Driving around Sandusky
1. The CP traffic can be gruesome. When you're going to the point, you can avoid some of the traffic by getting to CP at the crack of dawn (but you'll be waiting till 9 for the gates to open). At the end of the day if you leave RIGHT when they're closing and don't dawdle, you can beat a lot of the crawl to get out of the parking lot.
2. There are 2 ways to enter and exit CP. One is the "old way" (entrance is a small unmarked road on Cleveland Ave, right east of the hill over the rr tracks on the opposite side of the road. If you look in the distance at the entrance, you should be able to see the condos with the green roofs.
The other way is the way most people go, and that is over the Causeway. CP can accommodate more traffic on the Causeway side because they have a lot of gates open. The "old way" only has a max of 2 gates open. But because they tore the sign down that points people to the "old way" entrance, the traffic may be easier that way.
If you do take the Causeway, you can be sneaky and avoid the hefty parking charge (which is something like $8 now) by saying you're going to the Chaussee and handing the person 50c. The gates are manned by college students who are earning min wage and generally don't care who goes through the gates. I have never paid for parking at CP in my life.
Also if you get to CP later in the day (after they're done directing people to set positions), or if you're brave enough to ignore the people directing traffic, you can cheat the rest of the traffic, and grab some of the good parking spots near the front. For some reason they keep like 10 rows on the front right hand side empty, and start filling backwards towards the exit. Saves you a bunch of walking.
They also don't check cars at all for parking passes or anything, so basically once you pass the gates it doesn't matter whether you display anything (or if you did the whole "chaussee" routine).
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Sandusky Bay Causeway
Getting from Sandusky to the Islands, Marblehead, and Lake Erie Beaches requires that you use the causeway on State Route 2. Sandusky Bay is wide, but it is not particularly deep. It's too deep to wade, but it was cheaper to fill it for a road than to put a bridge all the way across. It's a unique experience that can only be duplicated in a few places. If you're in New Orleans, the Ponchitrain Causeway is longer, but beyond that, you'll not find one like this in many places.
It's only 4 miles (7.3km) long. Since it's the fast way to the north or from the north, you'll enjoy it. The old causeway still exist to the east and is a fishing pier/park since they removed the bridge sections. A railroad causeway and powerline cross the bay also to the east of the road.
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The Best way to get to Cedar...
The Best way to get to Cedar Point is by car. You can get there by boat. Nearest Big airports are Cleveland and Toledo Ohio. About an hour to CP. The train(Amtrak) arrives in Sandusky early Morning and late night.
Best way to get around CP is by The Sky Ride. It can get you half way accross the park. It has a great view.
Travel by car is the simplest...
Travel by car is the simplest way to get there. It is very well marked out if you take the Ohio Turnpike. We usually take # 250 highway into Sandusky. But there are other routes to take. The scenic route is taking Highway # 6 which follows the lake around to Sandusky. There is also a radio station with all the information on it about the park and its directions. The signs on the Turnpike will indicate what station # to listen too!
Getting to Sandusky
Sandusky only has a very small airport for small planes. If you have your own small plane... great, you can land there. Otherwise if you're flying in from somewhere, you will want to fly either to Toledo, Cleveland, or Detroit.
Cleveland's airport is about 45 minutes east of Sandusky. Very easy to get to.
But if you find much cheaper tickets to Toledo or Detroit, going there isn't out of the question. Toledo's airport is about 1.5 hrs away, and Detroit's is about 1.5-2 hours.
You'll want to rent a car from whichever airport you land at because if you try to take Greyhound, you'll be dropped off in the middle of nowhere south of Sandusky with no transportation from there. Sandusky has no mass transit system.
There use to be 2 sky rides...
There use to be 2 sky rides but do to several new Coasters and things they got rid of the second one. You must walk or take their train to get to the back part of CP.
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