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Limestone cliffs, historic wineries, crystal caverns and a shimmering Great Lake greet visitors to the Lake Erie Islands.

The Lake Erie Islands are located in the Western Basin of Lake Erie and can be reached by ferries from Port Clinton, Marblehead, and Sandusky which are midway between Toledo and Cleveland.

South Bass Island, Middle Bass Island and Kelleys Island each offer their own unique attractions and personalities.


Put-in-Bay on South Bass Island is a Victorian-style village filled with boutiques, a harborside park with a playground, pubs with live entertainment, and wonderful dining opportunities. All are within a walk, bike ride or golf cart trip away.

Put-in-Bay Travel Guide
Lake Erie Historical Society
National Park Service

If you are an outdoors lover you will appreciate Middle Bass Island. Middle Bass Island offers magnificent wetlands habitat, trees draped with wild grapevines, glacial grooves, and wild morning glory.

Middle Bass on the Web
ODNR- State Park Information
Middle Bass Island Yacht Club

The Lake Erie Islands were formed by giant glaciers that traveled across the lake centuries ago. Footprints of this beginning can be seen at the Kelleys Island State Park. The Village of Kelleys Island is the center of island life, shopping and activity. But Kelleys Island is also known for its abundance of undisturbed natural habitats.

Kelleys Island Chamber of Commerce
Kelleys Island
Kelleys Island Audubon Club
Kelleys Island Historical Association



Additional Travel Links:

Put in Bay Travel Guide
Kelleys Island Retreat



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