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The Village of Fairport Harbor, Ohio

Welcome to Fairport Harbor, 30 miles east of Cleveland on the shores of Lake Erie. Fairport Harbor is a unique village rich in history. Lake Metroparks Fairport Harbor Lakefront Park features one of Lake Erie's best beaches – swim, kayak, play sand volleyball, picnic and more. Boating and fishing are at their best here!

About Fairport Harbor...


Fairport Harbor Lighthouse Museum

Main Attractions

Some of our attractions

Swimmers at the beachLake Metroparks Fairport Harbor Lakefront Park

Swim, kayak & picnic at a Lake Erie beach. Parking pass available. Park is open year-round from daylight to 1/2 hour after sunset. Lifeguard on duty and concession stand open June thru Labor Day, weather permitting.
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Lighthouse and museumFairport Harbor Historical Society Marine Museum and Lighthouse Tower

Located at the mouth of the Grand River, the Fairport Harbor Marine Museum is the first Great Lakes Lighthouse Marine Museum in Ohio and in the United States.
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Lighthouse and museumThe Museum Finnish Heritage Museum and Tours

The Finnish Heritage Museum gallery has changing exhibits throughout the year telling the story of Finnish heritage and various cultural traditions by displaying artifacts and providing information relating to this important history.
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More attractions...

Marine Museum

Upcoming Events

October 31
Trick or Treat
The Village of Fairport Harbor's official trick-or-treat time is Tuesday, October 31 from 6-8 p.m. Stay safe!
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November 7
Fairport Harbor Senior Center Update from Flood Study with Lake County Dept. of Utilities and Burgess & Niple
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News & Announcements

The Village of Fairport Harbor has been experiencing phone circuit networking problems since August 29. With this problem, the Village of Fairport Harbor -- including the main village hall line, Police, Fire, Service, Water and Senior Center -- has intermittent service for all phone calls to and from Village Hall. We are sorry for this inconvenience and we are working with our providers to handle the situation at hand.

Commemorative improvement at Memorial Park
A special thanks to Mr. Gene Kangas, Fairport Harbor Service Department and the Streets, Sidewalks, Buildings and Grounds Committee for making this commemorative improvement at Memorial Park.

Life is Better

Fairport Harbor Events - "Life is Better in a Beach Town!"

New Consumer Confidence Report for Fairport Harbor - 2016

New Trash and Recycling Pickup Day 
Beginning February 28, 2017 all trash and recycling pickup for customers of Tony Scheiber’s Hauling will be on Tuesdays regardless of where you live. There will no longer be a Wednesday pick up for customers at the south end of the Village.

If you have any questions regarding this change or you need to set up service, please call Tony Scheiber’s Hauling at 440-477-9211.

Reminder: Per Fairport Harbor Ordinances Section 521.08(c) and Section 521.08(d) trash receptacles may not be placed on the tree lawns before 5:00 p.m. on the evening prior to pickup and must be removed within 12 hours after pickup.

Yard Waste Pickup
Tony Scheiber’s Hauling will pick up bagged yard waste on the 1st and 3rd Mondays from April through December 1.

Press Release: Village of Fairport Harbor Water Quality
For Immediate Release Jan. 29, 2016
In response to recent events in Flint, Michigan and Sebring, Ohio, the Village of Fairport Harbor would like to share with its water customers that the Village has been well within Ohio EPA requirements for lead and copper testing. More information...

Fairport Harbor Community GardenFairport Heritage Community Garden Info

Fairport Harbor Fire Department Seeking Explorer Applicants

Check the Laws Before Burning Outdoors

ODNR,  OEPA,  OEPA and LCGHD Open Burning Rules

Water Department/Fiscal Office Hours
Monday – Thursday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Friday, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Weather in Fairport Harbor Current: Cloudy, 43 F
Today: Mostly Cloudy H: 46 L: 39
Tomorrow: Rain H: 54 L: 46

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