At the northern edge of the vast Ohio farmland lies a lake. This lake is one of the largest fresh bodies of water in the world and the fourth largest of the five Great Lakes. This lake is home to beaches, wetlands, lush marshes, meadows, and tons of species of wildlife. Perhaps this lake is best known for a famous battle on it’s shallow waters where Commodore Oliver H. Perry defeated the British Naval Army and secured the Northwest for the United States. This lake is known as Lake Erie and it is the hidden jewel of the Northern Ohio border.