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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

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

419-285-2832

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

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For a list of "What's Open at Put-in-Bay"
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Getting to the Island - CLICK HERE

 
 
ISLAND VISITOR INFORMATION
   
  Kelleys Island Chamber of Commerce

  Put-in-Bay Chamber of Commerce
419-285-2832
   
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
  Inscription Rock
See American Indian symbols carved in rock on the south shore of Kelleys Island. Rediscovered partly buried in the shoreline in 1833, the rock is now entirely exposed and protected by a roof and viewing platform. Inscription Rock Petroglyphs is accessible daily in season, weather permitting.
For more information click here.

 

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 of 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
September 11, 2021
Put-in-Bay

ART IN THE PARK
Dates: September 11, 2021
Time: 10 am-5 pm
Location: DeRivera Park
Put-in-Bay, OH 43456
419.285.2832 | visitputinbay.com/events/art-in-the-park/

FREE

Area and regional arts and craftspeople display and sell their ORIGINAL works in photography, watercolor, acrylic, pottery, glass and many other mediums. Live demonstrations and a silent auction that will benefit a local charity.

 

September 10-12, 2021
Put-in-Bay

HISTORIC WEEKEND
Dates: September 10-12, 2021
Location: Perry's Victory & International Peace Memorial
93 Delaware Avenue, Put-in-Bay, OH 43456
website

FREE

Annual commemoration of the Battle of Lake Erie at Put-in-Bay, Ohio. Each year on and around September 10, we celebrate the anniversary of Oliver Hazard Perry's defeat of the British fleet in The Battle of Lake Erie on September 10, 1813, and the enduring peace between the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada. We want to continue the traditional celebrations built over the last 20+ years and expand them to include all of South Bass Island. Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial invites everyone to join in this annual celebration of history. Perry's Monument will have a Historical Living encampment with re-enactors, firing demonstrations and more through the weekend.

 

September 18, 2021
Kelleys Island

Feathers & Foliage Festival
Date: Saturday, Sep 18, 2021
Time: 7 am-2 pm
Location: Monaghan Rd. (where the street dead-ends)
Kelleys Island, OH 43438
419.746.2258

https://www.kelleysislandchamber.com

Enjoy fall's splendor at Jones Preserve on Long Point. View a variety of migrating birds with this bi-annual bird banding event. Join in a guided beginner's bird walk geared to all ages. Watch the trees for leaves and birds, all day long! Kelleys Island State Park manager will lead a tree identification walk through the state park. Enjoy a guided bird walk at the North Pond Preserve and Boardwalk.

 

September 18, 2021
Put-in-Bay

Annual Put-in-Bay Music Festival
Date: Saturday, Sep 18, 2021
Time: 12-7 pm
Location: The Boathouse Bar and Grill
218 Hartford Ave., Put-in-Bay, OH 43456

https://www.visitputinbay.com

Family Friendly festival that features different genres of music, to celebrate peace through music. Field games, corn toss and music workshops throughout the day. This year it will be behind The Boathouse in the Parking Lot.

 

September 18, 2021
Put-in-Bay

New Year's Eve on Put-in-Bay
Date: Saturday, Sep 18, 2021
Time: 6-11 pm
Location: 148 Delaware Ave.
Put-in-Bay, OH 43456
facebook.com/events/2674974346102830

Island businesses celebrate New Year's Eve with Monte Carlo style street games.

 

September 18, 2021
Put-in-Bay

MILLER BOAT LINE 5K & 1 MILE FAMILY FUN WALK
Dates: September 18, 2021
Location: Put-in-Bay, Ohio

Walk, September 18 at Put-in-Bay
Runners & walkers of all ages welcome! 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. Pre-register 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. Register at 5katputinbay.com.Proceeds benefit Mother of Sorrows Church.
Participating runners will receive a discount on 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 2, 2021
Put-in-Bay

ISLAND WINE FESTIVAL
Dates: October 2, 2021
Location: 392 Bayview Ave.
Put-in-Bay, OH 43456
419.285.3343

Join the party at the Put-in-Bay Winery at the Doller Estate. Admission is $10 and it includes a souvenir wine glass and $4 in sample tickets. Additional sample tickets will be available for purchase for $1, with most samples requiring 2 tickets. Winery tours will be available and a silent auction will be held to benefit the Lake Erie Islands Historical Society.

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

OktoberfestOctober 9-10, 2021
Put-in-Bay

OKTOBERFEST WEEKEND
Dates: October 9-10, 2021
Times: Sat 11 am-7 pm, Sun 11 am-5 pm
Location: DeRivera Park
Put-in-Bay, OH 43456

www.visitputinbay.com

The Annual German –style Festival features German food, hot spiced wine and cold beer. Fantastic food including, brats, potato pancakes, apple dumplings, pierogi, cabbage and noodles, chicken paprikash and wonderful desserts provided by Put-in-Bay Chamber of Commerce member restaurants. Live polka and German style music entertain both days. Souvenir apparel, and beer glasses will be for sale as well as many great raffle items

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

 

October 16, 2021
Kelleys Island

Family Halloween
Date: Saturday, Oct 16, 2021
Time: 12-7 pm
Kelleys Island, OH 43438
419.746.2360
kelleysislandchamber.com/

Families can enjoy a fun-filled day with a variety of Halloween activities.


October 23, 2021
Put-in-Bay

Halloween at the Bay
Date: Saturday, Oct 23, 2021
Time: 11pm-midnight
148 Delaware Ave.
Put-in-Bay, OH 43456
419.285.2832 |visitputinbay.com

Downtown taverns decorate for Halloween at the Bay. People in costumes flood the downtown streets for Put-in-Bays Final weekend of the season. Some establishments will have costume contests and prizes.

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