There’s nothing better than life on the lake – fun-filled beach days, quaint shops and restaurants to explore, endless sunshine, freshwater fish to eat, friendly locals and vacationers, and relaxing summer nights.
Gideon Owen is located on the shores of Lake Erie, and we’re thankful for the many wonderful partnerships and friendships we’ve made in the community these past few years.
Our friends at the Port Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce recently released Port Clinton’s Calling Me, a new video and theme song celebrating the local businesses and experiences that attract thousands of visitors to the Lake Erie coastal town each year.
Written and produced by local songwriter Ron Miller, the song reminds listeners why Port Clinton has become a premier vacation destination in the Midwest, while the video takes viewers on a journey of activities residents and visitors to the growing small town enjoy.
“As a gateway to the popular Lake Erie islands, Port Clinton has always attracted a notable share of visitors passing through, but now people are starting to discover that our town is packed with gems that make it a desirable destination in its own right,” said Mike Snyder, Mayor of Port Clinton. “Ron (Miller) is a longtime area resident and business owner who has always been a huge supporter of growing our town into a bright, active community people love. He was the perfect person to create music and film that captures the personality of Port Clinton.”
The video highlights a variety of attractions including Gideon Owen Wine Company, Twin Oast Brewing, boating, fishing, dining, shopping, musical entertainment, and more by showcasing locations that have been favorites in Port Clinton for decades - as well as newer additions that have brought even more diversity, flavor, and entertainment to the community.
The video also includes various events like the Walleye Festival, Burning Snowman, the New Year’s Eve Walleye Drop celebration, Art Walks, Farmers’ Markets, and Meals and Music on Madison (M.O.M), a seasonal downtown outdoor eating area and concert series. To learn more about the city of Port Clinton, visit https://www.portclintonchamber.com/.
Lyrics to Port Clinton’s Calling Me:
Anytime I’m feeling kinda low There’s somewhere I really love to go It’s a little town in Ohio On the banks of a Great Lake that we all know
Port Clinton’s calling me Listen close you can hear it too Erie’s waves crashing on the shore Ferry boats when they blow their horn Smell the air so fresh and clean It’s clear as far as eye can see When I need to feel fabulous and free Port Clinton’s calling me
Eat in local diners every day Visit little shops along the way There’s so many cozy places you can stay Dance the night away to guitars as they play
Port Clinton’s calling me Listen close you can hear it too” Erie’s waves crashing on the shore Pleasure boats when they blow their horns Sailing by the lighthouse seems Like maybe I’m living in a dream When I need to feel fabulous and free Port Clinton’s calling me
From the marinas and the parks To all the neighborhoods and the schools Stroll the boardwalk by the beach I tell ya everything’s so cool
Port Clinton’s calling me Listen close you can hear it too Erie’s waves crashing on the shore Fishing boats when they blow their horns There’s so much to do and see Nowhere else I’d rather be When I need to feel fabulous and free Port Clinton’s calling me Port Clinton’s calling me Port Clinton’s calling me
About Ron Miller As a performer, songwriter, promoter, host, and interviewer, Ron has collaborated or shared the stage with several legendary rock, pop, and country artists. Many of Ron’s songs have been recorded by well-known national artists and have been featured in network and independent tv/film projects, both domestically and internationally. Born and raised in Ohio, Ron works and lives in the Port Clinton area with his family, where he welcomes visitors to his hotel, OurGuest Inn & Suites, and supports the local live music scene through many endeavors.