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September 2020
What Brought Me to the Islands?
What Brought Me to the Islands?
Chuck | September 15th, 2020 | Events & News
The following piece is published in this month’s Put-in-Bay Gazette. The Gazette has been producing incredible independent Put-in-Bay island news... more information
August 2020
September 2020, In the News…
The following piece is published in this month’s Put-in-Bay Gazette. The Gazette has been producing incredible independent Put-in-Bay island news... more information
ChrisLeo | August 24th, 2020 | Uncategorized
Put-in-Bay Maritime Academy (Part 2) By Paul Bolden, Flotilla Vice-Commander for the Auxiliary Unit at Coast Guard Station Marblehead  ... more information
The Famous Town Hall on Put-in-Bay
The famous town hall on Put-in-Bay (or South Bass Island) is an iconic landmark. Like Perry’s Victory Monument that commemorates... more information
July 2020
Get Outside, Breathe Deep and Experience the Islands
The following piece is published in this month’s Put-in-Bay Gazette. The Gazette has been producing incredible independent Put-in-Bay island news... more information
Spotlight: PIB Waterfront Condos
Put-in-Bay Waterfront Condos: Lake Erie’s Best-Kept Secret If you haven’t had the pleasure of staying at the Put-in-Bay Waterfront Condos... more information
June 2020
A History of South Bass Island’s Wine Culture
If you’ve always wanted to visit California to tour some of its famous vineyards, perhaps you should consider vacationing to... more information
Top 10 Free Things To Do at Put-in-Bay!
Put-In-Bay makes for the perfect Midwest island getaway.  The island is known for its fascinating history, fun nightlife, local food,... more information
Hotel Victory:  Put-in-Bay’s “Grandest” Memory
The crown jewel of the Lake Erie Islands is Put-in-Bay Ohio (South Bass Island). The island offers a rich history,... more information
The War of 1812 and Put-in-Bay
Put-in-Bay, Ohio which is also known as South Bass Island, has played a significant role in our nation’s history. In... more information
May 2020
Put-in-Bay Fishing 2020
Last fall, walleye fishermen were elated to learn that the 2018 hatch in Lake Erie’s Western Basin produced the largest... more information
Put-in-Bay Is Open!!!
Put-in-Bay Is Open!!!
Antonio | May 22nd, 2020 | Events & News
Head to Put-in-Bay! We Are Open! The day to open Put-in-Bay has come! On Monday, May 11th, the Miller Ferry... more information
Miller Ferry Releases Updated Early Season Schedule
April Showers, May Flowers, and June Island Fun The Miller Boat Line has released a list of their new safety... more information
April 2020
New 2020 Miller Ferry
New 2020 Miller Ferry
Antonio | April 22nd, 2020 | Events & News
New Put-in-Bay Ferry The Miller Ferry is finally finishing up construction of it’s new ferry the M/V Mary Ann Market it looks... more information
March 2020
7 Safe Put-in-Bay Ohio Boating Tips
7 Safe Boating Tips for Put-in-Bay Put-in-Bay Ohio is Lake Erie’s boating paradise. Every hundreds of thousands of visitors and... more information
February 2020
Put-in-Bay Top 7 Summer Entertainment 2020
Put-in-Bay may be small in size, but it has an incredibly large music scene in the summer! There are close... more information
The 7 Lucky Reasons to Stay at The Island Club
Why Stay at The Island Club? For over 30 years, the Island Club has been a place of celebration for... more information
January 2020
Put-In-Bay Places to Stay
Put-In-Bay Ohio Hotels and Resorts provide a place to stay during a visit to the favorite Lake Erie Island. There... more information
November 2019
2019 Bash on the Bay 3
2019 Bash on the Bay 3
Chuck | November 22nd, 2019 | Events & News
The third annual Bash on the Bay hosted Kid Rock and Uncle Kracker. The event saw over 15,000 flock to... more information
Put-in-Bay-Opoly – Happy National Play Monopoly Day
National Play Monopoly Day on November 19th recognizes the iconic board game that lands us on Park Place, Boardwalk or... more information
October 2019
A boat ride to Pelee
A boat ride to Pelee
ChrisLeo | October 3rd, 2019 | Uncategorized
It couldn’t have been a better day. The lonely, flat gray lake at the end of November, was just perfect... more information
September 2019
Do Rabbits Get Poison Ivy
Do Rabbits Get Poison Ivy
ChrisLeo | September 1st, 2019 | Uncategorized
-By Gordy Barr   Twelve billion years ago, a giant star exploded. Stuff was flung everywhere. Among the ruin of... more information
August 2019
Lake Erie Islands Water Trail is Ohio’s 12th
The department director of Ohio’s Department of Natural Resources has designated the Lake Erie Islands Water Trail as Ohio’s 12th... more information
Five Fish You Are Likely To Find In Lake Erie
Lake Erie Fishing Lake Erie is one of the world’s largest freshwater commercial fisheries and fishing is a popular halftime... more information
July 2019
ChrisLeo | July 20th, 2019 | Uncategorized
PACE, not too good to be true – By Peter Huston     Imagine if you just happened to attend... more information
Lake Erie named Coolest Lake in Ohio
Did you know we made the cut? UPROXX recently published their list The Coolest Lake in Every State In America... more information
April 2019
Official 2019 Island Club Spring Fling Benefiting Kids for Christmas
The Official Spring Fling 2019 at the Island Club is almost here!  This year will mark the First Year that... more information
Listen To Larry
Listen To Larry
ChrisLeo | April 3rd, 2019 | Uncategorized
News, views, and comments from a South Bass cottager   35,000 islands in the Great Lakes I tossed a big... more information
March 2019
Kelley Island News
Kelley Island News
ChrisLeo | March 13th, 2019 | Uncategorized
-By Leslie Korenko   VFW Potlucks started on December 9 there is a new face behind the bar, Erica Pogalies... more information
February 2019
Lake Erie Islands Audubon Christmas Bird Count
– By lisa Brohl   The annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count was held on the Lake Erie Islands on Sunday,... more information
January 2019
ChrisLeo | January 16th, 2019 | Uncategorized
Graduated   Cody Porche Congratulations to Cody Porche (PIBHS Class of 2014) who graduated from Kent State University in December... more information
St. Paul’s is Ready for a New Year
St. Paul’s has improved and fixed many things in the past year. The final “upgrade” is making the bathrooms brighter... more information
What’s on the plate for 2019
What’s on the plate for 2019
ChrisLeo | January 2nd, 2019 | Uncategorized
Wow! 2019! We can’t believe another year has come and gone. We’d like to thank everyone who shared the 2018... more information
Island Diary December 2018
Island Diary December 2018
ChrisLeo | January 1st, 2019 | Uncategorized
Sat., Dec. 1st – At The Forge, there’s a “Half Price” sale for their gift certificates. BOGO! Buy one, get... more information
December 2018
Predictions for the New Year
Predictions for the New Year
ChrisLeo | December 1st, 2018 | Uncategorized
A New Year First we would like to thank everyone for spending the 2018 year with us and making it... more information
October 2018
The Official Put-in-Bay Spring Fling 2019
Another Successful Put-in-Bay Island Club Fall Ball Thank you so much to all of our Put-in-Bay island friends and guests... more information
January 2018
Vice Commander…Ahoy!
Vice Commander…Ahoy!
Josh | January 1st, 2018 | Events & News
The following piece is published in this month’s Put-in-Bay Gazette. The Gazette has been producing incredible independent Put-in-Bay island news... more information

Put-in-Bay Ohio offers a full directory of information for visitors to explore. Our Put-in-Bay News is meant to explore the history, events, and passions of our Lake Erie island. We welcome guest posts and would be happy to discuss opportunities.

Historically, Put-in-Bay has been involved with the largest battles in the Lake Erie Basin between Britain, Canada, and the USA. While there are multiple Lake Erie Islands, Put-in-Bay on South Bass Island stands out as the most visited, most historic, and most noted.

Put-in-Bay is a popular vacation spot just 2 miles offshore of mainland Northwest Ohio in Lake Erie. While “Put-in-Bay” is technically the name of the village on South Bass Island, the name commonly is inadvertently used to refer to the entire island. A summer resort since the mid-1800’s, the village can be considered the hub of tourism among the Lake Erie Islands. With its numerous taverns, wineries, restaurants, waterfront condos, rental homes, and hotels it is a staycation mecca.


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