Put-in-Bay on HGTV: Tune in 1/28!

Put-In-Bay on HGTV!  The island  was recently cast into the National spotlight with a feature on the popular HGTV show, Island Life. The first airing was Sunday January 28th at 10:30 PM and featured a couple interesting in buying a vacation home on Put-In-Bay.  So, join in to see our little island on the big stage!

Put-In-Bay on HGTV Airing Information

What: Island Life

When: Sunday January 28th, 2018

Time: 10:30 PM EST

Channel: HGTV (229 DirecTV, 30 Spectrum)

Reruns if you miss it on Sunday : http://www.hgtv.com/shows/island-life/episodes/wedding-location-becomes-home-on-south-bass-island

About Island Life on HGTV

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Put-In-Bay on HGTV

Many people only dream about owning a home on an island.  This show follows those who wish to make this dream a reality.  So, the buyers are paired with a real estate agent who shows them three or four properties.  The show follows them as they browse and try to narrow down their choices to one property.  Lastly, the buyers select their dream property to live the Island Life.

The island of Put-In-Bay is an excellent choice for this show.  Boasting exceptional restaurants, attractions and shopping options, it’s no wonder that HGTV came to the island last summer.  Furthermore, the legendary nightlife cannot be overlooked either!

You Can Live the Island Life!

So, all of this sounds great!  Do you want to set your watch to Island Time?  You’re in luck.  The Put-In-Bay Condos has just 3 condos left for purchase.  So, what are you waiting for?

Imagine, sitting on your lakefront patio enjoying the stunning views of Lake Erie.

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PIB Condo Lake Deck

Spending time with your whole family in a comfortable and spacious 4 bedroom, 2 bath condo.

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PIB Condo Kitchen

Also, taking a refreshing dip in the onsite pool.

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PIB Condo Pool

Be close to all of the best Things to Do on Put-In-Bay, while far enough away to have your own slice of the island.

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Downtown PIB

So, ACT NOW as these great properties won’t last long!  Furthermore, having your very own piece of Put-In-Bay is truly special.

For more information or to schedule a showing of the Put-In-Bay Condos, simply Email:  office@islandclub.com

 

 

Put-in-Bay Things to Do Top 10

Put-in-Bay has so many great attractions.  High energy fun like parasailing to more relaxing time spent sipping on some island wine.  Regardless, there truly is something for everyone.  We’ve come up with the 10 Best Things to Do on Put in Bay.  Do you have a suggestion for the list?  Feel free to share your thoughts.

Here’s our Top Then Things to Do on Put-in-Bay:

10. Take a Taxi

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Island Club Taxi

This may not seem like a thing to do.  Think again! There are countless stories of fun times had on Put-in-Bay Taxis.  Furthermore, sharing the ride with others will make new friends fast!  Furthermore, the Best Taxi Service on Put-in-Bay is Island Club Taxi.  Their drivers are fun, personable and make sure you have fun.  So, look for them in the white vans with palm trees or call 419-285-5466.

9. Rent a Kayak

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Put-in-Bay Kayaks

Rent a kayak from Kayak the Bay.  So, take in the incredible vantage point from on top of Lake Erie.  Breath taking views of Perry’s Monument and the downtown Put-in-Bay Harbor are incredible.  Also, see the famous Benson Ford Ship House, once owned by the Henry Ford Family.

8. Take a Hike

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Take a Hike on Put-in-Bay

The beautiful natural setting of Put-in-Bay cannot be overlooked.  So, take a leisurely walk at one of the many nature preserves.  The Scheef Point Preserve, pictured above, offers a gorgeous lakefront setting.  Also, groomed trails greet guests with cozy benches along the way.

7. Jet Ski on Lake Erie

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Put-in-Bay Jet Ski

Rip across the water on a Jet Ski.  Then, feel the mist of Lake Erie while taking in the scenery.  Put-in-Bay Watercraft Rental has jet skis, power boats and kayaks for rent.  So, find them near South Bass Island State Park for some water filled fun!

6. Eat Local

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Boardwalk Put-in-Bay

With so many things to do, an appetite will surely surface.  Put-in-Bay has only one national chain dining option on the island.  Otherwise, the rest are unique to the island.  So, grab a bowl of Lobster Bisque at the Boardwalk Restaurant.  Oh, so good!

5. Go Parasailing

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Put-in-Bay Parasailing

Strap in for an unforgettable ride.  Put-in-Bay Parasailing has been providing service to the island since the early 1990’s.  Float among the clouds taking in amazing views of Perry’s Monument.

4. Drink Island Wine

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Put-in-Bay Winery

Get a real taste of the islands.  Grape growing and wine making have been a part of Putin Bay since the islands humble beginnings.  Furthermore,  Heineman’s Winery has been doing so since 1888.  So, stop in for their signature selection: Pink Catawba.  Sweet and fruity, the taste is pure Summer!

3. Take a Bi-Plane Ride

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Bi-Plane Put-in-Bay

Planes have been a part of the island for generations.  This lifeline provides transportation in the Winter months.  So, see the island from far above with a ride with a Put-in-Bay Bi-Plane.  Take in spectacular views of the Lake Erie Islands.

2. Rent a Golf Cart

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Put-in-Bay Golf Cart

One of the most striking things about Put in-Bay is golf carts!  They seem to be everywhere and they are.  So, renting a golf cart is the best way to see all of the island.  Delaware Cart Rentals and the Put-in-Bay Golf Cart Depot have you covered.

1. Relax

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Relax

There certainly is something special about the island of Put-in-Bay.  Worries seem to flee and enjoyment ensues when the clock is set to island time.  So, if you haven’t experienced a feeling quite like this, what are you waiting for?  Put your mind at ease and set course for PIB!

Thanks for Reading!

We hope you’ve enjoyed the Put-in-Bay Things to Do Top 10.  Please, stay tuned for more great lists like this!  Also, your suggestions are encouraged.  What do you want to hear more about?  Tell us!  Cheers, see you at the Bay!

 

Applications Are Open for Stone Lab 2018 Classes

PUT-IN-BAY – Applications are open now for 2018 classes for high school students, college students, teachers and the public at Stone Laboratory, The Ohio State University’s island campus on Lake Erie.

Students can earn two college credits in one week or four credits in five weeks in summer science classes on subjects such as aquatic biology, behavioral ecology and field zoology. Credits are transferable to most U.S. colleges.

New to Stone Lab this year is Water Quality Management, a one-week, 2-credit upper level course exploring the physical, chemical and biological aspects of water quality.

A full course listing is available at go.osu.edu/SLcourses, and students may apply at https://stonelab.osu.edu/. Applicants are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more info, please visit http://www.thenews-messenger.com/story/news/local/2017/11/01/thursday-briefs/805162001/

More Toby Keith Concert Updates!

The Miller Ferry has updated our island businesses with fresh Toby Keith information for the big Put-in-Bay concert…

Where to Purchase Advance Miller Ferry Passenger Tickets:

  • Passenger Tickets can be purchased at the Catawba Ticket Booth & used any time during the Miller Ferry 2017 Season.
  • Lake Erie Shores & Islands Welcome Center, GPS: 770 SE Catawba Rd. (SR 53), Port Clinton, OH 43452.
  • Toby Keith tickets can also be purchased the day of concert at either location listed above.

Miller Ferry Schedule for August 31, 2017:

  • Later ferries will run Leaving Put-in-Bay at 8:00 p.m., 9:00 p.m., and starting at 10:00 p.m. ferries will run every twenty minutes until all passengers in line are returned to the mainland with 1:00 a.m. being the last passenger ferry. We suggest heading directly back to the dock after the concert.
  • Additional ferries will run throughout the day to provide more frequent service to Put-in-Bay. Expect higher than usual passenger traffic which will limit vehicles that are staying the night/weekend.
  • The Catawba ticket booth will remain open until 11:00 pm for regular traffic coming to Put-in-Bay for Toby Keith.
  • NO Same Day Round Trip Vehicles on Thursday, August 31.

Miller Ferry Parking Information:

  • Miller Ferry offers five free parking lots.
  • Free Satellite Parking with $5 Shuttle Service will be at GPS: 3072 NE Catawba Rd, Port Clinton, OH 43452.
  • Pay parking will also be available near the Miller ferry dock.
  • We strongly suggest car pooling to the Toby Keith concert.

Traffic & Security Information:

  • On Catawba, State Highway Patrol & local police will be present & also help direct traffic.
  • On Put-in-Bay, vehicle traffic will be detoured around Put-in-Bay Airport. Langram Road will be open between Put-in-Bay Rd. & Meechen Rd. to foot traffic only.
  • There will be additional lighting on Miller Ferry Catawba, Lime Kiln Dock & Langram Road between the Put-in-Bay Airport & the Miller Ferry Lime Kiln Dock.
  • Porta Potties will be provided on both Miller Ferry Catawba & Put-in-Bay dock.

Miller Ferry Dock Locations:

  • Catawba (Mainland) GPS: 5174 E. Water St., Port Clinton, OH 43452
  • Put-in-Bay, Lime Kiln Dock (Island) GPS: 2190 Langram Rd., Put-in-Bay, OH 43456

Toby Keith Lodging Reservations:

Furthermore, we have a full staff that can help you find the perfect accommodations. If the condo isn’t the best fit, we have access to over 70 additional properties and can recommend hotels and provide general information.

Phone: 216-898-1105

Email: reserve@putinbayreservations.com or visit Our Online Booking Page

Toby Keith Concert Update

The Toby Keith Concert planning is down to the fine tuning stage. The Put-in-Bay Port Authority held a meeting today August 15th to discuss the details. Here’s a list in no special order of items discussed:

– The concert will generate $30K of non-aviation income for the PIB Port Authority.
– Additionally another $12-14k could be generated in alcohol related sales.
– The concert promoter predicts that there will be 10,500-11,000 tickets sold.
– Tickets can still be purchased on-line at Etix.com and will be sold the day of the concert if not sold out.
– This will be a rain or shine event. The Franklin County Command Center will be utilized with a direct link to NOAA for up to date information about any thunder or lightning warning or concert holds. A plan is in place for sheltering.
– There will be no “In and out” allowed. Once in the venue, if you leave you will not be readmitted.
– No open containers will be permitted upon exit of the venue.
– Golf Cart Parking will be handled by the Lake Erie Islands Nature and Wildlife Center. 100% of the $5 Parking fee will be a donation to LEINWC. 1500-2000 golf carts are anticipated.
– DeRivera “B” dock estimates that gross receipts for the same week last year was $7K this year it should be $12-14K “B” Dock has reserved space for a group of 20 boats all others will be first come first served.
– Port Authority mooring buoys are also first-come, first served.
– No one from the Village A and C docks were present. Standard procedure is no reservations accepted.
– Miller Marina and Crews Nest docks are all reserved at this time.
– Langram Road from Put-in-Bay Road (The twine shanty) to Meechen will be closed to all traffic except cabs and buses from 3pm on the day of the concert.
– Island Transportation will be providing 5 buses and 7 tour trains to shuttle people from the airport to the Downtown Depot for those leaving on the Jet Express.
– The Jet Express estimates that they can move 1000 people an hour. The Miller Ferry estimates 1900 people per hour.
– The Port Authority said that based on figures provided by Lake Erie Shores and Islands, 6,500 people could potentially stay on the island 8/31.
– Lake Erie Shores and Islands will be on hand to assist concert-goers with last minute lodging requests.
– There will be three gates into and out of the concert venue. The North Gate (North east side of the Port Authority building) is where buses and tour trains will load and unload. The VIP/Handicapped gate will be at the Heli-pad entrance, and the South Gate will be off of Airport Road where all golf carts will be parked.
– 2 miles of temporary fence will be installed to control the concert parameter. There will be no concert equipment or seating north of the Airport building.
– Absolutely no parking will be allowed on either side of Langram from Airport Road to Cessna Rd.
– There will be between 140-170 security personnel on site in the concert venue.
– The Ottawa County Sherriff’s department is taking over the Put-in-Bay Township.
– 10-15 Mounted police will be on hand to patrol.
– 50 officers from the Ottawa County Sheriffs department will be here. 20 will be inside the venue.
– 5-8 bomb sniffing dog teams will be brought in prior to the event to check out all buildings and people in the concert area.
– US Coast Guard will be on hand to manage boats trying to anchor along the shoreline.
– The temporary fence on the south side of the venue will be patrolled by armed deputies.
– The Ohio State Highway Patrol will mange traffic flow on the mainland, the Sherriff’s department will handle the traffic on the island.
– Airline Road will be closed to traffic during the concert and reopened for golf carts to exit after the concert.
– There will be 10 portable light towers that will be in place to provide lighting for concert-goers exiting the venue.
– Concert-goers that came over on the Miller Ferry will channeled down Langram to Lime Kiln. Sherriff Department personnel will be in place to manage the exiting crowd.
– There won’t be any pressure to have the audience leave, water and food stations will remain open after the concert is over.
– Crisis Management will be assisted by a team from the FBI.
– Patrick Meyers, former member of the port authority board will be the spokes person for all information related to the Port Authority and its venue.
– For more information and concert details go to www.bashonthebay.com where additional information is added daily.
– The Put-in-Bay Chamber of Commerce is also available to answer other questions at 419-285-2832

Put in Bay Nature Center – Wild Tuesdays!

The Wild Tuesdays event is a family favorite! My nieces cannot go to Put in Bay without visiting the Nature Center. This is usually the first attraction they request. Their love for animals and desire to always learn something new inspires this visit.

On our most recent visit, they saw and touched the hides of many different animals. The staff members at the Nature Center are always very knowledgeable about the variety of embalmed animals ranging from skunks to redhead birds. Visitors can see and touch many kinds of animals!

The Lake Erie Islands Nature and Wildlife Center is continuing one of the family-favorite events again this year canned WILD Tuesdays! This event takes place Tuesday, June 13, from 1:00pm – 3:00pm and continues every Tuesday through August 15th. Each week a different animal is featured. One of the best parts about this event – it’s FREE! Bring the entire family and enjoy one of the gems of Put in Bay Island, WILD Tuesdays at the Nature and Wildlife Center!

The mission of the Lake Erie Islands Nature and Wildlife Center is to promote conservation and education of the flora, fauna, and lands of the Lake Erie Islands ecosystem. It is located at 255 Meechen Road in Put-in-Bay Ohio, between Catawba Rd. and Put-in-Bay Rd. The rate for Adults is $3/pp, Children 6 – 11 and Seniors is $2, Children 5 and under free if accompanied by an adult, and the Family Rate is just $8. Please call 419-285-3037 with any questions!

July 4th Weekend – Put-in-Bay Condos Bingo!

The Summer is starting off hot, and so are our July 4th specials! The brand new Put-in-Bay Condos have been packed every weekend so far this season but we oddly have a few units still open for July 4th Weekend. What does that mean for you? A Special Deal!


STEP ONE: Make a new reservation at the brand new Put-in-Bay Condos in one of our 12-, 10-, or 6-person units for June 30 and July 1.

STEP TWO: For the first time EVER on a weekend… Get a FREE GOLF CART with your condo stay for the weekend!


  • What size cart?? We have FIVE 8-pp carts, FOUR 6-pp carts, and TWELVE 4-pp carts still available.
  • The quickest reservations get the biggest carts! First come, first reserved!
  • Want to stay a 3rd night?? We will add on Sunday for just $300!!
  • How do you book?? Call to Book at 216-898-1105.
  • Valid on new reservations only for June 30th weekend, subject to availability.

BRAND NEW Rental Lodgings at Put-in-Bay Ohio

There are a number of BRAND NEW rental lodgings available this summer at Put-in-Bay Ohio. At the Island Club, there are two homes that were built in the summer of 2016 and can accommodate 12 or 16 guests respectively. With each house, you have convenient access to the Island Club Big Pool, Island Club Taxi service, and Island Club Golf Cart Rentals for the duration of your stay. Located across from the Island Club is “A Place at the Bay”, a discreet 12-person house that allows your group great privacy and a lot of space to spread out and enjoy your stay at Put-in-Bay. At the BRAND NEW Put-in-Bay Waterfront Condos, there are both 10- and 12-person units available They are all perfect for larger family groups looking for a nice, affordable, midweek getaway on a Lake Erie island. Close to home, but an Island away!

Island Club Vacation Rental Home #111

The space you need for your large group can be found with this great BRAND NEW Put-in-Bay vacation home. With five bedrooms and two bathrooms, this home can sleep up to sixteen guests. Park in the brick driveway with space for up to two cars, and you are set for a great trip. The front of the home features a large brick patio complete with deck chairs, picnic table and a propane grill.

As you step inside, you enter into the combined living and dining areas. There is a flat-screen television with DirecTV service and a comfortable sitting area. The kitchen is off of this area and comes complete with all the necessities to prepare and serve a delicious meal. The center kitchen island is absolutely HUGE and can seat all 16 guests comfortably for a meal, games, or just hanging out. There is a wooded area to the rear of the home for added privacy.

During the week, you can relax and enjoy Put-In-Bay’s slower pace in a family friendly atmosphere at this ideal Put in Bay lodging. With Island Club Rentals, you can visit Put-in-Bay and enjoy your own home and you can even rent a golf cart onsite to get around. Please let us know how we can make your vacation at Put-in-Bay a great one!

To View this house and check availability – https://www.islandclub.com/booking/island-club-111/1668-104053

Island Club Rental Home #77

This BRAND NEW Put-in-Bay vacation home has four sizable bedrooms and two full baths. Up to twelve guests can be accommodated in this lovely property. Pull right in to your own driveway, with space for two vehicles. The door has a convenient coded door lock, ending the difficulties with keys. You and your guests can access the unit at your leisure. Inside, guests enter into the dining area. Two sliding glass doors exit the dining room to the brick patio.

A picnic table with additional seating and a propane grill complete this space. Back inside the home, the kitchen can handle the desires of the cook of your group. Pans, dishes, utensils and such are provided. The living room has comfortable couches and television with satellite service. Conveniently, there are golf carts that can be rented within the Island Club village.

Choose a vacation home during your next Lake Erie getaway. The comforts of home can be yours, while keeping all in your group together. We manage several homes in this section, so your very large groups can stay closely together. Booking early is recommended, as dates fill quite fast. The weekends at Put in Bay Ohio are popular for the nightlife and getting away from the daily work grind without going too far from home.

To View this house and check availability – https://www.islandclub.com/booking/island-club-77/1668-104055

A Place at the Bay

A Place at The Bay is right next to Saunders Golf Course and 1/2 mile away from the South Bass Island State Park, 1/2 mile from the Miller Ferry and 1 mile from downtown Put-in-Bay Ohio and the Jet Express. If you haven’t visited Put in Bay Ohio then you are in for a real treat. Restaurants, Shopping, Bars, Water Sports, Golf Carts and the fun of just being on an island await you at Put-in-Bay. Come play at Put in Bay Ohio and leave your troubles and cares at Home.

A Place at The Bay is a great choice for groups of friends, families, reunions, getaways. Relax and enjoy your own private front and back stone decks, private grills, central air, washer dryer, satellite TV, living room, dining room, and fully equipped kitchen. The home is on a wooded lot and has a private yard for your enjoyment. Relax and kick back after a long day on the water, an afternoon of fun, or a night out on the town at Put in Bay’s famous night life.

Take the time to visit our web site where you will find information on PutinBay, how to get here, what to do, rates, information and additional lodging information. If you need further information you can e-mail us, Or call us at 216-898-1105. We hope you enjoy South Bass Island and downtown Put-in-Bay Ohio at our home… A Place at The Bay.

To View this house and check availability – https://www.islandclub.com/booking/a-place-at-the-bay/1668-68901

Put-in-Bay BRAND NEW 12-Person Waterfront Condo

The Put-in-Bay Condos are the premier waterfront lodging choice for your Lake Erie island getaway. We are close to home in body but far away in spirit. How often can you plan a party weekend with your friends, or a small midweek vacation with your family on an island surrounded by water? There are no other rentals on Put-in-Bay with such an impressive and expansive view of the water as you relax out on your lakeview back deck. Each of our lovely units reside on some of the most prime Lake Erie real estate. It is the newest rental lodging built on Put-In-Bay, with a wonderful Grand Opening Party back in early July 2016.

The weekends at Put in Bay Ohio are popular for the nightlife and getting away from the daily work grind without going too far from home. During the week, you can relax and enjoy Put-In-Bay’s slower pace in a family friendly atmosphere. With Island Club Rentals, you can visit Put-in-Bay and enjoy your own home or condo and you can even rent a golf cart onsite to get around.

Each of the lower and upper level units have four bedrooms, three full baths, a large lakeside deck with table and chairs, pool access, and have a capacity of up twelve guests. Guests gain access to the condo through a coded door lock. This is very convenient as keys are eliminated from the equation. The fully equipped kitchen comes capable of satisfying the cook of your group. Whip up a hearty breakfast or delectable dinner, all while saving some money during your Put-in-Bay vacation. With a location that cannot be beat and beautiful new accommodations, the time is now to book your excursion.

To View this Condo and check availability – https://www.islandclub.com/waterfront-10-and-12-person-condos

BRAND NEW Put-in-Bay 10-Person Waterfront Condo

The Put in Bay Condos has been proudly serving Put-in-Bay Ohio and the Lake Erie Islands for nearly 15 years with waterfront condo rental assistance. This year we are completing our second phase of development with 26 brand new waterfront condos facing Lake Erie. Great pride and joy is taken in fully assisting our guests in finding the best vacation condo accommodations for their friends and family. We are excited to assist our Put in Bay guests with their vacation experience and ensure they will be at ease during the planning of their trip. Our experience and vacation condo rental expertise will ensure that you and yours will have an amazing vacation on the Crown Jewel of Lake Erie, Put-in-Bay!

Looking for a waterfront rental unit in Put-in-Bay, OHIO? Look no further than the Put-in-Bay Condos! As one of the few waterfront lodging options, we proudly allow guests to bring their water toys here to Putinbay Condos with ample parking. Now you have the opportunity to relax by the water and enjoy the comforts of your own watercraft out on Lake Erie, just steps away from your front door.

Each of these beautiful units have four bedrooms, two full baths, a large lakeside deck, pool access, and have a capacity of up to ten guests. Guests gain access to the condo through a coded door lock. This is very convenient as keys are eliminated from the equation. The fully equipped kitchen comes capable of satisfying the cook of your group. Whip up a hearty breakfast or delectable dinner, all while saving some money during your Put-in-Bay vacation. With a location that cannot be beat and beautiful new accommodations, the time is now to book your excursion.

To View this Condo and check availability – https://www.islandclub.com/waterfront-10-and-12-person-condos

Put-In-Bay Maritime Celebration & Mayfly Festival

—- Put-In-Bay Maritime Celebration —-

This is a celebration of the past and present of maritime at Put in Bay Ohio. Plan on bringing Dad to Put-in-Bay to celebrate Fathers Day at the Maritime Celebration’s Kids Day on Sunday, June, 18th! Hands-on educational activites, arts & crafts and live demonstrations. Fun for the entire family! We will welcome the US Brig Niagara to the Jet Express dock in downtown Put-in-Bay. See what makes Put-in-Bay such a fun port of call for the entire family as we welcome the US Brig Niagara for the 3rd Annual Put-in-Bay Maritime Celebration. The Niagara’s visit is sponsored by the Put-in-Bay Jet Express and Put-in-Bay Winery. Program funded by the NPS Foundation brings elementary aged children to Put-in-Bay to learn about boats, sailing and maritime oriented skills.

The Maritime event takes place the third weekend in June each year. This year the Put-in-Bay Maritime Celebration will be held June 16-18 and will encompass the visit of the US Brig Niagara as well as the Mayfly Fest, and educational and public service programs. The Put-in-Bay Chamber of Commerce is hosting the event in partnership with the Perry Group, the Lake Erie Islands Historical Museum, and Perry’s Victory & International Peace Memorial. The Niagara is scheduled to arrive on Friday, June 16, weather permitting, and will offer dockside tours on Friday from 11am to 5pm, and Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 7pm.

Tickets can be purchased at Fox’s Dock where Niagara is berthed. Tours of the USS Brig Niagara on Saturday and Sunday, $7 Adult and $5 Children. The Put-in-Bay Chamber of Commerce will be selling tickets for a late afternoon Day Sail aboard Niagara, from 3pm to 8pm. Tickets are $100 per person for the five-hour sailing experience aboard the square-rigger. This is a hands on sail experience for ages 12 yrs and up. Tickets will also be sold for a dockside reception aboard Niagara on Friday evening, June 16. Ticket holders will be treated to appetizers and cold beverages, and will be able to tour Niagara and talk with the brig’s crew.

—- 6th Annual Mayfly Festival —-

History gets a little watery on Saturday, June 17th, at Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial when we turn our attention from the Battle itself to the Lake. The National Park Service site is hosting its 6th annual “Return of the Mayfly” festival from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Return of the Mayfly is a free event that gives adults and children alike the opportunity to learn about our fascinating friend, the mayfly and his ecological counterpart in Lake Erie… the fish.

Events and activities will focus on the Lake Erie ecosystem and some of our favorite critters will be here, the mayflies! Our annual Mayfly Fest honors those pesky insects we all love to hate. Yet, mayflies play such an important role in the local ecology and in determining the health of Lake Erie that they deserve our respect and understanding.

This year’s activities will again include a variety of fun science based activities. Visitors will have the opportunity to study mayflies with some student volunteers using viewing scopes provided by Ohio State University Stone Laboratory. Fish, snakes, and mayflies will be in attendance. Children may participate in the ever popular “Build-A-Bug” and “Bug Mask” crafts. Fishing, Ichthyology and Invasive Species Ranger Programs will provide kids with the opportunity to see and understand some interesting critters and plant species. Plus, some of our park rangers will help children discover the effects of pollution using hands-on water quality testing.

Admission is free.

More about the mayfly:

  • Mayflies are insects abundant throughout the world and spend almost their entire lives in lakes or streams.
  • As adults, they survive a short time — anywhere from a few hours to a couple of days.
  • Mayflies primarily become adults to procreate.
  • Mayfly eggs, primarily found in fresh bodies of water, can live underwater for up to five years.
  • The average mayfly’s length ranges anywhere from one-fourth of 1 inch to 1 inch.
  • A mayfly is also known as a dun, fishfly, shadfly and June bug.
  • Mayflies are not harmful nor are they poisonous. There’s no threat of infection with them.
  • Mayflies have neither mouths nor digestive tracks.
  • Mayflies don’t have mouths nor digestive tracks.

 

Two New Beautiful Rental Homes for Put-in-Bay

There are two BRAND NEW rental homes available this summer in the Island Club community at Put-in-Bay Ohio. These two homes were built in the summer of 2016 and can accommodate 12 or 16 guests respectively. With each house, you have convenient access to the Island Club Big Pool, Island Club Taxi service, and Island Club Golf Cart Rentals for the duration of your stay. They are both perfect for larger family groups looking for a nice, affordable, midweek getaway on a Lake Erie island. Close to home, but an Island away!


Island Club House #77

This BRAND NEW Put-in-Bay vacation home has four sizable bedrooms and two full baths. Up to twelve guests can be accommodated in this lovely property. Pull right in to your own driveway, with space for two vehicles. The door has a convenient coded door lock, ending the difficulties with keys. You and your guests can access the unit at your leisure. Inside, guests enter into the dining area. Two sliding glass doors exit the dining room to the brick patio. A picnic table with additional seating and a propane grill complete this space. Back inside the home, the kitchen can handle the desires of the cook of your group. Pans, dishes, utensils and such are provided. The living room has comfortable couches and television with satellite service. Conveniently, there are golf carts that can be rented within the Island Club village. Choose a vacation home during your next Lake Erie getaway. The comforts of home can be yours, while keeping all in your group together. We manage several homes in this section, so your very large groups can stay closely together. Booking early is recommended, as dates fill quite fast. The weekends at Put in Bay Ohio are popular for the nightlife and getting away from the daily work grind without going too far from home. During the week, you can relax and enjoy Put-In-Bay’s slower pace in a family friendly atmosphere. With Island Club Rentals, you can visit Put-in-Bay and enjoy your own home and you can even rent a golf cart onsite to get around. Please let us know how we can make your vacation at Put-in-Bay a great one!

To View this house and check availability – https://www.islandclub.com/booking/island-club-77/1668-104055


Island Club Home #111

The space you need for your large group can be found with this great BRAND NEW Put-in-Bay vacation home. With five bedrooms and two bathrooms, this home can sleep up to sixteen guests. Park in the brick driveway with space for up to two cars, and you are set for a great trip. The front of the home features a large brick patio complete with deck chairs, picnic table and a propane grill. As you step inside, you enter into the combined living and dining areas. There is a flat-screen television with DirecTV service and a comfortable sitting area. The kitchen is off of this area and comes complete with all the necessities to prepare and serve a delicious meal. The center kitchen island is absolutely HUGE and can seat all 16 guests comfortably for a meal, games, or just hanging out. There is a wooded area to the rear of the home for added privacy. The Island Club at Put-in-Bay is ready for you and yours to make your way to the island. We strive to provide the best lodging options during your trip to the Lake Erie Islands. Remember that many dates sellout quickly, so don’t wait before it is too late. We manage several other homes on this street which can be rented to accommodate your large group. The weekends at Put in Bay Ohio are popular for the nightlife and getting away from the daily work grind without going too far from home. During the week, you can relax and enjoy Put-In-Bay’s slower pace in a family friendly atmosphere. With Island Club Rentals, you can visit Put-in-Bay and enjoy your own home and you can even rent a golf cart onsite to get around. Please let us know how we can make your vacation at Put-in-Bay a great one!

To View this house and check availability – https://www.islandclub.com/booking/island-club-111/1668-104053