Close your eyes and try to imagine this scene: You wake in the morning as the sun peeks above the watery horizon of Lake Erie. In the distance you can hear the rustle of leaves from trees that fill nature preserve nearby. Just ahead you can see the cool waters of a swimming pool where your close friends are relaxing. While this scenario may be fictitious the setting described is real! The scene described is Sawmill Creek Resort, the location for Sing a New Song 2011.

Arriving at Sawmill Creek Resort in Huron/Sandusky, Ohio, you immediately sense something special. Nestled on the shores of Lake Erie, The Lodge, 18-hole Tom Fazio Golf Course, Marina and Shops are set on 235 –acres of affordable luxury. The Lodge features 240 deluxe guest rooms and suites, creative cuisine at Salmon Run Restaurant with patio dining, casual fare in Trappers Deli, indoor and outdoor pools, game room and casual lobby sitting rooms with decor themed to reflect the North American Woodland Indigenous Peoples. Step out of the Lodge to experience the lakefront beach, tennis, and the Sawmill Creek Shops. Stroll down to the marina on Lake Erie or enjoy Sheldon Marsh Nature Preserve, representing some of the last remaining undeveloped stretches of shoreline in the Sandusky Bay region. After a round of golf or lesson with the Pro, enjoy a casual lunch or dinner at Mulligan’s Pub covered deck offering views of the pond on the 9th green. Head for the marina to the award winning Mariner’s Dockside Restaurant overlooking the Lake and the176-slip marina. The screened patio is a pleasant dining option on a warm summer evening.

Adjacent to the Resort, this preserve and contiguous wetlands comprise some of the last remaining undeveloped stretches of shoreline in the Sandusky Bay region. The main path through the woods, past the wetlands, was the original automobile entrance to Cedar Point Amusement Park in the early 1900’s. Walk the trail to the barrier beach for the spectacular view of Lake Erie. This superlative mix of habitats provides for one of Ohio’s premiere birding locations.

For more information on Sawmill Creek Resort and Sing a New Song 2011 visit: http://www.sans2011.org

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