creek Pa,  Crooked Creek Pa,  Racoon Creek Pa,   Cattaraugus Creek NY,   Zoar Valley south branch,  Clear Creek NY,   Canadaway Creek NY,  Silver Creek NY,  Chataqua Creek NY,                      WE GO WHERE THE FISH ARE.......................á

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The original

"Steelhead School" 

 Since 2001


Spring 2017

March 17,18, 19th

Taking Reservations Now

Often imitated but never duplicated.  We have over 150 satisfied Graduates thru the years. It is a three day adventure into the world of fishing Steelhead Alley.  Our team of local steelhead pro's teach you everything you need to know to be a successful steelhead angler. It also includes a nine hour tour of the hot spots on the streams. We will cover, When to fish where, knots, rigging terminal tackle, leader construction, fly selection, reading water, fighting fish,  spin, fly, spey and cenerpinn techniques plus thee hours of hands on fly tying.  All you will need are an Ohio fishing license and a pair of chest high waders. . The weekend is value priced at $375 per angler and included in the price is two nights lodging. Contact Don at 330-565-5457 for more info.


Bill Rusinko at Realistics Taxidermy is the only one I will trust with my trophy fish,  He lives in Michigan's UP and he is an expert at correctly painting our great lakes species.


Blog's from the Alley's  Steelheader's


This link takes you to Greg Lum's blog.  Greg is a good friend of mine and an expert with the center pin.  He is on the river almost every day and his reports are funny but accurate.


Bob Williams blog is full of good info and stream reports.

Mike Engelhardt's Blog is packed with great photography and stories of his adventures.


Ohio DNR Info

OH Fishing Report

Ohio Steelhead Fishing

Ohio Steelhead Info



The Best informational book on fishing "Steelhead Alley"


John Nagy has updated his great book on Lake Erie Steelhead fishing.

Tube flies are all the rage on the alley.  If your interested in tubes you gotta check out Tony DiBenedetto's web site


County Visitors Bureau's

Dfishinfool's Guide Service is a proud members of the Ashtabula County Convention and Visitors Bureau.  Their website lists local attractions, the areas fine wineries, hotels and other information on the area.


Our Team of Guides have the required permits to Guide on Lorain County Metro-Parks property. Lorain County is host to some beautiful well appointed parks.


Dfishinfool's Guide Service is a proud members of the Lake County Visitors Bureau



Helpful links on rigging your spinning outfit for Steelhead

We trust quality RedWing floats and terminal tackle on our guided trips

Here is a great link from Redwing Tackle on rigging up your Spin or Pin outfit



Team Member Guide Websites

DDon Mathews and have been your Source for Steelhead Alley info since 1997

Jeff Novak's website.  Jeff travels the Great Lakes Guiding Anglers.


Guide Dick Keagy is a true OhioSteelheader check out his website

Guide Travis McAllisters website. 



Ben's Bait and Tackle Garden River Ontario

In addition to our guided Ohio and Pennsylvania trips we offer a select number of trips each Fall to Western, NY and the Cattaraugus Creek. Steel headers often refer to the Catt as the "Crown Jewel" of our Great Lakes tributaries. We fish the Catt during the month of October. It is a beautiful stream and the early fall fishing is great. Give me a call and we will discuss a trip to the Catt. Don Mathews NY License #4348

ATTN:  Clubs, Trout Unlimited Chapters, Sports Shops

We have put together a great Power Point Presentation on Fishing "steelhead Alley" its not just a bragging guide with a bunch of big fish pictures.  We have put together an informative lesson on steelheading.  It contains many tips we have learned in our 10 year history of Guiding Steelhead Alley.   The principals we show you can be applied to many other fisheries. We offer this presentation at a very reasonable cost of $100 plus our fuel expenses.  We have a high Definition Power Point projector all we need is a screen or blank wall and a group of fishermen.  Feel free to contact Don at 330-565-5457 to set up a date for your club meeting.


Area Fishing Clubs

Ohio Central Basin Steelheaders

Western Reserve Fly Anglers

Pennsylvania Steelhead Association

3 c u Trout Association

North West Pa Trout Unlimited

SONS of Lake Erie Club (save our native species)

Neshannock Trout Unlimited

Emerald Necklace Trout unlimited Cleveland OHF

Firelands Fly Fishers

North Branch Boys Fly Fishing Club Toledo Oh

North Coast Fly Fishers

Tri County Trout Club


Other Great Clubs

Buckeye United Fly Fishermen

Derby City Fly Fishers

Northern Kentucky Fly Fishers

Bluegrass Trout Unlimited

Louisville Trout Unlimited

We also have a presentation "Finding Fish on Steelhead Alley" available to put on at your seminar, event, or club meeting. We have assembled a awesome power point presentation and have all of our own equipment. We offer this presentation at a very minimal cost, $100 plus expenses. It is very educational and your audience will learn from it.  Please contact Don for more info 330-565-5457



"Steelhead Alley"

Steelhead Facts

All of our streams in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and New York hold fish during the winter months December- March 


New York Steelhead fishing is best in October thru December but most years the Cattaraugus Creek s the first stream to get a run of fish

Pennsylvania Steelhead fishing peaks in November and December but gets runs as early as September.  They are the most heavily stocked streams on "Steelhead Alley" and hold the most fish per square mile.

Ohio Steelhead fishing starts in October and lasts until early May.  Ohio streams are usually fish the best in the spring.

After Fishing

Biscotti Family Winery 440-593-5403

Buccia Vineyards 440-593-5976

Popular local winery..!!Debonne Vineyards 440-466-3485

Emerine Estates 440-293-8199

**Fool's Favorite Great food**  Ferrante Winery 440-466-8466

Fools wife's Favorite Grand River Cellars 440-298-9838

Harpersfield Vineyard 440-466-4739

Laurello Vineyard 440-415-0661

Markko Vineyard 440-593-3197

Great place..!!  Old Firehouse Winery 440-466-9300

** Great Wine live music **  Old Mill Winery 440-466-5560

  **  My Favorite wines **  South River Vineyard 440-466-6676

Tarsito Winery 440-224-2444

Lakehouse Winery 440-466-8668

Variant Family Winery 440-466-1314


Area Rental Homes


Orange Street Rentals in Conneaut Ohio rents out a nice home in a quite neighborhood minutes from Conneaut Creek. 440-593-4546

Painesville Area

Fairport Harbor Rental Home for very large Groups. 8 BR Sleeps 20.  Vey Nice views of lake 440-773-2741

Fairport Harbor Cottage Sleeps 6 with nice Lakefront views. 440-773-2741


Our Favorite Lake Erie Charter Boats

If you want to catch a bunch of Perch without spending a bundle.  Check out the Edward John head boat out of Erie Pa. Just $28 for adults..!! Call 814-883-7622

My Time Too Charters

Capt George Neil runs a 30' Baha out of Ashtabula Harbor  He will put you on the fish 330-637-0989


Capt Don  lives right on the water in Fairport Harbor.  His boat an gear are first class 216-337-1208


Capt Ray Clark runs out of Ashtabula Ohio in a 30' Baha Give him a call for some hog eyes and perch. 440-241-2214


Procaster Charters

Everybody tells me Capt Gary Raymond catches fish when no one else does 440-964-7594


Lake Ontario Charters

If your looking for some huge Lake Ontario Browns and Salmon I would call Capt Brian Edwards and Fatal Attraction Charters out of Sodus Bay in Fair Haven NY   315-754-8914

Guides We

If your ever fishing in central Kentucky look up are friends at Cumberland Drifters for a great float trip


If your looking for a guided trip on the Mighty Muskegon or the surrounding Michigan Streams give Chad Betts a call at 231-652-3189

John Valk runs Grindstone Angling .  They are located in South Central Ontario Canada. I have used John as a guide in the past.  He is pleasant and nice to fish with. I highly recommend John as your guide if you travel to the area.  Grindstone Angling also has a very nice flyshop.


A neat new concept in floats. 

Quality eggs straight from Alaska to your door

Steelhead Fishing Reports

From "Steelhead Alley"


 Everybody is asking why so few website updates and pictures. After 14 years and thousands of reports and over 5,000 published photographs. I must give it up.  Sorry folks, I ain't getting any younger !!  We instead are focusing our efforts on our guide trip customers and fishing.  This has always been our true passion.  So I do apologize for the sparse reports.   The Steelheadsite and fisherie websites provide a good source of information.   BUT honestly those USGS Gauges are all you really need. Good Fishin..!!  Don


March 16 2012.  We will only post periodic reports and updates to this page but feel free to browse our report archives dating back to 1998.

UPDATE : February 15 2017

I will be back in Ohio Monday 2-20.  I had a blast fishing the Florida gulf coast the last couple months BUT now I have steelhead on the brain. There has already been some good fishin weather and Billy and Jeff have been doing very good both in Ohio and Pa on the days they have gotten out. They tell me that there is a good push is in the streams now.
I will only have a few days to fish then its off to one of my favorite shows the Jaffa Sports Show in Altoona Pa.  It runs Feb 23rd thru 26th.  I will be doing seminars on both salmon and Steelhead and we will have a booth.  Stop in and say hi.

Next is the Firelands Flyfishers meeting on March 8th held at the French Creek reservation in Sheffield Lake. I will be doing my steelhead presentation with a little on the Garden River at the end. I am looking forward to this meeting, many club members are long time steelheaders.

On March 11 and 12th we will be at the Midwest Fly Fishing Expo in Warren Michigan.  This is the BIG fly show for the midwest and it brings in all the big retailers in fly fishing.  Last year was our first year and it is a awesome show. If your into flyfishing the Great lakes its the best show to attend.

It is almost steelheadschool time.  This spring the school will be March 17,18, and 19th. We still have two openings. Its three days of non stop steelhead.  The class is tailored for the beginning to intermediate skilled steelhead angler wanting to expand his knowledge. The school price includes two nights lodging.

This spring it will be Myself, Guide Jeff Novak, Guide Jason Heinbaugh, and Guide Billy Brown on the streams full time seven days a week.  Kurt Bitikoffer will be helping out on some weekends. What a great group of veteran steelhead guides to network with.  A team with over 60 years of experience guiding steelhead anglers. These guys never cease to amaze me at their ability to catch fish. Even on the tough days. I cant stress enough how much we network and depend on each other in following these migratory fish around.

 We do have prime spring dates still available but the busier weekends are booked solid. Personally, I am booked solid for the entire spring. I got insane this winter and just couldnt say no. Basically I will fish seven days a week most of the spring. Feel free to call, text or email me anytime to reserve a date with one of our guides 330-565-5457

I will be floating the Grand this spring in my 17 pro aluminum high side drifter.  Billy will be doing floats on the Grand and some of the smaller streams with his 14' toon.  Due to the popularity of the small stream floats we are negotiating on a couple new rafts.

GOT A GROUP..  I have a landowner who will rent his house that sleeps 10 on a all private section of a nice NE Ohio steelhead stream.  Included in the very reasonable price is private access to over a mile of private riverbank. A sweet setup.  We would love to guide your group there. Perfect for a corporate retreat. Call Don Mathews for more info.

Want to fish in Paradise? Check out our September Garden River salmon trip. Our group gets PRIVATE ACCESS to over 20 miles of the best salmon stream in the Great Lakes region. All Wild fish with less than one angler per river mile. Our native american outfitter provides us with access to the private reservation lands. He sets up a very nice streamside camp on the most productive section of river. Hot showers, heated tents, and good grub are nice BUT the big draw is the  Pink, Chinook, Coho, Pinook, and Atlantic salmon plus steelhead, resident bows and trophy brookies.  This will be our 13th year of hosting the Garden River trip. Located near Sault Ste Marie in Ontario Canada. Openings remain on all five legs of this years trip. Call Don Mathews for more info.




Garden River Canada Fall 2017

All Exclusive  area located near Sault Ste Marie On the Private Garden River First Nation Lands.  We use Native outfitter Ben Belleau and the guides at Bens bait and tackle.  ***NO CROWDS fish in solitude***  Easy to wade a fly fishers dream stream, The best Salmon Fishing on the Great Lakes Bar none..!!

Atlantic salmon, Pink salmon, Chinook salmon, Coho salmon, Steelhead, Resdient Brookies and rainbows all in the same stream..!!! You gotta fish it to believe it.

Jeff with a Garden River Chinook

For more info  call Don Mathews at


Joe with a monster 39 inch Garden River Chinook Salmon he caught 200 yards from the camp

It is the best fishing I have ever experienced. You can literally catch fish till your arms hurt..!!  It truly is a dream trip. I used to fish the Pere Marquette in Michigan and the Salmon River in Pulaski, NY and I honestly believe the Garden River gets a bigger run of Chinooks than either of those streams.  We seldom see another angler that isn't part of our group. Salmon fishing in such un-pressured conditions is impossible to find anywhere else in the Great Lakes area. Only a select few non natives have ever had the chance to fish the Garden River. 

Pink Salmon like this one number in the thousands near our Garden River camp 


Our team of Steelhead guides for the 2017 season

Don Mathews 330-565-5457

Jeff Novak 330-475-9906

Billy Brown 814-746-0225

Jason Heinbaugh 440-536-1391

Kurt Bitikofer 717-496-1290

You can call Don at 330-556-547 or any of our team member guides to book a trip

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Our Team of area Guides

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All guides listed below are self employed.  We have joined forces.  We believe that by networking together on the stream our group of local guides can give the best steelheading experience possible.  We guarantee it.. Feel free to call any of us at anytime to check on availability or to just talk fishin..   Don't be fooled by the NEW wave of guides in Ohio.  These guys are your true local steelhead pro's

Guide  Jeff Novak



 Guide Billy Brown



Guide Jason Heinbaugh




Guide Kurt Bitikofer

TTo book a trip with any of the above guides please call Don Mathews at 330-565-5457 .  He handles the website and our central booking calendar at  You may also call your guide of choice at anytime with questions or to check on availability.


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New York


Best Area Bait and Tackle Shops

Anglers who travel to the area are in luck.  Dan, Eric and the team at FishUSA are there for you.  They stock what you will need.  Don't waste your money at the marts. FishUSA will have your order to you very quickly.  They also have a storefront in Erie Pa. with everything they stock available there.   You can stop there and get online prices on the spot.  Tell them I sent you.


Elk Creek Sports

 I have known Dan Seaman since I started guiding in Pa.  his shop Elk Creek Sports is open early has licenses, shiners, bait and everything else the Steelheader needs.  He is located on Rt.5 right at Elk Creek.  He keeps his river reports page up to date and the info is good.


BAC Bait and Tackle has Several stores with a great selection of fly tying materials, bait, tackle, rods, reels and waders. Located around the Erie Pennsylvania area


Gary and his wife Dot run a great bait shop located on Rt 5 near Walnut Creek in PA  called Poor Richards  I have been a customer there since Gary bought the place many years ago.   The prices are good.  The selection is great, with everything you need to catch fish, fly or spin.  They clean fish and will exchange your fresh caught steelhead for a smoked fish on the spot.  Check them out..!!


Jim runs Folly's End fly shop and campground.  Jim bought the shop a few years ago from my good friend Larry.  Jim has done a great job of keeping the shop well supplied for steelhead fishermen and done some nice improvements to the campground.  Clyde Murray has worked at the shop for years.  He is a steelheading icon. Clyde's friendly advise has caused the demise of countless steelhead.  The shop is located on the banks of Elk Creek in one of the most productive sections of stream. You can park on the left side of the driveway going down to the shop. From there you can access the stream to fish. Please stop in the shop and let them know though.


Lake Erie Ultimate Angler is located at 3737 west 12th Street in Erie Pa.  They are a Orvis shop that carry's a nice line of upper end fly fishing equipment 814-833-4040


Barcelona Market is located just a half mile ease of Chautauqua Creek on Lake Rd.  The have NY fishing licenses, bait and steelhead tackle.


Appalachian Outfitters

Appalachian Outfitters is located at 60 Kendall Park Rd in Penninsula Ohio.  They are a full service outdoor shop with a nice fly fishing department.


Harpersfield Bait and Tackle

Harpersfield Bait and Tackle is located in the Ashtabula county metro-park at the Harpersfield Dam.  They are open seasonably and they have Bait, Tackle, Snacks, and flies tied by local tiers. Give Joe a call at 440-983-9500 for more info


Stop in and see Frank at TMF Orvis if your ever near Ravenna Ohio.  Frank is about as good natured and friendly as anybody you will ever meet.  He runs a very neat and tidy shop that has a great selection of fly fishing gear for the steelheader, trout fisherman or saltwater angler. His fly tying material selection is great.  They also have lots of quality rods and reels. 


KMD Tackle

Located at 263 Liberty st in Painsville Ohio. Minutes from some of the best stretches of the Grand River.  Kevin has the best fly fishing selection in the area.


Chagrin River Bait and Tackle

 Cat Bill Goble is a seasoned veteran Erie charter Capt. who runs trips on his nice 30 foot Baha the "No Woes".  Bill also owns Chagrin River Bait and tackle located at 140 forest dr. in Eastlake Ohio. They sell fishing licenses, bait, and steelhead tackle.  Bill closes up for a few months in the winter but he offers fish cleaning during the summer. His BBQ Ribs and Fish dinners are a big hit with the locals.  They open at 6:00 am most mornings  440-942-9716


Dan Pribanic owns Chagrin River outfitters located at 100 North Main Street in Chagrin Falls Ohio 44022. They are a full service fly shop and they have one of the areas best selections of Steelhead Alley fly gear. Give Dan a call at 440-247-7110


Erie Shore General Store

Some bait and tackle located in Eastlake Ohio 440-942-3470


Karran Shop

Karan Shop has bait and steelhead tackle plus a selection of Lake Erie Tackle. Located at 413 South Ridge  Geneva, Ohio (440) 466-3561


Neshannock Creek Fly Shop is located on a nice trout stream about an hour or so south of Erie they have a great fly fishing selection


Erie Outfitters

Craig Lewis runs Erie Outfitters Located in Sheffield Lake Ohio.  They have a great selection for the steelheader as well as lake fishermen.  There is a nice launch down the street that puts you about 6 miles from the sandbar. A lake Erie fishing hot spot in recent years. Erie outfitters has shiners, bait and licenses.


Gone Fishing Bait and Tackle

Bill Laughard owns Gone fishing Bait and tackle at 1027 Munroe Falls ave in Cuyahoga Falls Ohio.  The word is out on the steelhead runs the Cuyahoga has been getting the past couple of years. Plus it has some great bass and pike fishing.  Bill knows the river well and he knows where they are biting. 330-945-4590


Snug Harbor Bait and Tackle

Jack owns Snug Harbor Bait and tackle located at 1021 Broad Street in Conneaut Ohio. The shop sits on the bluff looking over the mouth of Conneaut creek and the Harbor. I'm in his shop daily in the summer because in my opinion Conneaut is the best fishing port on lake Erie. The perch fishing is consistent all summer and fall and the walleye fishery peaks in July and August. Snug Harbor has the right bait, tackle, and advise to make your trip a success. they also clean fish. Jack also maintains a river report line call 440-593-3755



Online store carrying a variety of fly tying supplies at discount prices.

John DeMartino owns the online store  out of Rochester NY.  He is a Great Lakes pioneer of using Centerpins for steelhead.  He also builds custom Rods and sells a wide selection of gear for the centerpin enthusiast online



Area Camp Grounds Open year round

Jim and Clyde at Folly's End have a great fly shop on site at their riverfront campground. You can access one of the best sections of Elk Creek from their campground.  They offer daily stream parking and camping. As well as seasonal camping.  If your near Elk Creek stop in. They will hook you up.

Uncle John's Elk Creek Campground is located right on the stream near the mouth of Elk Creek.  Fishing is very good on their property.  John is a great guy and he let me hold my Boy Scout Merit Badge Classes in one of his cabins for free.  The cabins are for rent they are new and are very nice.  The showers and restrooms are great The place is always clean and well kept.  It is very angler friendly. He offers daily stream front parking for a small fee.


Indian Creek Campground Geneva Oh  Phone 440-466-8191


Best Area Chow


If you can' find something you like to eat in Cleveland  your in trouble.  I'm not going to waste your time trying to list hotels or restaurants in the Cleveland or the burbs.


Bravo! Cucina Italiana 7787 Reynolds Road Mentor 440-946-2090


Willoughby Brewing Company 4057 Erie Street Willoughby Try the Cheddar Ale Soup..!!


Pickle Bills 101 River Street Grand River is located on the water and is a locals favorite for Crab Legs, Prime Rib and Shrimp. I highly recommend them.  440-352-6343

Brennans Fish House 102 River Street Grand River Excellent fresh fish and seafood 440-354-9785


Best Friends Restaurant Located right at Exit #218  Good Breakfast and reasonable prices. 440-466-0041


Chops is located right at Exit #218 On Rt 534.  They have a nice dinner menu and serve some local wines


Ferrante Winery is my favorite place.  Don't wear your waders. Good Italian food.  Meals are $10-$20.  Located 5 minutes from Exit #218 call 440-466-8466


Crows Nest Restaurant Follow Rt 11 north and you will dead end in their parking lot. Good choices lots of selections reasonable prices.  The monster bowl of Chili will warm you up.  440-964-2696

Briquettes Smokehouse in Historic downtown Ashtabula harbor 440-964-2273


Beef and Beer Great food for the money.  Home cooked meals.  Daily specials, Hearty burgers.  Bottled beer your real likely to run into one of us there. They Even have a fish tank table. Located Right at I-90 Exit #241 Right near the state line.  440.593.3667

Biscotti's Restaurant  186 Park Ave Conneaut  Local favorite Pizza and Italian food Call 440-593-6766

 Fairview Pa

Crowleys is just 2 1/2 miles south of I-90 on Rt 18. Great food but don't wear your waders. They have a grill in the center of the place and you can cook your own steaks if you want. Call 814-774-8450

Avonia Pa

It's hard for me to drive by Avonia Tavern Just West of Walnut Creek on Rt 5. Great Wings and Burgers all the food is great and they have reasonable prices.

Erie Pa

Teresa's Deli is located at 5360 West Lake Rd.  Just a short drive from walnut creek.  The subs are fantastic and a big hit with the area fishermen all 814-833-6913

Follow I-90 to Peach Street and there are a lot of choices.  Quaker steak and lube wings are a local favorite.  Or jump on I-79 North to Mill Creek Mall.  All the big chains are in town. 

NorthEast Pa

Lighthouse Inn 3704 East Lake Rd is our favorite over that way. 814-899-9300

Plummers is located East of 20 mile Creek on Lake Rd just across the NY state line.  They have good burgers and cold beer


Comfort Inn Exit #241 Rt 45 Austinburg Ohio is the home of our Spring Steelhead School and offers convenient lodging for guests fishing Eastern Ohio. 440-275-2711


The Green Roof Inn is located Just 2 miles south of I-90 on rt 18 they are close to the action and very fishermen friendly.  Gene tells me the rooms are very clean.  They have reports on their web site.



Many lodging options exist along "Steelhead Alley" and Interstate I-90.  Here are a few lodging options located near to the streams that we fish.

We Recommend these hotels to our Guide trip guests.  They are all located close to I-90 and the fishing.  Please beware there are some real dives out there.
Elyria - Vermillion
Comfort Inn Elyria Ohio;  440-324-7676
EconoLodge Elyria Ohio; 440-324-3911
Best Western Lawn Field 8434 Mentor Ave 440-205-7378
Howard Johnson's Geneva Ohio Exit#218; 440-466-1168
State Park Lodge Geneva Ohio Exit #218; 866-806-8066
Ashtabula  Austinburg Exit #223 on  I-90
Comfort Inn is our recommended North Eastern Ohio hotel and home of our SteelheadSchool Mention your fishing with us for a discount rate.

Comfort Inn Ashtabula Ohio Exit #223; Call   440-275-2711

Hampton Inn Ashtabula Ohio Exit #223; Call   440-275-2000
America's Best Value Ohio Exit #223 call 440-275-2011
Holiday Inn Express Ohio Exit #223 Call 440-275-2020
Sleep Inn Ohio Exit #223 Call 440-275-6800
Comfort Inn Ashtabula Ohio Exit #223; Call   440-275-2711
Dav-Ed Motel Exit #235 Call 440-224-1094
Days Inn Conneaut Ohio Exit #241 Call 440-593-6000
Western Pa
Green Roof Inn Rt 18 South of I-90 call 814-774-7072
Erie Pa
Wingate by Wyndham 8060 Old Oliver Rd     814-860-3050
Best Western Erie Pa exit#18 814-838-7646

Clarion Inn Erie Pa Exit#18 814-833-1116

Western NY

Comfort Inn Dunkirk NY Exit#59 716-672-4450

White Inn Fredonia NY Exit#59 716-672-2103

Best Western Dunkirk NY Exit#59 716-366-7100

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