Ohio’s Lake Erie Islands

Family bicycling on Lake Erie’s Kelleys Island, Ohio

Welcome to “Vacationland”
on Ohio’s Lake Erie Islands


Take an island getaway right here in Ohio. The Lake Erie Islands feature Put-In-Bay, Kelleys Island, Bass Islands, Marblehead, and more along the North Coast.

Enjoy the history of The Battle of Lake Erie during the War of 1812 and Perry’s Victory & International Peace Memorial. Oh, and remember, Don’t give up the ship!”

The Ohio islands’ fun must include at least one watery thrill such as parasailing, jet ski rentals, paddleboarding, kayaking, fishing and charter boats. Aerial views of the islands are available from helicopter and bi-plane rides.

And you must also take time to do nothing. Whether you curl up in an Adirondack chair to read a novel, stroll the shoreline looking for sea glass, hike the nature preserves, visit a butterfly house, or whatever. Just be sure to “summer chill.”

In addition, there are cave-dwelling and golfing options and, of course, plenty of bike-riding routes. And when it’s time to reconvene with family or friends, the trifecta of island shopping, winery, and restaurant opportunities await. Heck, there’s even a Chocolate Museum!

Be sure to plan your getaway stay with not only a variety of lodging options but also a passage via the Miller Ferry or The Jet Express.

Ahh, island life … In Ohio! It’s all that and a forkful of perch.

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