Looking for a place that has it all? Looking for a place that has it all and makes the perfect family getaway, couple’s retreat or fun-filled weekend for the group? There are so many things to do in Put In Bay, you can stop your search for the perfect vacation. The Lake Erie island off the coast of Ohio is jam packed with activities for everyone, ages 1 to 100, to enjoy. Whether you want to lounge by the pool or at the beach, escape the everyday with a few nights downtown or simply enjoy all the attractions Put In Bay Island has to offer, you will find what you are looking for here.
Grab a golf cart at the Put-in-Bay Golf Cart Depot and you can get around Put-in-Bay like an islander! No matter what you hope to do while you’re up at the island, you’ll need a way to get around. Bringing the car over can be a hassle, so leave it at the ferry and rent a golf cart. Put-in-Bay isn’t very large, but you won’t be able to do everything you want on foot, that’s for sure. The Put-in-Bay Golf Cart Depot is the best way to meet your transportation…View More
One of the most memorable historic sites among many on Put-in-Bay, the South Bass Island Lighthouse is in particular not to be missed. When you come to the South Bass Island Lighthouse you are getting a two for one: a fascinating piece of Put-in-Bay history, and some of the best views of Lake Erie from anywhere on this island or any other island. Plus, if you’re really lucky, you’ll be here on one of the guided tour dates, because then you’ll also get to learn an incredible amount about our…View More
Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church is one of the oldest churches in Ohio. Today it serves Put-in-Bay as a house of worship, a historical site and a prominent member of the island community. The church was founded in 1864, and the physical building was completed a year later in 1865. This is actually earlier than Put-in-Bay’s incorporation. Saint Paul’s holds services year-round. In the offseason and winter months, services are at 10:30 AM on Sunday mornings. During the season, however, when Put-in-Bay hosts hundreds of thousands of summer visitors, Saint Paul’s…View More
Historically, there may be nothing that Put-in-Bay is more significant for than wine. A long time ago, grape growers learned that the islands had the longest period of time frost-free in all of Ohio. This is thanks to the effect of the Lake. A trip to the Put-in-Bay Winery will teach you about this interesting quirk of the Bass Islands, and a ton more about what goes into making wine up north. And you’ll learn all this while enjoying delicious wines. The Doller House Estate is the home of the…View More
The Put-in-Bay Rolling Pub is a truly unique experience up on the island. An employee of the Pub will be steering, but this vehicle is powered by you and your friends pedaling! This is the way to be seen having fun at Put-in-Bay. You’ll get everyone’s attention on the Put-in-Bay Rolling Pub! Private tours are available for groups of up to 16. Put-in-Bay Rolling Pub has pre-determined lists of spots for different tours to hit if you’re new to the islands. They will also let you build your own tour…View More
Most people come to Put-in-Bay to relax. They want to put their feet up, lay out in a deck chair and get some sun. Or spend some time in front of a grill, flipping burgers and sipping a cold beer. Some people though, no matter where they are, they want to face a challenge. They want to battle. To feel that surge of adrenaline that only competition can provide. If that person is you, you can find your Everest at Put-in-Bay. Take a visit to Perry’s Cave Family Fun Center and…View More
If you’re looking for a little more of an active Put-in-Bay activity, one that doesn’t involve shopping for souvenirs or hanging out at a bar, one that will get your blood pumping, one that will show you the awe inspiring beauty of Lake Erie up close and personal, one that will make for a true memory, Bay Paddleboarding is the solution. Bay Paddleboarding is in the business of making memories. It’s their job to ensure that you have an amazing experience out on the lake, and they do their job…View More
Take your Put-in-Bay weekend to the skies with a tour from Put-in-Bay Helicopter Rides. You will soar high above the Lake Erie Islands, taking in the incredible sights of Put-in-Bay. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime kind of experience, and you’ll come home with some great videos on your phone and an awesome story to tell! You can choose from one of two types of tour on offer at Put-in-Bay Helicopter Rides. They have tours labeled the ‘white’ tour and the ‘blue’ tour. The white tour covers Port Clinton and Cedar Point as…View More
If you want to get out onto the water and snag some fish during your trip to Put-in-Bay, let Captain Bruce and Captain Steve help you do it. Between the two, they bring 50 years of experience with fishing charters to Put-in-Bay Charter Fishing. Their business is helping you land the big one, and they’ll do so by sharing all the knowledge they’ve acquired over the years about the migration patterns of the game fish of Lake Erie. If there’s a secret spot anywhere near the island, they know it,…View More
Things To Do In Put In Bay for Every Visitor
This list boasts the vast diversity of things to do in Put In Bay. Families can make it a friendly competition at the miniature golf course or pump up the fun at the Adventure Bay Amusement Park. Adrenaline seekers can check out hidden caves or rent jet skis for a fun-filled day on the water. Those looking for a relaxing getaway can take in a round of golf, explore the Stonehenge Historic Estate or stop in at the Aquatic Visitors Center.
For groups—bachelor, bachelorette or just fun-seeking friends—the things to do in Put In Bay are endless. Heineman’s Winery is an opportunity to taste some of the island’s best wine. The Chocolate Cafe and Museum never disappoints. And the Butterfly House is, in one word, magical. Not to mention the dining and drinks available at the highly rated island restaurants, bars and taverns.
The things to do in Put In Bay also translate into the perfect couple’s retreat. Take your significant other to the Antique Car Museum, get active renting a kayak or simply take a stroll in South Bass Island State Park. And what’s more romantic than floating above the sparkling blue water? Try Put In Bay Parasailing to experience the true passion of the island.
While the island is small in size, it is large in attractions. At Put In Bay, there are things to do for absolutely everyone! So don’t miss out this season. Homes, hotels and rentals book up fast.
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