Put-in-Bay, Ohio, along with other Lake Erie Islands, are beginning to close up shop for the winter months. Every year, South Bass Island hosts hundreds of thousands of visitors throughout the spring, summer and fall months. However, winter looks a little different on Put-in-Bay island. Downtown Put-in-Bay attractions get boarded up and winterized to protect infrastructure from freezing. Rental homes become empty as bachelorette parties will have to wait until the new year.
The island community takes their last much needed trips to the mainland to stock up on frozen foods and basic necessities to get them through the winter. Once the Miller Ferry/Jet Express stop running, the only way to commodities not offered in the general store is by plane.
Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial still stand tall to commemorate the Battle of Lake Erie and Oliver Hazard Perry. Despite the fact there wont be any visitors for a few months, the monument will still be visible from Catawba and Port Clinton. Perry’s Cave will also have to wait a few months before guided tours are offered again. The South Bass Island State Park still has some of the best sunsets in the Midwest region of the United States. However, for the next few months the only people lucky enough to see the cotton candy sunsets will be the locals. Jet Skis and fishing boats will get replaced with ice shanties once the Lake freezes over.
What to Expect for Put-In-Bay Ohio in 2021
Put-in-Bay Lodging, Put-in-Bay Resorts, and Put-in-Bay hotels were dealt with significant challenges amidst the covid-19 pandemic. The island is expecting to be much more prepared for such difficulties come 2021. The local community always wants to do their best to make your Put-in-Bay vacation/getaway an experience you’ll never forget.
For any lodging inquiries at the Island Club or Put-in-Bay waterfront Condos please call their reservation team at 216-898-9951. One of the staff members will be happy to assist you.
The island already has dates set for upcoming event 2021 events on Put-in-Bay. From Mr. Ed’s Pajama Party to Bash on the Bay 5, you’ll be certain to be able to partake in your favorite island events! Click here to scroll through our events calendar!
Things to do In 2021
There are so many Put-in-Bay attractions to choose from. We’ve compiled a list of some of the most popular things to on the island.
-Rent a Golf Cart
Put-in-Bay Golf Cart Rentals are the most popular form of transportation on the Island apart from Put-in-Bay taxis.
–The Put-in-Bay Winery
Not only will you have a great view of the downtown harbor and boaters, but you will be able to taste some of Catawba’s finest wines.
-Perry’s Cave and Crystal Cave
Perry’s Cave & Family Fun Center, along with Crystal Cave and Heineman Winery, are two great places to spend a few hours touring the attractions.