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Lakes Tour 2019
July 17 at 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
The Akron Symphony Guild’s 2019 Boat Tour of Homes on the Portage Lakes has been CANCELLED due to the expected bad weather.
Sponsorship and Advertising
There are several sponsorship and advertising options available for the Lakes Tour. Click here for more information.
Did You Know?
A variety of unique homes will be featured on the 2019 Lakes Tour. All have been extensively and recently remodeled. Three homes are on East Reservoir; the fourth is on Turkefoot Island. All the homes feature beautiful landscaping and outdoor living areas integrating the lots into lakeside living.
The Turkeyfoot Island home dates from the early 1900s, when Portage Lakes became the summer playground of wealthy Akronites. This home used period historical flooring and tiles in its remodel.
The Dorwil Drive home’s substantial remodel included adding a second story and a breezeway to connect it to the garage sited above the house.
The Whitefriars Drive home, built in 1950, removed a massive wall, opening up the living room, kitchen and dining room, and uniting the rooms by the original pass-through stone fireplace.
The Peninsula Drive home also dates from the 1950s. It is an entertainer’s dream, with a large outdoor bar and terraced “party room” that descends to the water.
About the Musicians
Members of the Akron Symphony Orchestra, Akron Youth Symphony and Akron Symphony Chorus will entertain tour-goers at designated stops during the day.