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Put-in-Bay and Kelleys Island

There is just something about visiting one of our Lake Erie Islands that puts a smile on your face. So grab some friends, pack up your family and spend a day or whole week at one of our wonderful Islands. The sights and sounds of the Islands is sure to stick with you for a lifetime of memories.

For more information about the Islands:

Lake Erie Shores & Islands
Welcome Center - East

4424 Milan Rd., Suite A (US 250)
Sandusky, OH 44870
419.625.2984 or 800.255.3743

Kelleys Island Chamber of Commerce
& Visitor Bureau

419.746.2360
Put-in-Bay Chamber of Commerce
& Visitor Bureau

419-285-2832

One Day Trip Idea

 
 
Island Attractions
Kelleys Island  
Glacial Grooves - Kelleys Island

The Glacial Grooves on the north side of Kelleys Island are the largest easily accessible such grooves in the world. They were scoured into solid limestone bedrock about 18,000 years ago by the great ice sheet which covered part of North America.

website
 

Kelleys Island State Park
920 Division Street, Kelleys Island, Ohio 43438
(419) 746-2546 - Park Office
website


Put-in-Bay Island  

Butterfly House
The Butterfly House is a 4000 sq. ft. aviary located at the Perry's Cave Family Fun Center. The aviary boasts over 500 different types of exotic butterflies from all over the world. A 5000 sq. ft. gift shop is attached to the butterfly house and contains all types of butterfly figurines, jewelry, books, garden items and more.
979 Catawba Ave.
Put-in-Bay, OH 43456
419-285-CAVE

perryscave.com

 
Chocolate Museum
Features handmade chocolates by the South Bend Company. A free tour in the chocolate museum is available.
Catawba Avenue
Put-in-Bay, OH 43456
419.734.7114


 

Heineman Winery & Crystal Cave
Crystal Cave is the world's largest recorded geode and is located directly beneath the Winery. The walls are covered in celestite crystals. A tour of the cave is included with the tour of the winery.
Catawba Avenue
Put-in-Bay, OH 43456
419.285.2811

 
Island Tour Train
Delware Avenue at the Depot
419.285.4855

 
Kayak the Bay
Located 1/2 mile west of Boardwalk. Next to Oak Point State Park
Bay View Avenue
Put-In-Bay, OH 43456
419.967.0796


 
Lake Erie Islands Historical Museum
Artifacts from the old Put-In-Bay car races, island memorabilia located in a more than 6,000 sq. ft. display area.
25 Town Hall Lane
Put-in-Bay, OH 43456
419.285.28004
 
Lake Erie Islands Nature & Wildlife Center
The center features a variety of animal and water fowl mounds, a nature trail filled with native plants and activities for kids.
Meecham Rd
Put-in-Bay, OH 43456
419.285.3037
website


Perry's Cave and Family Fun Center

Perry's Cave, gemstone mining, 18 hole minature golf, antique car museum, Fort aMaze, Rock Climbing Wall and gift shop.
979 Catawba Ave.
Put-in-Bay, OH 43456
419-285-CAVE  
perryscave.com
 

Perry's International Peace Memorial and Visitor's Center

Nation's third tallest national monument.  Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial is dedicated to telling the story of Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry's Victory over the British fleet during the War of 1812.
Put-in-Bay
419-285-2184
www.nps.gov/pevi/index.htm

Put-in-Bay Winery on the Dollar Estate

Home tours and wine tasting.
392 Bayview Ave.,
Put-in-Bay, Ohio 43456
419-285.3343

Stonehenge Historic Home Tour

Nestled on several acres of woods and beautifully landscaped grounds, Stonehenge Estate represents the many grape growing farms and family wineries that prospered on the Lake Erie islands in the mid-late 1800’s.
Open to the public for over twenty years, this on-going family
preservation project is a “must see” that gives visitors a true taste of island living from yesterday and today.
808 Langram Road
Put-in-Bay, OH 43456
419.285.6134
South Bass Island shoreline(Photo courtesy of Ohie State Parks)
South Bass Island State Park
1523 Catawba Avenue
(End of Catawba Island Avenue)
Put-in-Bay
Contact: East Harbor State Park
1169 N. Buck Rd, Lakeside-Marblehead, OH 43440-9610
Park Office: 419.285.2112 (seasonal)
East Harbor: 419.734.4424
Reservations for camping: 866.644.6727
http://www.dnr.state.oh.us

Getting to the Islands
To Put-in-Bay and
Kelleys Island
Jet Express to Put-in-Bay and Kelleys Island, Ohio
Ferry service from Port Cinton and Sandusky
800.245.1JET
website

To Kelleys Island

Kelley's Island Ferry Boat Lines Inc.
Ferry Service to Kelley's Island - April 1 thru November 30
419.798.9763

website

 

To Kelleys Island

Kelleys Island Portside Marina
If you are bringing your own boat.
419.746.2668
Boats up to 80ft. long

 

To Put-in-Bay and
Middle Bass Island

Miller Ferries to Put-in-Bay &
Middle Bass Island, Ohio

Passenger/ Car ferry service to the Lake Erie Island so Put-in-Bay (South Bass) and Middle Bass Island, Ohio depart from Catawba, the tip of Rt. 53 N. off Rt. 2. Enjoy an 18 minute ride to Put-in-Bay, ferries depart every half hour in summer, we offer free parking, plus children 5 years and younger ride free.
800-500-2421


millerferry.com

@MILLERBOATLINE

   
Getting Around the Islands
Kelleys Island  
 

Caddy Shack Rentals
Downtown Kelleys Island
Kelleys Island
Bike and Golf Cart Rentals

 

Portside Marina
Kelleys Island, OH
419.746.2668

Put-in-Bay Island  
 

E's Golf Carts
Family-owned business located at the top of the Miller Boat Dock.
2-4-6 and 8 passenger gas powered carts.
Child seats and windshields provided.
61 Langram Rd., Put-in-Bay
419.285.5553


 

Island Bike & Cart Rental
2009 Langram Rd., Put-in-Bay
419.285.2016


 

Island Tour Train
55 minute historical narrated tour of Put-in-Bay
(South Bass Island) that stops at major attractions.
419.285.4855


 

Park Bike Rental and Cart Rental
Golf Carts - 2, 4, 6 Passenger
216 Hartford Ave., Put-in-Bay
419.285.2113


Hotels, Motels, B&B's and Camping on the Islands
Kelleys Island Lodging
 
 
Kelleys Island State Park
900 Division St
Kelley's Island, OH 43438
419.746.2546
website


 
Kelleys Island Venture Resort
441 West Lakeshore Dr.
Kelleys Island, OH 43438
419.746.2900

Put-in-Bay Lodging
 
 
Bay Lodging
405 Lakeview Ave.
Put-in-Bay, OH 43456
216.898.1105


 
BAYSHORE RESORT
328 Toledo Avenue
Put-in-Bay, OH 43456
419-285-3931

 
Camping Sandusky Campground and Cabins
3518 Tiffin Ave.
Sandusky, OH 44870
800.431.7448

 
Drake's Getaway Inn Bed & Breakfast
210 Concord Ave.
PO Box 548
Put-in-Bay, OH 43456
419.285.9012
 
 
Fox's Den Campground
Langram Rd.
Put-in-Bay, OH 43456
419.285.5001

 
ISLANDER INN
225 Erie Street
Put-in-Bay, OH 43456
877-500-7829


 
PUT-IN-BAY RESORT & CONFERENCE CENTER
Loraine Avenue
Put-in-Bay, OH 43456
888-742-7829


 

Put-in-Bay Villas
888.742.7829



The Perry Hotel
99 Concord Avenue
Put-in-Bay, OH 43456
419.285.2107
website

Just one block from Put-in-Bay's downtown attractions.
The Perry Holiday has 50 units, including kings and standard rooms with 2 double beds. Modern accommodations, accessible facilities, air conditioning, color television, swimming pool, snack and spirits, volleyball and laundry.

 

 
South Bass Island State Park
135 campsites, 10 with full service including electric, water & sewage hook-ups. Showers, latrines & dump station. 4 "ca-bents" & a rustic cabin available through lottery. Launch ramp, picnic shelter, picnic areas, fishing pier, small stone beach.
419.285.2112


Places to eat on the Islands
Kelleys Island Dining
 
 
Kelleys Island Brewery
504 W. Lakeshore Dr.
Kelleys Island, OH 43438
419-746-2314 or 419-656-4335
 
Kathy's Island Wine Company
Restaurant, wrap around porches
420 Woodford Road
Kelleys Island, Ohio 43438
419-746-2678
 
The Boardwalk Marina
"Famous Lobster Bisque"
341 Bayview Ave.
Put-in-Bay, OH 43456
419.285.3695
 
The Village Pump
Famous for their "perch"
103 W. Lakeshore Drive
Kelleys Island, OH 43438
Put-in-Bay Dining
 
Chicken Patio
Delaware Ave
Put-in-Bay, OH
419.285.3581
 
Hooligans
An Irish Pub
421 Catawba Ave
Put-in-Bay, Ohio 43456
419-285-8000
 
Mojito Bay
Corner of Catawba and Delaware Next to Surf Shop
Put-in-Bay, OH
419.285.5282
 
Moosebacks Island Bar & Grill
Catawba and Bay View
Put-in-Bay, OH
419.285.8888
 
Pasquale's
Delaware Ave
Put-in-Bay, OH
419.285.8600
 
The Boardwalk Marina
"Famous Lobster Bisque"
341 Bayview Ave.
Put-in-Bay, OH 43456
419.285.3695
 
Tony's Garage Bar & Grill
461 Carawba Ave
Put-in-Bay, OH
419.285.1318

Island Events
May 9, 2017
(Put-in-Bay)
Blessing of the Fleet
Time: 11:00 AM - Noon
Place: Fox's Dock, Bay View Avenue
Put-in-Bay
The annual blessing of boats and aircraft servicing the Bass Islands will be held on May 9 off Fox's Dock. Local clergy will bless the vessels, a centuries old tradition in ports worldwide. Ferry boats, water taxis, rescue vessels, commercial watercraft, commercial aircraft, and medical helicopters will be blessed for the 2017 season by clergy representing the island's three congregations from Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church, St. Paul's Episcopal Church and St. John's Lutheran Church.

For more information view MillerFerry.com
Miller Ferry
May 6, 2017
(Kelleys Island)
Derby Day
Place: Various bars and restaurants.
For more information visit Kelleys Island Chamber.


June 4, 2017
(Put-in-Bay)
Founder's Day
Time: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Place: DeRivera Park, Bayview Avenue
Put-in-Bay,OH 43456
The annual Founders Day Celebration at Put-in-Bay will be held in the center of the village at DeRivera Park on Sunday from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm. This free, family-focused island event, is hosted by the Put-in-Bay Chamber of Commerce, and celebrates the founding of Put-in-Bay by Hispanic merchant Jose DeRivera. Founders Day will feature live entertainment, playing popular tunes in a fair-type atmosphere.

For more information view MillerFerry.com
Miller Ferry
June 9-11, 2017
(Kelleys Island)
Bacon Fest at the Kelleys Island Wine Co.
Address: 418 Woodford Road, Kelleys Island, OH

For more information visit Kelleys Island Chamber.


June 10, 2017
(Put-in-Bay)
Put-in-Bay Music Festival
Place: Perry's Victory & International Peace Memorial
93 Delaware, Put-in-Bay
Family friendly music festival featuring blues, rock, folk and more music at Perry's Monument. There will be field games and a corn hole tournament.

For more information view MillerFerry.com
Miller Ferry
June 22-25, 2017
(Put-in-Bay)
Pyrate Festival
Place: Put-in-Bay
Put-in-Bay's annual Pyrate Fest sees the return of the Pyrate King to find his stolen treasure. Fun for the whole family with costume contests for kids and adults, cardboard boat races, watch Pyrates invade the Put-in-Bay Harbor, a 5k Run, a Pyrate Village, Faire Winds Circus, historic displays, re-enactors and so much more!

For more information view MillerFerry.com
Miller Ferry
July 14-16, 2017
(Kelleys Island)
Island Fest
Address: 112 Division Street, Memorial Park, Kelleys Island
The weekend event features a variety of family entertainment including the Kelleys Island parade, fireworks, unique crafters, live entertainment, nighttime street dances, games, a variety of food and snacks, and a beer tent.
For more information visit Kelleys Island Chamber.


July 22-23, 2017
(Kelleys Island)
11th Annual Film Fest
The outdoor screenings will be held at the Ball Field, while the indoor screenings will take place inside the Town Hall

For more information visit Kelleys Island Chamber.


August 19-20, 2017
(Put-in-Bay)
Commodore Perry's Birthday Celebration
Place: Perry's Monument
Join Perry's Victory & International Peace Memorial for a celebration in honor of an American hero. Come out and help celebrate the 232nd birthday of the Commander of the U.S. Naval Force in the Battle of Lake Erie. The Park's carronade is also coming out to help celebrate this event with demostrations.


For more information view MillerFerry.com
Miller Ferry
September 8-10, 2017
(Put-in-Bay)
Perry's Victory Heritage Festival
Place: Perry's Monument, Put-in-Bay
The Anniversary of the Battle of Lake Erie is a celebration of history, art and music. We will remember and honor Perry's Naval Victory and two centuries of peace shared by the United States, Canada and Great Britain.

For more information view MillerFerry.com
Miller Ferry
September 9, 2017
(Kelleys Island)
Butterfly Festival and Yard Sale
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Place: Kelleys Island Historical Association – Venue, 224 Division Street
Take a moment from the marathon garage sales to stop by the History Museum at 11:00am for a presentation on the Monarch Butterfly and a butterfly banding. You can even adopt one of these winged beauties. The museum has one of the best yard sales, and you don't want to miss our famous bake sale either!
For more information visit Kelleys Island Chamber.


September 9, 2017
(Put-in-Bay)
Art in the Park
Time: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Place: DeRivera Park, Bayview Avenue, Put-in-Bay
See artists demonstrations and vendors throughout the day while browsing original creations by dozens of artists including pottery, jewelry, stained glass, woodwork, photography, framed arts, watercolors, Put-in-Bay original island designs & crafts, textiles, paintings, and more.

For more information view MillerFerry.com
Miller Ferry
September 16, 2017
(Kelleys Island)

Wine Fest and Art Fair
Time: 1:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Admission: FREE

This event combines all the things you love about fall! Island vendors & artists have an opportunity to show off their wares and art. Fair food, free wine tastings and raffles provide fun for the whole family. Live music by our house band, the Naked Bacon Band, rounds out this event into a great fall Saturday. Don't miss this chance to see what island artists have been working hard on all summer long!

For more information visit Kelleys Island Chamber.


September 30, 2017
(Kelleys Island)

Harvest Fest
Time: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Place: Memorial Park, 112 Division Street (Downtown Kelleys Island)

The festival will be filled with fun family activities to kick-off the beginning of the beautiful fall season. Activities include children's games, pumpkin painting, scarecrow making, a tasty bake sale, the Chicken Poop Drop and a collection of vendors. Harvest Fest is a community event, and the proceeds will be used to support improvements to Memorial Park.

For more information visit Kelleys Island Chamber.


October 7, 2017
(Kelleys Island)

Oktoberfest
Time: 1:00PM - 4:00 PM
Place: Kelleys Island Brewery - 504 W Lakeshore Dr., Kelleys Island

For more information visit Kelleys Island Chamber.

October 7, 2017
(Put-in-Bay)
Island Wine Festival
Time: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

The annual Put-in-Bay Wine Festival will be October 7, 2017 at Put-in-Bay, Ohio. Sample more than 250 imported and domestic wines, including island wines from Put-in-Bay Winery and Heineman's. Enjoy a relaxing afternoon of good food, and excellent wine.

Admission is $6 and includes a souvenir wine glass. Sample tickets are $1 each and sold at the door and in the tent. Most samples are $1 – $4. There will be retail bottle sales so you can take your favorite wine home with you. There will also be great silent auction items, including: vacation packages, large bottles of wine, and other fine gifts. The silent auction benefits the Lake Erie Islands Historical Society.

For more information view MillerFerry.com
Miller Ferry
October 14-15, 2017
(Put-in-Bay)
Oktoberfest Put-in-Bay

The festival is held under tent in DeRivera Park on the corner of Delaware Avenue and Hartford Avenue in Downtown, Put-in-Bay. The festival is open 11:00 am to 7:00 pm Saturday and noon to 5:00 pm on Sunday.

For more information view MillerFerry.com
Miller Ferry

November 3-5, 2017
(Kelleys Island)

 

Kelleys Island Owl Festival

Enjoy crisp fall evenings with saw-whet owl banding at Scheele Preserve.Mornings bring songbird surprises with bird banding at Jones Preserve.Banding is weather permitting.
Bird programs Saturday, 1-4 at the Kelleys Island School.


For more information visit Kelleys Island Chamber.

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