Put-in-Bay Airport

The Put-in-Bay Airport serves the island in the winter months with freight and postal service while the lake is frozen over and the ferries cannot transport as they do in the summer months. It is also home to the Put-in-Bay Helicopter Rides and Put-in-Bay Biplane Rides, which will take you up into the sky to enjoy an aerial view of the Lake Erie Islands and a truly unique experience. Private small craft flights arrive and depart South Bass Island from here as well. Once you’re on the ground, you’ll need…

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Lake Erie Islands Nature and Wildlife Center

One of the best educational activities for kids that Put-in-Bay has to offer, the Lake Erie Islands Nature and Wildlife Center is sure to fascinate as well as teach. Here, you can learn so much about the flora and fauna of the Lake Erie Islands. In addition to a museum filled with exhibits about wildlife, the property has two cave sites, a frog pond, a nature trail and butterfly gardens. The museum is home to over 200 taxidermied species of mammals, birds and fish of North America. Self-guided tours are…

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The Wharfside

The Wharfside keeps the fishermen and women in business with a great selection of tackle, bait, sun care, and other important boating accessories. Visitors can purchase State of Ohio Fishing Licenses on the premises. Lake Erie is proudly known as the Walleye Capital of the World. Anglers regularly catch 17 – 18 inch fish while 22- 26 inch ones are not at all uncommon. Other favorites include Yellow Perch and Smallmouth Bass. The restaurants of Put-in-Bay serve up delicious fish dishes but there’s nothing like hooking your own! The Wharfside…

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Saunders Resort Golf Course

Grab your 7-iron and putter and come on down to Saunders Resort Golf Course. This Par 3, Nine Hole course is fun for experts and novices alike. Just make sure to leave your golf cart at home. Oddly enough, this is one of the few places on the island where golf carts are not permitted. Remember this weird fact. It often pops up on scavenger hunts. Saunders Golf Course Highlights Usually golfers only use a 7-iron and putter for Par 3. This saves on having to lug a giant bag…

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Put-in-Bay Raceway

Looking for a day of adventure for the whole family? We’ve got you covered. Start the day out with a little speed racing and burn some rubber at Put-in-Bay Raceway. This is the perfect attraction for all ages and the raceway has a selection of remote control cars to compete for the title of first place! They might seem small, but these little cars can reach speeds of over 50 miles per hour! Challenge your crew and see who ends up taking home the raceway bragging rights. All that racing…

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Kayak the Bay

Enjoying the views of Lake Erie and Put-in-Bay from a kayak is a very special experience. Kayak the Bay rents a variety of kayaks at affordable prices. Located right on Bayview Avenue near Oak Point State Park, the company provides watercraft, guided tours, and tips on how to use a kayak. There are both sit in and sit atop kayaks depending on your preference. Due to their large fleet, big groups can easily rent kayaks for the day. Kayak the Bay Guided Tours One of their most popular tours is…

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Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial

Rising 352 feet into the air, Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial is a powerful symbol of everlasting peace. The world’s most massive Doric column, a column with a simple circular capital on top, completed construction in 1915. It recently underwent a series of repairs and reopened in 2006. Visiting the Monument Perry’s Victory is located in downtown Put-in-Bay very near the Jet Express terminal. It sits on an isthmus on the island. An isthmus is a narrow piece of land that connects two larger sections. Visitors pay an admission…

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DeRivera Park

DeRivera Park was founded in honor of the original owner of South Bass Island, Joseph DeRivera St. Jurgo. It is just over 5 acres of waterfront property right in the heart of downtown Put-in-Bay. You can take a seat on a gorgeous summer day and watch people move about downtown, or you can turn your attention towards the park, taking a stroll and looking at memorials throughout the park dedicated to the island’s history. DeRivera Park Highlights DeRivera Park is home to a wishing fountain. You can feel good about…

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