The City of Ashtabula is located on Lake Erie's coastline about an hour between Cleveland, Ohio and Erie, Pennsylvania. We are proud of our City. Our name, Ashtabula, is the softening of an Algonquin Indian term originally pronounced "Hush-tah-buh-lah", which signified our Ashtabula River as "River of many fish." We invite you to explore our website and discover a small sampling of what Ashtabula has to offer. Walnut Beach is a city-owned park that features a wildlife preserve, swimming beach with lifeguards, playground, volleyball courts, bocce courts, picnic tables, a concession stand, and a short boardwalk. Walnut Beach offers a good view of Ashtabula's Historic Lighthouse. Nearby Lakeshore Park is also on Lake Erie's coastline and offers a swimming beach with lifeguards, playground, picnic tables, a concession stand, and a pond where you can feed the ducks.In the summer time, there are antique car shows. The end of November and December, Lakeshore Park is home to Ashtabula Lights on the Lake.