Bottom Line: These Are the Best Put-in-Bay, Ohio, Kayak Rentals

Bottom Line: These Are the Best Put-in-Bay, Ohio, Kayak Rentals
26 Jun, 2019

The best way to explore South Bass Island is from the water. Paddle around Lake Erie with Kayak the Bay, your go-to spot for Put-in-Bay, Ohio, kayak rentals. You won’t want to miss this fun and unique way to discover the island! Read on to learn more, then enter to win our free weekend getaway. One lucky winner is drawn each month to receive free accommodations and a golf cart rental. Don’t miss out on your chance to win!  ... more information
What You Need to Know About Put-in-Bay Bike Rentals

What You Need to Know About Put-in-Bay Bike Rentals
7 Jun, 2019

There’s nothing better than exploring your vacation destination on your own terms. During your next visit to South Bass Island, check out our favorite Put-in-Bay bike rentals and tour the island from your own two wheels. Are you ready to pedal your way to fun? The only thing better than a trip to Put-in-Bay, Ohio, is a free trip to Put-in-Bay! Every month, we give away a free weekend, including accommodations and a golf cart rental. Enter to win and... more information
What Are the Best Put-in-Bay, Ohio Restaurants?

What Are the Best Put-in-Bay, Ohio Restaurants?
18 Apr, 2019

The best way to explore a new destination is to eat your way through it! When you visit Put-in-Bay, you’ll be close to dozens of amazing dining options. From freshly caught Lake Erie perch to late-night pizza, there’s sure to be something that suits your palate. Read our guide to the best Put-in-Bay, Ohio restaurants and take your loved ones somewhere special on your trip. While you’re planning your vacation, don’t forget to enter to win a free weekend at... more information
Why You Need to Visit This Fantastic Put-in-Bay National Park

Why You Need to Visit This Fantastic Put-in-Bay National Park
10 Feb, 2019

There’s something so awe-inspiring about visiting a piece of our nation’s history. You learn something new, and you come away from the experience with an enhanced appreciation for the United States. Many people don’t know that there is a significant national monument in the small island town of Put-in-Bay, Ohio. Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial is the only Put-in-Bay national park. Read on to learn more about this impressive monument’s historical significance. There’s so much to discover on Put-in-Bay.... more information
Top 3 Things to Do on Your Put-in-Bay Kid-Friendly Getaway

Top 3 Things to Do on Your Put-in-Bay Kid-Friendly Getaway
28 Jan, 2019

Family vacations are an excellent opportunity to bond with your kids. One of the best places in the U.S. for a getaway your entire family will love is Put-in-Bay, Ohio. Fun activities, a family-friendly midweek atmosphere, and affordable accommodations are just a few reasons families return to the bay year after year. Read on to discover how to have the most fun during your Put-in-Bay kid-friendly vacation! Don’t forget to enter for your chance to win a free weekend at... more information
Put-in-Bay Top 7 Summer Entertainment
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Put-in-Bay Top 7 Summer Entertainment
19 Sep, 2018

Put-in-Bay may be small in size, but it has an incredibly large music scene in the summer! There are close to a hundred different bands and entertainers that play at Put-in-Bay for just one show, or a regular summer schedule. You will find reggae, hip hop, classic rock, blues, piano solos, big bands, Motown, original hits, and everything in between. Check out the Official Put-in-Bay Entertainment Schedule for dates, locations, and entertainers. Also check out our lodging options to book... more information
Mr. Ed’s – Featured Bar of the Month
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Mr. Ed’s – Featured Bar of the Month
15 Jan, 2018

Mr. Ed’s Bar and Grille is a crowd favorite restaurant and bar on Put-in-Bay Ohio. This establishment is known for their over sized sandwiches, fresh homemade soups, and daily lunch specials. Also, their savory appetizers are not to be missed. Jumbo wings and chicken chunks are exceptional. Diners can eat inside the bar, or opt for lunch on the outdoor patio. So, at Mr Ed’s Bar and Grille there are options for everybody. The location of Mr. Ed’s is ideal,... more information
A Day on the Bay
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A Day on the Bay
14 Aug, 2017

Many of us grew up spending lazy summer days along the Lake Erie shore in Marblehead and Port Clinton. There were even a few occasions when we would accompany our dads on a fishing excursion – though those trips were few and far between because they usually liked doing the guys’ trip thing. While my dad preferred and still prefers to experience Lake Erie while being in the midst of it, I like my feet planted firmly on solid ground,... more information
The Top 5 Put-in-Bay Attractions for Kids

The Top 5 Put-in-Bay Attractions for Kids
19 Jul, 2017

WAR OF 18 HOLES War of 18 Holes   Miniature Golf has never been so historical! Along the way learn historical facts about the War of 1812 and Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry’s role in the victory of the Battle of Lake Erie. A great course for all ages. The course is under a canopy of shade trees, surrounded by a garden of azaleas, rhododendrons, hostas and many other flowers. Kids of all ages will love exploring the covered bridge, waterfall... more information
Put-in-Bay Top Shopping
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Put-in-Bay Top Shopping
17 Feb, 2017

Shopping in Put-in-Bay reflects the unique charm and laid-back atmosphere that defines South Bass Island. Strolling along our quaint streets, you’ll find a wide variety of specialty shops, offering everything from resort-style clothing to unique gift items. With more than 30 retailers, the options are virtually endless. Discount stores, national and international retailers, local boutiques, furniture galleries, designer shops, specialty stores, high-end, discount – every kind of shopping in one great place – Put in Bay Ohio! Here’s our “Top... more information
The Top 3 Put-in-Bay Resorts
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The Top 3 Put-in-Bay Resorts
12 Nov, 2016

Put-in-Bay Waterfront Condos Put-in-Bay Waterfront Condos Website: https://www.putinbaycondos.com/ Address: 1240 Tri-Motor Drive, Put-in-Bay, OH, 43456, USA Phone: (216) 898-1105 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... more information
South Bass Island Lighthouse
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South Bass Island Lighthouse
28 Oct, 2016

The 119-year-old South Bass Island Lighthouse, which Ohio State University acquired from the federal government in 1967, has been restored and is being made available by the university for weddings and other special events starting in 2017, Chris Winslow, interim Ohio Sea Grant and OSU Stone Laboratory director, said. Ohio is one of 33 states with a college sea grant program operated by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Lighthouse Tours The South Bass Island Lighthouse has been like a... more information
TOP 20 Free Things To Do at Put-in-Bay

TOP 20 Free Things To Do at Put-in-Bay
23 Aug, 2016

1 – Visit South Bass Island State Park. With spectacular views of the lake and a pristine sunset, there is no better place to enjoy a relaxing day at Put-in-Bay. 2 – Explore the island on a Golf Cart, Bicycle or Moped at your own pace. 3 – Enjoy the live entertainment. Most of the Put-in-Bay pubs feature live entertainment almost every day and night. Visit an online entertainment schedule and pick your favorite to enjoy! 4 – Enjoy a... more information
Island Green Week
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Island Green Week
25 Jul, 2016

Island Green Week at Put-in-Bay Ohio runs from August 6th through the 13th, 2016. Events are held on Middle Bass Island and Put-in-Bay (South Bass Island) in Lake Erie, Ohio. Three of the biggest organizations and proponents of nature on the Erie Isles have teamed together to bring you some great activities during this week-long event. Experience a taste of the local wineries, a tropical island-style pig roast, kayaking on a Great Lake, and a dedication of the newest lakefront... more information
Stargazer’s Cruise on Miller Ferry
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Stargazer’s Cruise on Miller Ferry
15 Jul, 2016

Join us aboard Miller Ferry on August 11 2016 for a Stargazer’s Cruise as part of Island Green Week. The ferry will depart from the Downtown Miller Ferry Dock at 8:30 p.m. and cruise for two hours. Refreshments included. For more details & ticket information contact the Lake Erie Islands Nature & Wildlife Center at 419-285-3037. Tickets will be available at the Lake Erie Islands Nature and Wildlife Center. Fee: Adults $18, Children $10. more information
Frosty Bar Celebrates 60 Years Of Island Traditions

Frosty Bar Celebrates 60 Years Of Island Traditions
9 Jun, 2016

PUT-IN-BAY, OH – Located in the heart of downtown Put-in-Bay, Frosty’s has been an island tradition for 60 years. Cold beer served in the signature frosty beer mug, peanut shells crunching underfoot, tasty pizza baked fresh to order, and classic rock tunes from the jukebox are all part of what makes Frosty’s a favorite. Native islanders, boaters, and day-trippers alike flock to Frosty’s for the beautiful view of DeRivera Park and the Put-in-Bay harbor. Visitors also can’t resist a quick... more information
Put-in-Bay Events You Should Attend this Summer
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Put-in-Bay Events You Should Attend this Summer
2 Mar, 2016

In the Southwest corner of the Lake Erie Basin, there is a little island called South Bass Island. This island is home to the famous, some may say infamous, summer boating town of Put-in-Bay, Ohio. Visitors come from near and far to enjoy the summer activities both on and off the water from April 1st through October 31st. (The island is usually ice-locked with no ferry service the rest of the year.) With Put-in-Bay events happening almost every week and... more information
Perry’s Monument Rate Increase
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Perry’s Monument Rate Increase
1 Oct, 2015

Possible Perry’s Monument Fee Increase – The National Park Service is proposing a fee increase for summer 2016 that would more than double the cost to ride up to the top of the 352-foot-tall Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial, the iconic Lake Erie islands monument that offers views of Canada, Michigan and Ohio. Entrance fees would increase to $7 in 2016, up from $3, in a recently announced park proposal. The current $3 fee has been in place since... more information
Put in Bay Fall Ball Customer Appreciation Party
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Put in Bay Fall Ball Customer Appreciation Party
4 Sep, 2015

Put-in-Bay Fall Ball 2015 – October 2-3 For 17 years, this annual fall festival called the Put-in-Bay Fall Ball has been taking place at the Island Club Home Rentals development on South Bass Island. It started out as a gathering of friends with a few beers, guitars, and bonfires and has grown into an all-out party with well over 1700 people in attendance. The cases of adult beverages have grown up to a complete keg truck. The music has grown... more information
Dueling Pianos at Mr. Ed’s Bar & Grille
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Dueling Pianos at Mr. Ed’s Bar & Grille
2 Aug, 2015

Next Weekend is a special event at Mr. Ed’s Bar & Grille. The only catch is that it is at the Port Clinton location! So if you are up on the island, you can pop over on the Jet Express to hear the Dueling Pianos and pop back on the last ferry to the island to catch some great late night Put-In-Bay bands as well! Dueling Pianos new time is from 6-9pm, this coming Sunday August 9, 2015! You don’t... more information
The Annual Perry’s Victory Triathlon & Family Races
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The Annual Perry’s Victory Triathlon & Family Races
19 Jul, 2015

What a beautiful day for a race!!! The 3rd Annual Perry’s Victory Triathlon & Family Races was moved due to weather from Sunday, June 28, 2015 to today Sunday, July 19, 2015 at Put-in-Bay, Ohio (South Bass Island). Perry’s Victory Triathlon was a great opportunity to get in shape for the summer and everyone this morning enjoyed a day on the beautiful island of Put-in-Bay! The route had been designed to take runners on a scenic tour of the historic... more information
The Put-in-Bay Spring Fling Customer Appreciation Party
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The Put-in-Bay Spring Fling Customer Appreciation Party
29 Apr, 2015

The 2015 Spring Fling Customer Appreciation Party is coming up this weekend. The weather forecast is looking absolutely perfect for a street party! Sun and fun in the warm weather await everyone who comes up. There are still a very limited number of rooms available, so call ASAP to make your reservation! You can’t get into the party without a wristband, which you receive by being a guest at one of our select lodging partners. The Commodore Resort and Victory... more information
Whiskey Light Weekend

Whiskey Light Weekend
10 Apr, 2015

Leave your winter blues behind as you join us for the annual family pizza buffet and light show at Frosty’s Bar in Put in Bay. The official/unofficial start to the 2015 season is April 10th at 5pm. The Sunset Strip band will be entertaining guests with their live music at Mr. Ed’s all weekend. Several bars are finally open including Mr. Ed’s, Cameos, Topsey Turvey, Round House, Reel Bar, and of course Frosty’s. Join the crowd for the spectacular lighting... more information