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Waterfront property! Beautiful 5 bedroom, 2 full bath home with...

Portage Lakes - West Reservoir

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New Franklin

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Ohio

5 2.0  

Waterfront  Home For Sale

Sq Ft: 2952   Year: 1974 Acres: 0.280  

Lake front dream with amazing view of Portage Lakes! Live the...

Portage Lakes - West Reservoir

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Akron

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Ohio

3 2.0  

Waterfront  Home For Sale

Sq Ft: 1786   Year: 1943 Acres: 0.096  

Fantastic Portage Lakes main chain lake front with 76 feet of...

Portage Lakes - West Reservoir

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New Franklin

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Ohio

2 1.0  

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Sq Ft: 1200   Year: 1931 Acres: 0.150  

Move right into this charming, updated cape cod on a half acre...

Portage Lakes - West Reservoir

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New Franklin

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Ohio

3 1.0  

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Sq Ft: 1380   Year: 1940 Acres: 0.551  

Welcome home to 419 W Rhine in Portage Lakes. This location is...

Portage Lakes - West Reservoir

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Akron

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Ohio

1 1.0  

Home For Sale

Sq Ft: 748   Year: 1930 Acres: 0.070  
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This magnificent French Provincial style estate is incredibly...

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Richfield

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Ohio

4 7.0  

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Sq Ft: 9200   Year: 1997 Acres: 7.285  

Modern French/Roman Chateau. In the prestigious Bath area, 20...

(private lake)

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Akron

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Ohio

6 7.0  

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Sq Ft: 11292   Year: 2002 Acres: 6.180  

Amazing farm property with rolling contour and pastures...

(private lake)

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North Canton

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Ohio

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Acres: 74.040  

Property is zoned R-3. Additional land available for purchase...

(private lake)

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Cuyahoga Falls

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Ohio

3 2.0  

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Sq Ft: 0   Year: 1925 Acres: 16.393  

Spectacular Frank Lloyd Wright style ranch on Rex Lake Island...

Turkeyfoot Lake

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New Franklin

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Ohio

4 4.0  

Waterfront  Home For Sale

Sq Ft: 3185   Year: 1996 Acres: 0.940  

A spectacular custom built contemporary home depicts...

Lakes of Glenmoor Country Club

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Canton

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Ohio

5 7.0  

Waterfront  Home For Sale

Sq Ft: 5590   Year: 2006 Acres: 0.800  

A truly one-of-a-kind, meticulously maintained property in the...

(private lake, pond, creek)

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Wadsworth

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Ohio

3 3.0  

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Sq Ft: 2696   Year: 1991 Acres: 25.880  

WELCOME HOME! MAGNIFICENT Stone & Brick Ranch on 3.18 Acres was...

(private lake)

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Richfield

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Ohio

6 5.0  

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Sq Ft: 3750   Year: 2009 Acres: 3.180  

Silver Lake jewel!! What a treasure! Gorgeous 1928 brick English...

Silver Lake - Crystal Lake

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Silver Lake

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Ohio

4 6.0  

Waterfront  Home For Sale

Sq Ft: 3741   Year: 1928 Acres: 0.469  

Old farmhouse partially built in 1875, updated with new kitchen...

(private lake, pond, creek)

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Canton

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Ohio

5 3.0  

Home For Sale

Sq Ft: 3102   Year: 1885 Acres: 2.820  

Portage Lakes - West Reservoir Information

The many waters of Portage Lakes State Park offer visitors a variety of outdoor recreational experiences. Boating, swimming and fishing are popular. Anglers will find good catches of largemouth bass, walleye, muskellunge, pickerel, pan fish, channel catfish, bullhead and carp. Portage Lakes is named after the old Indian portage path which connected the Cuyahoga River flowing north to Lake Erie and the Tuscarawas River which through the Muskingum, flows south to the Ohio River. This proved advantageous for the Indians and early settlers as navigation from Lake Erie to the Ohio was possible with only one eight-mile portage overland. Portage Lakes State Park lies at one of the highest points of the state and on a major watershed divide in Ohio. Some water from the lakes reaches Lake Erie and some flows to the Ohio River. The area became an important trading post for settlers and Indians. It was a recognized landmark during the War of 1812, serving as a rendezvous point of American troops. The old Indian portage path was part of the ancient boundary between the Six Nations and the Western Indians. The city of Akron was laid out in 1825 and was first settled by Irish laborers and others working on the Ohio Canal. Once the canal was completed, the town flourished. Several important industries brought prosperity to the area including stoneware potteries, sewer pipe manufacturing, the match industry and, most recently, the tire and rubber industry. At one time, the Blue Diamond Match Company in Akron used three million board-feet of white pine lumber per year for the manufacture of its matches. Several of the Portage Lakes were built as feeder reservoirs for the canals to maintain the required depth of four feet. The lakes were used for this purpose until the canals were abandoned in 1913. The lakes were then used to meet the water needs of the local industries. Some portions of the remnant canals in the Akron area can still be boated. The Ohio Department of Public Works maintained the canal lands for recreational purposes until 1949 when the Portage Lakes were transferred to the newly formed Ohio Department of Natural Resources.

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