Lake Erie Beach Glass
by Lisa Lynch
Photo Courtesy of Joiseyshowaa
Lake Erie, from Cleveland to Conneaut, Ohio, is a mecca for beach glass and beach glass enthusiasts.
The old saying, "The early bird catches the worm" can be almost be applied to beach glass hunting. Although, depending on the way the waves and tide are interacting, afternoon may be your best bet.
To me there is nothing better than kicking off my shoes and stepping into the warm sand to walk along the beach.
Sometimes a brightly colored gem of glass will be right on top waiting for the picking, other times it will be on the edge of the water, glistening...waiting. With that said, I have also been on the beach with snow and made several fascinating finds!
From my experiences on the beaches in Ashtabula and Lake County, the rewards have been spectacular.
I have found reds, oranges, yellows, pinks, greens, blues, browns, whites. If you ask me which piece is my favorite...it's every piece I pick up.
Some pieces are jewelry quality, and some are meant to be in a glass jar so I can see them every day.
Beach glass hunting/collecting is a great family activity as well. Something that costs nothing but reaps benefits.
If you haven't found your first piece of beach glass...take off your shoes, dip your feet in the surf and sand and start looking.
And don't forget that zip-loc bag to carry your treasures in!
That says it all, Lisa! Now if you could upload a photo of that beautiful beach glass...it would be frosting on the cake! Happy hunting,
David and Lin (OdysseySeaGlass)