The Great Lake Escape

During prohibition and then the depression, there were still places to go, people to see and things to do. In Columbus, Ohio, when one was stressed with life, there was always the Great Lake Escape. To get here you could take the interurban Columbus to Newark trolley and get off at the Buckeye Lake amusement park. From there you could catch a 10 minute boat ride at Del Fisher Boat line. Past Cranberry Marsh you’d find a local waterfront speakeasy where the smooth spirits, relaxing atmosphere and good times would make you forget all your troubles, fueling your soul until your next escape.

Today, it is still a great Lake Escape

Waterfront condos are a way to escape for the weekend, the summer or for permanent refuge. Private balconies and docks can be a hideaway or a place to entertain friends while overlooking the lake. The clubhouse and pool are a place to kick back and unwind after a day of boating, fishing or water skiing.

The freeway has long since replaced the train making your great lake escape from Columbus less than 25 minutes. The speakeasy was the Blue Goose. The condos are called Cranberry Pointe.