Put-in-Bay: The Key West of the Midwest
No need to drive for days to reach the beach. You can leave home at breakfast and dig your toes in the sand at Put-in-bay by lunchtime.
On South Bass Island in Lake Erie sits the charming enclave of Put-in-Bay. It has been dubbed “The Key West of the Midwest” for its island vibes and Caribbean feel. Though only two miles by four miles in size, Put-in-Bay makes the most of every fun-filled square foot.
Your adventure begins even before you get there as you depart mainland Ohio and arrive in Put-in-Bay on a ferry. Once on the island, you’ll explore via walking, biking or – another fun surprise – golf carts. History buffs will enjoy Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial. Kids will be fascinated at Kimberly’s Carousel and Adventure Bay Amusement Park. Sports enthusiasts can take advantage of the golf course and many scenic bike paths. Adults will enjoy the Heineman’s Winery tour and a booming nightlife.
For everyone in your group, there’s gemstone mining, nature preserves, the lighthouse at South Bass Island State Park, and, of course, water activities of every kind. Boating, kayaking, jet skis and splashing around are just some of the many fun-in-the-sun adventures to be had in the main attraction – beautiful Lake Erie.
Whether you’re day tripping or visiting for the week, whether you’ve got the whole family or just a few friends, whether you’re up for a packed schedule or laid back and relaxed, Put-in-Bay offers all of this and more – and it’s just a day trip away.
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