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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

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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 18, 2019
Put-in-Bay

Put-in-Bay Island Wide Garage Sale
Date: May 18, 2019
Time: 10AM-4PM
Put-in-Bay businesses and island residents join together for one huge island-wide garage sale on Saturday. Great discounts on merchandise and various island treasures. The annual sale starts at 10:00 AM, and ends at 4:00 PM. Maps with locations of the garage sales will be distributed the day of the event at Put-in-Bay Ferries and various restaurants. You can also reserve your Put-in-Bay Golf Cart and pick up a map when you arrive. For those who enjoy shopping it's a can't miss event! This weekend also marks the reopening of the Perry International Peace Memorial for the 2019 season.

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

May 25-26, 2019
Put-n-Bay NWOH

MUSKET & CARRONADE WEEKEND
Date: May 25-26, 2019
Time: 11AM-5PM
Location: Perry's Victory & International Peace Memorial, 93 Delaware Avenue, Put-in-Bay, OH 43456

Park Rangers and volunteers will demonstrate firing Historic Firearms and the Park’s carronade throughout the day. Ranger programs will cover the nuances of the 1812 military uniform, the proper handling of black powder and the steps to firing a musket. The carronade, a small short-barrel gun like those used IN THE Battle of Lake Erie, will be fired by the Park’s Gun Crew. The Carronade program will discuss the proper steps in firing the short range gun and its limitations during the Battle of Lake Erie. Historic Firearms demonstrations will take place at 11 am, 3, and 5 pm. Carronade demonstrations will be given at noon, 2, and 4 pm. There will be a 1 pm Junior Ranger program: “Join the Army.”

Contact Perry’s Victory & International Peace Memorial for details at 419-285-2184.

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

May 25-27, 2019
Put-in-Bay

Memorial Day Weekend Discounts for Active Military & American Veterans, May 25-27

Active U.S. Military Personnel and American Veterans will receive free passenger fare aboard Miller Ferry to Put-in-Bay or Middle Bass Island on Saturday, May 25 through Memorial Day, May 27 with military identification.

Can't make it to the islands Memorial Day Weekend? Don't worry, Miller Ferry offers a discount all year. U.S. Military Personnel & U.S. Veterans can save $2 Off Your Adult Round Trip Fare when you present your card/ID.

Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial will honor our fallen veterans, including the three American and three British Naval Officers interned beneath the Memorial Column's Rotunda, at a Memorial Day Service on the lower plaza at 11 am. The Memorial Day Procession will depart the Park's Visitor Center at 11 am and make its way to the Column. After the program, a Wreath of Remembrance will be placed over the stone marking the final resting place of the six veterans buried here. Bagpipes will play Taps and Amazing Grace before a musket and rifle volley and firing of the carronade. Area veterans are invited to attend the Memorial Service.

 

June 6-9, 2019
Put-n-Bay NWOH

PHLOCKING OF THE FAITHFUL
Date: June 6-9, 2019
Location: Put-in-Bay, Ohio
phlocking.com

Phlocking of the Phaithful ~ A Palm Tree Kind of Day! Come enjoy the sights & sound of Jimmy Buffet music and cheeseburgers in paradise North. A weekend of music, food and fun ~ island style at Put-in-Bay, Ohio.

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

June 7-9, 2019
Kelleys Island

BACON FEST
Dates: June 7-9, 2019
Location: The Kelley’s Island Wine Co., 418 Woodford Rd 
Kelleys Island, OH 43438

For event information click here.

There will be a Pig Roast and activities filled with Bacon-related Fun all day! The Bacon takeover menu will be served all weekend. Bacon Fest will feature Bacon themed cocktails and prizes will be awarded for The Best Bacon Attire, so get your outfits ready!

Enjoy live music all weekend. The Naked Bacon Band will be featured on Saturday. Take the opportunity to try our local wine or enjoy a round of Horseshoes.


June 8, 2019
Put-in-Bay NWOH

Founder's Day
Date: June 8, 2019
Time: 11AM - 4PM
Location: DeRivera Park, Put-in-Bay
Admission: FREE

The annual Founders Day Celebration at Put-in-Bay will be held in the center of the village at DeRivera Park 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. Children's games will be available from noon to 2:00 pm. There will also be local crafters and jewlery makers selling their wares. Pick up a vintage Put-in-Bay souvenir, handcrafted items, tee-shirts, jewelry and more.

 

Put-in-Bay Music Festival June 8, 2019
Put-n-Bay NWOH

PUT-IN-BAY MUSIC FESTIVAL
Date: June 8, 2019
Time: NOON - 7PM
Location: Perry's Victory & International Peace Memorial, 93 Delaware Avenue, Put-in-Bay, OH 43456

Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial celebrates peace through music by hosting the third annual Put-in-Bay Music Festival. A collaboration between the National Park, the Put-in-Bay Chamber of Commerce, the Lake Erie Islands Historical Society and title sponsor Miller Boat Line, the free concert is also supported with a grant from the Ohio Arts Council and a marketing grant from Lake Erie Shores and Islands. Attendees will enjoy playing the Battle of Lake Erie Corn Toss, kids music crafts and yard games, Music Workshops on drumming, and beginner and advanced ukulele, and a Guitar Hero tent. Rangers also will have a living history display. Food, beer and soft drinks will be available on site.

Miller Boat Line is again the Put-in-Bay Music Festival’s lead sponsor. Go to Miller Boat Line’s website, millerferry.com, to check their schedule and start planning your visit. Information about Put-in-Bay, including lodging, dining and live entertainment can be found at the Put-in-Bay Chamber of Commerce website, visitputinbay.com. The chamber operates Put-in-Bay’s official information website that is supported by the island business community.

The Put-in-Bay Music Festival and all programs at the park are free and open to the public. Food, beverages, souvenirs and other amenities require a fee.

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

June 15-16, 2019
Put-n-Bay NWOH

MUSKET & CARRONADE WEEKEND
Date: June 15-16, 2019
Time: 11AM-5PM
Location: Perry's Victory & International Peace Memorial, 93 Delaware Avenue, Put-in-Bay, OH 43456

Park Rangers and volunteers will demonstrate firing Historic Firearms and the Park’s carronade throughout the day. Ranger programs will cover the nuances of the 1812 military uniform, the proper handling of black powder and the steps to firing a musket. The carronade, a small short-barrel gun like those used IN THE Battle of Lake Erie, will be fired by the Park’s Gun Crew. The Carronade program will discuss the proper steps in firing the short range gun and its limitations during the Battle of Lake Erie. Historic Firearms demonstrations will take place at 11 am, 3, and 5 pm. Carronade demonstrations will be given at noon, 2, and 4 pm. There will be a 1 pm Junior Ranger program: “Join the Army.”

Contact Perry’s Victory & International Peace Memorial for details at 419-285-2184.

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

June 15-22, 2019
Kelleys Island
OHIO CRAFT BEER WEEK
Dates: June 15-22, 2019
Location: Kelleys Island

For more information click here.

This summer, our island establishments will be showcasing some of these brewers during the Ohio Craft Beer Week on Kelleys Island from June 15th through June 22nd.

There will be tastings, tap takeovers, food pairings, and live entertainment all week long featuring breweries big and small from Cleveland to Cincinnati and all points in between.



June 21-23, 2019
Put-n-Bay NWOH

PYRATE FESTIVAL
Date: June 21-23, 2019
Time: 11AM-5PM
Location: Put-in-Bay, OH 43456

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!

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

July 4, 2019
Put-in-Bay

Independence Day, July 4 - FREE
Happy Independence Day! Put-in-Bay will celebrate America's independence and many years of operations for Perry's Victory & International Peace Memorial with various festivities, celebrations and fireworks.

11:00 am New American Citizens take their Citizenship Oath on the lower plaza of Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial in a Naturalization Ceremony on Independence Day.
6:00 pm – The Patriots Symphonic Band, a 60-piece non-profit band based in Lorain County, OH, will perform a selection of Patriotic music during a 90-minute Freedom Concert on the plaza of Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial. The Patriots bring back memories of a hometown band playing in the community square at the July 4th picnic. The concert is free and open to the general public.
Dusk (10:00 pm) – 4th of July Fireworks! Sponsored by the Put-in-Bay Business Owners and Friends of the Bay.Whether you are on land or at anchor you will enjoy the spectacular fireworks reflecting over the harbor of Put-in-Bay at dusk. Everyone is welcome to view the fireworks from Perry's Monument grounds. There will be parking for guests in the Peace Garden Lot and the east lawn of the park adjacent to Park Ave. Miller Boat Line is a proud sponsor of the Put-in-Bay Fireworks Show.

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

July 19-21, 2019
Kelleys Island
ISLAND FEST
Dates: July 19-21, 2019
Location: Memorial Park, 112 Divisions Street, Kelleys Island, OH

DJ - BEER - FOOD - ARTISANS - GANES - VENDORS - PARADE - FOREWORKS - LIVE MUSIC & More.

For more information click here.



July 26-28, 2019
Kelleys Island

FILM FEST
Dates: July 26-28, 2019
Location: Ball Field, 121 Addison St., Kelleys Island, OH 43438

For more click here.

 

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 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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