Amazing Island Raise – Lake Erie Islands

The 2018 Amazing Island Raise will match local teams of competitors in a race on South Bass Island (aka Put-in-Bay) on Saturday, June 9, challenging mainland racers to gather their friends and compete in this one of a kind Lake Erie Island event.

Teams of four to six adults will battle it out to see which team has what it takes to be the Amazing Raise champion. Teams will ride the Miller Ferry to Put-in- Bay on South Bass Island, where the clues and challenges will take place. Once the winner has been declared, the teams can remain on the Island to enjoy the rest of the day and return on the ferry when they are ready.

Entry Fees

The entry fee of $40 per person will cover the cost of round trip transportation to the island on the Miller Ferry Line, as well as a team t-shirt and food and refreshments at the finale location. The fun will begin when teams gather at 11AM at the Catawba Island docks of the Miller Ferry, which will head to the islands at 12PM. Ferry schedules may vary, so check before arrival.

Competitors must be at least 18 years of age in order to compete. Each team must bring at least one digital camera or smart phone, and wear tennis shoes. Teams will be provided with “The Amazing Raise” team t-shirts, drawstring backpacks and food after the event.

Teams must start planning now, with a registration deadline of May 25, 2018. For more information, contact or visit The first 30 teams to submit their registration will be accepted, so don’t delay in entering this fun competition.

Amazing Raise Benefits

The event will benefit Joyful Connections and CASA, two great child-focused agencies in Ottawa County that advocate for children, providing safe and home-like environments and advocating for children in the juvenile courts.

Put-in-Bay Real Estate at Banyan Cove

Choice Put-in-Bay Real Estate is currently available at Banyan Cove.  Realize the dream of having your very own piece of the Rock.  A second home on an island like no other.

Banyan Cove is located just steps from all of the night life of Put-in-Bay.  Great food, famous bars and fun activities await.  Yet, these steps are enough to make it a quiet and restful place when you return home.  First, enjoy the lovely private courtyard and landscaped grounds.  Then, imagine entertaining with family and friends on a beautiful island night.

Banyan Cove Interior

The finishes are exceptional with granite counter tops, ceramic tiled floors and solid wood cabinetry.  Also, owners at Banyan Cove can opt for a membership at a nearby private club.  Here, members can enjoy a wonderful pool area for adults and children.  Also, the club offers additional facilities, a fabulous restaurant and more for members.

Superb Put-in-Bay Real Estate: Banyan Cove II Stats

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Banyan Cove
  • 14 Units
  • Put-in-Bay City Water & Sewer
  • Year Round Access
  • Low Maintentance
  • Ideal Location
  • Sleek Modern Design

So, what are you waiting for?  Wake up each morning to the rising sun in your modern, well appointed condominium.  Moreover, there are one, two and three bedroom configurations within Banyan Cove II.  The time has come to quit renting, and opt for a comfortable, stylish Put-in-Bay vacation home of your own.  With year round access, you’ll be ice fishing in the Winter and parade riding in the Summer, always with a place to stay.  So, come home to Banyan Cove, your island oasis.

Contact for Put-in-Bay Real Estate


Rudy Cooks and Ken Spero are ready to assist with buying your own Put-in-Bay home, every step of the way.  Furthermore, they have years of experience in assisting those yearning to live the island life.  Wisdom from knowing the nuances of living on an island are truly invaluable. Moreover, with their help, can become an islander with ease.  So, take the plunge and call them today for a showing.


PUT-IN-BAY, OHIO (April 17, 2018) – If “Life is a Highway,” that highway is leading to Put-in-Bay and Ohio’s Lake Erie Shores & Islands this summer thanks to a Grammy-award-winning country music mega-group!

On August 30, Put-in-Bay Ohio will host its second annual Bash on the Bay Country Music Festival featuring Ohio’s own Rascal Flatts! The performance is a part of Rascal Flatts “Back to US” tour.

Bash on the Bay Logo
Bash on the Bay Logo

The festival will take place at the Put-in-Bay Airport. Gates will open at 3 PM. Several bands will play before Rascal Flatts takes the stage, including Chris Lane, The Cory Farley Band and 2 more acts that will be announced soon!

Tickets for the festival go on sale Friday, April 20. through Gate times will be announced soon. Miller Ferry and Jet Express will provide late night boat service to and from Put-in-Bay. Limited car parking will be available and there will be ample parking for golf carts at the airport. After the event taxis and the downtown bus will be staged at the north end of the runway to transport concert attendee’s downtown. Numerous food trucks will be on site with all sorts of menu choices.

Bash on the Bay Acts

Our headlining act this year is Ohio’s own Rascal Flatts! If any act embodies the place to which country music has evolved in the new century, it is Rascal Flatts. Since their inception in 1999, the trio has helped change the face of popular music. Their trademark sound–Gary LeVox’s powerfully emotive lead vocals coupled with the soaring harmonies of Jay DeMarcus and Joe Don Rooney, set amid world-class arrangements and production, have made the band the standard bearers for cutting-edge country.

Chris Lane takes the stage right before Rascal Flatts this year. Since releasing the buzzy “Fix,” Lane racked up shout-outs from celebrities such as Brett Eldredge, Florida Georgia Line, Lucy Hale, Dustin Lynch, Cole Swindell, and more. He landed at No. 1 on Billboard’s Twitter Real-Time Emerging Artist chart the day of release, making the irresistible song one of the most shared tracks on Twitter in the U.S. from an up-and-coming artist. “Fix” shaped Lane’s sonic direction and is the title track of his newly released EP produced by the award-winning Joey Moi.

Cory Farley is one of Nashville’s hottest acts. He was one of the opening acts at last year’s bash and has become the island’s top country act at T&J’s SmokeHouse. His energy radiates throughout all his shows and he brings the same excitement no matter if he is playing down on Broadway or on a little island in the middle of Lake Erie.

Lodging Options and Specials

Island Club House 111
Island Club House 111

1-night Stay on Thursday Aug 30th

12p Waterfront Condo – $650
10p Waterfront Condo – $550
8p Poolview Condo – $400

8p Island Club House – $400
10p Island Club House – $450

3-night Stay on Labor Day Weekend

12p Waterfront Condo – $2100
10p Waterfront Condo – $1800
8p Poolview Condo – $1200

8p Island Club House – $1300
10p Island Club House – $1600

Call 216-898-9951 for reserving one of these lodging specials and/or more information. (PLEASE NOTE… tickets are NOT included in the lodging prices above! Tickets and packages are only for sale via

Put-in-Bay SUmmer Boating
Put-in-Bay Summer Boating

The Ultimate Rascal Flatts Experience

Are you a super fan and want to experience Rascal Flatts in a new way? Choose one of these two ticket packages on (PLEASE NOTE… tickets are NOT included in the lodging prices above! Tickets and packages are only for sale via

Take Me There VIP Experience

One (1) VIP Ticket to the Bash on the Bay Festival, which includes access to the Festival’s VIP section, private VIP bathrooms, food trucks and bars*
A backstage tour! Go behind the scenes of Rascal Flatts’ production to see what it takes to make it all come to life each night!
On stage individual and group photos taken by your VIP Host
An acoustic performance and Q&A session with Rascal Flatts**
Exclusive pre-show access to the Summer Nights Lounge with cash bar
Limited edition Rascal Flatts gift item (exclusive to VIPs)
Commemorative Summer Nights Lounge VIP laminate
Crowd-free merchandise shopping
Dedicated VIP check in
On-site VIP concierge
*See seating chart for exact location
**Please note, Rascal Flatts’ acoustic performance and Q&A may overlap with the openers in the main show.

Summer Nights Lounge VIP Package

One (1) VIP Ticket to the Bash on the Bay Festival, which includes access to the Festival’s VIP section, private VIP bathrooms, food trucks and bars*
An acoustic performance and Q&A session with Rascal Flatts**
Exclusive pre-show access to the Summer Nights Lounge with cash bar
Limited edition Rascal Flatts gift item (exclusive to VIPs)
Commemorative Summer Nights Lounge VIP laminate
Crowd-free merchandise shopping
Dedicated VIP check in
On-site VIP concierge
*See seating chart for exact location
**Please note, Rascal Flatts’ acoustic performance and Q&A may overlap with the openers in the main show.

Top 10 Advantages of Put-in-Bay Homes Vs Hotels

Short-term vacation accommodations on Put-in-Bay are growing to become something much more than just a place to sleep and shower. The Island Club Rental Homes and Put-in-Bay Waterfront Condos are quickly becoming the next big thing in the local island tourism industry. Downtown hotels and Put-in-Bay resorts are not as cost effective. What used to be a way of saving money on long stays on the island is now a beautiful experience in itself! Countless travelers are seeking out these private accommodations for weekends, short midweek stays, and even for week long vacations. Vacation rental homes/condos have a long list of advantages over hotels. This makes them really popular for family holidays and for Put-in-Bay’s traditional bachelor and bachelorette parties.

Here are the Top 10 Significant Advantages of Put-in-Bay Rental Lodgings:

1. Spend More Quality Time With Your Friends And Family

Unlike a hotel experience where a large chunk of time is often spent in one’s own private room, a vacation rental home allows your entire group of friends and family to be all together. Everyone can be involved in activities together in the common areas, such as a large living room and private outside deck. You can cook in the fully-furnished kitchen, enjoy a DirecTV movie in the living room, play card games at the dining room table, and spend time outside enjoying the Put-in-Bay weather in your own private yard without any restriction.

2. Get More Personal Space Compared To A Single Hotel Room

Rental Home vs Hotel Room
Rental Home vs Hotel Room (click the pic)

Getting an entire house to yourself with a living room, kitchen, front yard and other common areas makes the stay so much more enjoyable. More fun than just cramming all your guests and luggage into a single Put-in-Bay hotel room. And when you are traveling with young children, the additional space is a particularly great thing to have. You can go out all day, enjoy War of 18 Holes Putt-Putt or visit the top of Perry’s International Peace and Victory Monument. But you will still spend many hours of happiness with your kids in your rental home or condo.

3. Enjoy The Kind Of Privacy That A Hotel Can Never Offer

When you relax in the privacy of a vacation home in Put-in-Bay, it is just as you would in your own house. Vacation home and condo rentals give you the luxury to be ‘home’ even when you are traveling. This is truly the definition of a home away from home with all the amenities that you deserve to enjoy.

4. Spoil Yourself With The Diverse Options, Choices And Rentals Available

There is a wider choice of locations, property types, sizes and budgets in vacation home and condo rentals than you would find in hotels. A comprehensive search on a trusted Put-in-Bay vacation rental website, such as, should be able to offer you exactly the rental unit that fits your group’s requirements.

5. Give Yourself A Better Value For Your Money

Round House Entertainment
Round House Entertainment

This motto especially holds true when you are traveling with a big group to Put-in-Bay. Splitting costs among the group members ensures the maximum value for every dollar that you spend on your accommodations. When you spend less on lodging, you have more money for fun stuff! And we all know that Put-in-Bay offers some fun stuff like MIST Pool Bar and the Green Room Nightclub! Moreover, when staying in a rental, you can save money on meals by choosing to do a few breakfasts and snacks on your own. You also have laundry facilities.

6. Discover The Individualized Personality That Makes Each Home Memorable

If you like things that hold a unique character, Put-in-Bay vacation rental homes might be just what you are looking for. Each rental home and condo is individually owned, so there is no “cookie cutter” feel like in hotel rooms. They each reflect the personal tastes of the owner, the local culture of the area, and they have that unique human touch that hotel rooms simply lack.

7. Appreciate The Feeling Of Being Home In A Put-in-Bay House

Put in Bay Resort Homes
Put in Bay Resort Homes

It feels good to have an entire home to yourself, even when you are on vacation. You can enjoy indoor and outdoor activities with your family and friends in the privacy and comfort of a proper home, as opposed to the shared spaces in hotels and resorts. No long walks back to a hotel room. There are no elevators to wait for to go up and down. No crowds to slow you down.

8. Realize How Traveling Feels Easier When A Vacation Rental Home Is Your Destination

The freedom to do your own laundry (or to NOT do your laundry!) means that you can pack lighter and bring less. The choice of cooking your own meals gives you flexibility and savings if you are tired of eating out every day on the island, which can get pricey. This means that traveling becomes a more comfortable affair for you and your family when you book a vacation rental for your Put-in-Bay stay. But please do plan some great dinners at places like the Upper Deck or Blu Luna.

9. Guarantee Your Kids To Have A Better Time In A Vacation Home

When you rent a vacation home, you can easily give the kids a separate room – so you can keep an eye on them without having to compromise on your own privacy. Also, many vacation homes are well equipped with amenities and space for children’s amusement including satellite TV with kids’ channels, making it a fun stay for young ones.

10. Think Of Pet-Friendliness With Most Vacation Rental Homes

Put-in-Bay Pet Friendly Lodging
Put-in-Bay Pet Friendly Lodging

Finding a pet-friendly hotel is a hassle, to say the least. Additionally, it can be a very costly affair even if you do find a hotel that allows pets. Factor in pet deposits, clean-up fees, noise complaints, and other strict rules. Vacation rental homes, however, are much more likely to allow pets and virtually guaranteed to do so at much lower costs than a hotel. Thus, if one of your important family members happens to be a furry pet, remember something. A vacation rental house would be an excellent choice for you to spend your vacation and allow your fur baby to enjoy it with you. Some bars downtown allow pets on their outdoor patios, such as Mr. Ed’s.

OK, OK… so we can’t just stop at 10. There are SO MANY reasons to rent a vacation home, here are three more…

11. Savor the Extra Little Things that a Vacation Home Offers

Every vacation rental home has its own set of unique surprises to offer you and your guests. One Put-in-Bay rental may have great nautical treasures decorating the walls. Another may have some A/V media equipment that would make it worth spending a day indoors watching movies or playing games. With all the space a home offers, you might even be able to play Twister! Can’t do THAT in a hotel room!

12. Memorable Stays Happen More Often In Homes Than Hotels

Put in Bay Memories
Put in Bay Memories

The individuality and uniqueness of a vacation rental home makes it memorable. You will more than likely remember a great joke told in the comfort of your vacation rental kitchen than something said while crowded into a cramped hotel room. The sameness of hotels may leave little to no impression on your memory. But a vacation rental home will certainly make its mark on your Put-in-Bay vacation owing to its oneness and individuality.

13. Soaking In The Local Culture Is So Much Easier In A Vacation Home

Hotels are by their very nature touristy in their feel, service and most especially in their locations. They are usually right in the middle of the action so that you don’t explore anywhere else. But vacation rental homes, on the other hand, offer a closer feel of the local island culture. They are located on the edges or out of the main town. You get to see more of the island. They are not necessarily located in the touristy parts of the town, so you can explore the locales with greater authenticity. You can find those memorable little spots such as Joe’s Bar or Jane Coate’s Wildflower Trail.

If you have never tried it before but have always been curious, take a chance with a Put-in-Bay vacation rental home or condo stay. You will be amazed by the experiences it can give you and your family or group. For an exhaustive list of Put-in-Bay vacation rental homes and condos, try one of the following. Visit the Island Club Home Rentals website or the Put-in-Bay Condos website, and choose an island rental home or Waterfront Condo that suits you best! Of course, if you just have 2 or 4 people, a hotel room is still a good traditional option.

If you would like more information about a Put-in-Bay resort or rental, please visit, call Put-in-Bay Island Club Rentals at 216-898-9951, or email

Take it Easy on Island Time

If you or your family is in need of an island getaway, why not try the village of Put-in-Bay ( It is just a short 20-minute ride by ferry ( from the mainland and about an hour west of Cleveland. There are plenty of vacation homes and upscale Waterfront Condos available for rent (

Whether it’s just for a day trip or an overnight adventure on a long weekend, there’s plenty to do in Put-in-Bay. You can rent a golf cart, moped, bicycle, or just go about it the old-fashioned way and take a walk. It doesn’t matter how you get around because the island is only about two miles long.

Water sports and fun activities including personal watercrafts and parasailing are popular here, as you’d expect on an island. New this summer is the inclusion of paddleboards! The island offers watercraft rentals ( if you’re eager to go out on your own and even has guided boat tours.

If your getaway itinerary includes shopping, there are more than 15 stores and an array of knick knack opportunities. Restaurants and bars abound and you would hard pressed to visit each of them on one day stay.

Must-sees include the Put-in-Bay Winery ( which has beautiful views of the Bay, and the Chocolate Café & Museum ( where you can enjoy the confections and see the antique chocolate collectibles. For kids, there is a Bar on the island just for them called The Candy Bar, located right next to Kimberly’s Carousel, a circa-1916 restored carousel.

Perry’s Cave Family Fun Center ( is a family-friendly complex centered on a natural limestone cave with an underground lake. It also includes the Butterfly House at Put-In-Bay, with more than 50 types of exotic butterflies, and a free antique car museum. Dandees Snack Shack offers something for the sweet tooth.

You can learn about the lake’s crucial role in the War of 1812 at the 352-feet-tall Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial ( It’s named for Oliver Hazard Perry, the American Navy commander who played a key role in that conflict. He uttered the famous phrase, “We have met the enemy and they are ours…”. From this tower, all Lake Erie Islands can be seen, as well as the shores of Ohio, Michigan and even Ontario on a very clear day.

For reservations and to plan your weekend or midweek getaway, contact Island Club Home Rentals ( or 216-898-9951) or the brand new Put-in-Bay Waterfront Condos ( or 216-898-1105) to check on availability and pricing!

Island Club Rentals – Put in Bay Bachelorette Party Headquarters

Attention Ladies:
If you have reluctantly taken on the task of planning a Bachelorette Party, Island Club Rentals is the ideal location to host your group! Reserve one of our 8-, 10-, 12-, or 16-person vacation rental homes and you have lots of space. View live availability on our brand new website at!

Bachelorette Party Solution

We also have just released the ideal web site to answer all of your Put-in-Bay, Ohio, Bachelorette Party questions at!

All the talk of finding the perfect wedding dress and sending out invitations is intimidating and stressful! Hopefully, that part is now over. It’s a good thing that the next one of your maid of honor duties is probably the most fun… planning and throwing the bachelorette party! Throwing the bachelorette party at Putinbay is one of the best times and most fun of your many maid of honor duties so enjoy it! We will show you some tips and tricks to ensure that you throw a bachelorette party that is remembered by everyone for years to come. We’ve taken the best advice the internet has to offer and condensed it here for you!

Bachelorette Party Lodging

First things first… you are going to need a location to host the party. Put-in-Bay, Ohio is by far the most popular place to have a weekend bachelorette party in the Midwest. Many people might think a stationary bar like a nightclub in Las Vegas is a nice place for a bachelorette party but you are stuck there all night. Catch a ferry and come here to the island for a weekend where you can bar-hop at night. You can tan by the pool during the day. And you can enjoy a luxury vacation rental home or condo. That’s the ideal way to go. The advantage here is that you have got a built in party! Have a plan in advance (check out for bars, restaurants, and attractions) so you have a general idea where to go and make sure to talk with your bride beforehand.

This is part of the bachelorette party etiquette that you should be aware of. Find out what your bride wants to do for her party because this is one of the most important of your maid of honor duties. Ensure that your bride-to-be has fun on her last night of singlehood (or whenever you plan to throw it)!!!

Plan far in advance! You probably shouldn’t throw the bachelorette party on the night before the wedding. Please remember that Put-in-Bay luxury waterfront condos and island vacation home rentals book early for the summer season, especially on weekends. Unlike the boys on the groom’s side, there are many more maid of honor duties and bridal duties to be taken care of. Other then just showing up at the wedding and standing in a tuxedo. You don’t want to hurry through your wedding day driving home from the island. Plan ahead! Book your rental house months ahead of time in order to ensure that you have a reservation. It is virtually impossible to show up on the island during the summer and find a room or house on a Friday night.

Bachelorette Party Hints

The larger 12- and 16-person homes and condos are usually COMPLETELY BOOKED by March!

Hopefully you have fun with the bachelorette party! Remember that you do not have to have a trashy bachelorette party or even a classy bachelorette party. You just want to ensure that you please the bride to be. And make sure that she has a Put in Bay weekend filled with memories that will last her a lifetime! A weekend bachelorette party starts with reserving a Putinbay 8-, 10-, 12-, or 16-person rental. Rent an island cottage or vacation rental home or Waterfront Condo to host the party. MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS EARLY!

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 :

About Island Life on HGTV

put-in-bay on hgtv
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.

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.

put-in-bay on hgtv
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:



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, and students may apply at Applicants are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more info, please visit

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: 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 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 where additional information is added daily.
– The Put-in-Bay Chamber of Commerce is also available to answer other questions at 419-285-2832