In August, Leisure World took a day trip aboard the Goodtime I to Put in Bay (South Bass) from Kelleys Island. What a great trip!! You will hear all about all of the little islands in Lake Erie. Plus you get time to visit the sites and stores on Put-in-Bay before returning to our beautiful Kelleys Island. Check out the departure times on the dock opposite THE VILLAGE PUMP!!!
During your cruise, you will go past Lonz’s Winery on Middle Bass Island. Listen as the captain of the Goodtime I tells you all about it.
This is the Ford Boat House located on Put-in Bay. People actually live here and it has been featured on HGTV’s Extreme Homes.
When you are visiting Put-in-Bay, make sure you check out the Oliver Perry Monument like we did. Unfortunately I am not sure you will be able to go to the top because I believe they are updating it and doing maintenance to it. It still is s wonderful site (and great spot for pictures).
Leisure World Vacation Rentals went to the top of Perry’s Monument on our day trip to Put in Bay.
This is just one of the many views of the Lake Erie Islands that you can see from the top of Perry’s Monument on Put in Bay. The views are an absolutely beautiful sight!!!
Look for this sign when visiting Put in Bay. It will help you decide your future destination.
Get a chance to visit the Put In Bay Lighthouse!
After a relaxing cruise aboard the Goodtime I and a wonderful site seeing adventure on Put in Bay, Leisure World Vacation Rentals were glad to back at our own Kelley’s Island. Another lovely day on vacation!!
Enjoy an evening that never ends with live entertainment behind every door. Ohio’s “Key West”, Put-In-Bay is popular for crowds, bars and mardi gras beads!
For a relaxed day on Put-In-Bay, take a walk or ride to Perry’s International Peace Memorial where you’ll enjoy a panoramic view of Lake Erie from the top of Perry’s Monument, a history lesson about the War of 1812 and possibly even a reenactment or memorial service.
A ride on the merry-go-round in downtown Put-In-Bay will make you feel like a kid again and gem mining is an adventurous way to collect a souvenir from your Lake Erie vacation.
Festivals and celebrations throughout the season include the annual Sailing Regatta, Christmas in July, Winefest and Octoberfest.
Getting Around Put-in-Bay
Ferry service from Port Clinton will get you to Put-In-Bay and when it is time to relax and unwind ferry service from Put-In-Bay will get you to Kelleys Island in just minutes.
While golf carts and bikes are available for rental at various locations on Put-In-Bay, most places you’ll want to visit can easily be reached on foot. It is not recommended that you bring your car to Put-In-Bay Island.
Kelleys Island is a relaxing, natural wonder with sandy beaches, spectacular views of the northern lights and glacial grooves, bird watching, fishing and deer sightings. Family friendly shopping, dining and weekend entertainment make Kelleys Island a great place to vacation.
Kelleys Island Transportation
Kelleys Island is accessible year round via ferry (weather permitting) from Marblehead or by air from Sandusky and Port Clinton. Seasonal ferry service throughout the summer allows Kelleys Island vacationers to island hop to Put-in-Bay as well as easily reach Port Clinton, Lakeside-Marblehead and Sandusky for mainland sight seeing and activities.
You can transport your car to the island on the Kelleys Island Ferry but most people prefer to bring along their bikes. Bicycles and golf carts can also be rented while visiting Kelleys Island.
Transient dockage can be found at Kelleys Island marinas if you’ll be arriving by private boat.
Kelleys Island Events
Scheduled events throughout the year are enjoyed by visitors and islanders alike. Events include barbecues, clam bakes, art fairs, festivals and celebrations.
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