Welcome to The Linwood Park Company web site where you can find out more than you ever wanted to know about Linwood Park located on the shores of Lake Erie in Vermilion, Ohio, “A small town on a great lake.”

Also known to mid-west boating enthusiasts as “A great place to drop Anchor.”

The Linwood Park Company was formed in 1883, by a group of Germans inspired by the Methodist Sunday School Assembly at Chautauqua, New York. Land was procured in Linwood Grove, a former picnic grove.

The first year twelve cottages were built, with the superintendent authorized to grant 99-year leases on the lots.

Photo Op at the gate, ca. 1905

The summer of 1884 saw the completion of the Tabernacle, the Chapel, the superintendent’s house, and a horse shed. The first 4th of July celebration was held and the summer fun began with families and friends vacationing there ever since.

Filed on December 12, 1883

Now home to a few year-round residents, most cottages are still summer vacation homes; some are occasionally available for rent by owners. The Linwood Park Cottage Owners Association, a non-profit organization that plans and conducts family activities and supports the Park Company by helping to maintain family leisure time programs, equipment and infrastructure.

Religious activities are under the purview of the Linwood Council of Christian Life, a non-profit, non-denominational ministry which plans services and religious programs for all ages and supports the Park Company in its mission to “… purchase and hold land for the purpose of holding religious meetings on the same.”

Tabernacle 2012