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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 Cafe
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

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
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

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

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

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
June 15 thru
September 24, 2019
(Tuesdays only - weather permitting)
Put-n-Bay NWOH
Put-in-Bay Village Walk
Date: Tuesdays, June 18 - September 24, 2019
Time: 1pm-4pm
Admission: Adults $15 - Kids 12 and under free
(Must be accompanied by an adult - cash only)

Group meets in front of "The Boardwalk" restaurant (341 Bayview Ave) 10 minutes prior to start of tour.
Weather permitting.

Need a ride to the Island? Miller Ferries can get you there.


August 3-14, 2019
Put-in-Bay

ISLAND GREEN WEEK
Dates: August 3-14, 2019
Location: Put-in-Bay, Ohio

"This celebration, Island Green Week, 2019, will run from August 3-14. The Lake Erie Islands Nature & Wildlife Center, Lake Erie Islands Conservancy, OSU's Stone Laboratory, the Put-in-Bay Township Park District and the Lake Erie Islands Historical Society have collaborated to produce a mixture of Ecotourism, Adventure Travel, Agritourism, and History...
LEARN MORE.

 

August 14, 2019
Put-in-Bay

August Sky Tour
Date: August 14, 2019
Perry's Victory & International Peace Memorial, Put-in-Bay

View the night sky from the Observation Deck at Perry's Victory & International Peace Memorial and learn how mariners navigated using the constellations and stars. NASA Ambassador, Gene Zajac, will present an astronomy program on the 317-foot tall open-air Observation Deck.

419-285-2184 | nps.gov/pevi/index.htm

 

Bash on the Bay Advertisement: Paid partnership with Miller Ferries
August 29, 2019
Put-in-Bay

Bash on the Bay
August 29, 2019
Put-in-Bay Airport, Put-in-Bay

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Need a ride to the Island?
Miller Ferries can get you there.

 

September 6-8, 2019
Put-in-Bay

Historic Weekend
Dates: September 6-8, 2019
Location: Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial
Put-in-Bay
Admission: FREE

Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial celebrates the 206th Anniversary of Oliver Hazard Perry's defeat of the British fleet in The Battle of Lake Erie, September 10, 1813, and the enduring peace that has bound the United States, Great Britain and Canada in peace and as allies for more than 200 years. Historic weekend is full of education, history, fun & more. Art in the Park, a military encampment, THE Ohio State University's Stone Lab Open House, Grand Parade, live music, old fashion baseball, a harbor illumination & more.

Need a ride to the Island? Miller Ferries can get you there.

September 7, 2019
Kelleys Island

Treasure Island Day
Dates:September 7, 2019
Time: 9am-3pm
Location: Kelleys Island
website

 

September 21, 2019
Put-n-Bay

Miller Boat Line 5K & 1 Mile Family Fun Walk
Date: September 21, 2019
Location: Put-in-Bay

Runners & walkers of all ages welcome! Attend this annual 5K & 1 Mile Family Fun Walk Saturday, September 21 at Put-in-Bay, Ohio. The race begins near The Boathouse Restaurant downtown. A scenic course, much of it winding along the island shoreline, participants consider this to be one of the most beautiful runs in Ohio. Preregister for discount, family discount also available. Registrants receive a discounted fare aboard Miller Ferry to Put-in-Bay. Prizes & unique engraved Lake Erie stones awarded to several age levels, male & female. Sign up at www.hermescleveland.com/ or www.5katputinbay.com/. Make it a day (or more) with friends & family on the Island. Bring the family, spend the entire weekend. Proceeds benefit Mother of Sorrows Church. This event is sponsored by Miller Boat Line. Participating runners will get discount off adult round trip ferry passage to Put-in-Bay on the day of the race.

Need a ride to the Island? Miller Ferries can get you there.

October 12-13, 2019
Put-n-Bay

Oktoberfest
Dates: October 12-13, 2019
Times: 11:00 am to 7:00 pm Saturday and
noon to 5:00 pm on Sunday.
Location: DeRivera Park, Put-in-Bay

he 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.
Many island restaurants serve a large variety of German food, including: brats, weinerschnitzel, sauerkraut, potato pancakes, spatzel, apple dumplings, German Chocolate cake, cabbage rolls and sauerkraut balls. The festival also includes a selection of island wines from Put in Bay's Heineman Winery, German beers and German music. Get a discount when you buy the 2-day pass.

Need a ride to the Island? Miller Ferries can get you there.

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