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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

419.625.2984 or 800.255.3743

Kelleys Island Chamber of Commerce
& Visitor Bureau

Put-in-Bay Chamber of Commerce
& Visitor Bureau


Beginning in the spring and all through fall,  the population grows on this three mile long island located in Ohio. 

Click here to read more.



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.


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

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

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

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

Island Tour Train
Delware Avenue at the Depot

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

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
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

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

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 Winery on the Dollar Estate

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

South Bass Island shoreline(Photo courtesy of Ohie State Parks)
South Bass Island State Park
1523 Catawba Avenue
(End of Catawba Island Avenue)
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

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

To Kelleys Island

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



To Kelleys Island

Kelleys Island Portside Marina
If you are bringing your own boat.
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.


Getting Around the Islands
Kelleys Island  

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


Portside Marina
Kelleys Island, OH

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


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


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


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

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

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

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

328 Toledo Avenue
Put-in-Bay, OH 43456

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

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

225 Erie Street
Put-in-Bay, OH 43456

Loraine Avenue
Put-in-Bay, OH 43456


Put-in-Bay Villas

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

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.

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
The Boardwalk Marina
"Famous Lobster Bisque"
341 Bayview Ave.
Put-in-Bay, OH 43456
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
An Irish Pub
421 Catawba Ave
Put-in-Bay, Ohio 43456
Mojito Bay
Corner of Catawba and Delaware Next to Surf Shop
Put-in-Bay, OH
Moosebacks Island Bar & Grill
Catawba and Bay View
Put-in-Bay, OH
Delaware Ave
Put-in-Bay, OH
The Boardwalk Marina
"Famous Lobster Bisque"
341 Bayview Ave.
Put-in-Bay, OH 43456
Tony's Garage Bar & Grill
461 Carawba Ave
Put-in-Bay, OH

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.

September 21, 2019

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 or 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.

September 24-27, 2019
Ottawa County NWOH

Date: September 24-27, 2019
Location: Various locations, Put-in-Bay, Ohio

This event celebrates and recreates sports car races held on the streets of Put-in-Bay from 1952 to 1959 and in 1963. Racers and non-racers alike are engaged in an event that reaches back in time to capture the atmosphere of sports car racing of that era in a uniquely beautiful setting.

For more information click here.

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

October 12-13, 2019

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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