A popular vacation spot since Victorian times, South Bass Island’s main town transforms from a sleepy little village to a lively tourist hub in the summer months. Put-in-Bay is known as a party town, and while there is a thriving bar scene, the island also offers plenty of activities for families and teetotalers.
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Take a ferry or a jet boat to the island, then rent a golf cart to explore the marina, village shops, restaurants and an old-time carousel.
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Sit on the porch at the Put-in-Bay Winery and look out over Lake Erie with a glass of wine in one hand and a chocolate-covered strawberry in the other.
Head to Kayak the Bay and rent single or double kayaks. Paddle out to Middle Bass Island or past the limestone cliffs to Ballast Island for a picnic.
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The Aquatic Visitors Center aquarium features the fish of Lake Erie. Kids love free fishing off the pier with equipment provided by the staff.
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Explore Perry’s Cave, where Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry and his troops took refuge during the Battle of Lake Erie in the War of 1812.
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