Put-in-Bay, Ohio is a village located on South Bass Island in Put-in-Bay Township, Ottawa County. The village is a popular summer resort and recreational destination for Ohioans and others around the country. A ferry connects Put-in-Bay island vacationers to other Lake Erie islands including Catawba Island and Kelley’s Island as well as Port Clinton and Sandusky, Ohio.
An $8 ferry ride from the mainland takes you to Put-in-Bay, where there’s plenty of activities to choose. Rent a golf cart and ride around the island for the day or rent jet skis, jet boats, power boats and kayaks for a fun day in the water surrounding the island. You can also visit one of the many tourist attractions of Put-in-Bay Island such as the Aquatic Visitor Center, the Antique Car Museum (free admission), The Butterfly House, Perry’s Cave where you can go gem stone mining, or Heineman’s Winery.
There are plenty of bars and restaurants to experience while visiting Put-in-Bay such as Mr. Ed’s Bar and Grill, The Boardwalk Restaurant, Blue Marlin Tiki Bar, Mist Pool Bar and the Roadhouse Bar.
Every weekend there are special events happening at Put-in-Bay that will make your Ohio vacation memorable. Upcoming events include the Put-in-Bay Pirate Fest, which is occurring June 25-28. There will be a pirate parade and costume contest for kids and adults as well as the pirate marketplace throughout the weekend, black powder and canon firing demonstrations and re-enactors who demonstrate sword fighting techniques and the art of skullduggary.
For an even more affordable vacation, go camping at South Bass Island State Park. It’s walking distance from all the action of downtown Put-in-Bay but less expensive than staying in a hotel room. So what are you waiting for? Make your reservations for the best Ohio vacation ever this summer at Put-in-Bay!