Put-in-Bay Things To Do: Attractions for All Ages

What Lake Erie island has activities for the whole family? What place has it all and
makes the perfect family getaway, couple’s retreat or fun-filled weekend for your
group? Put-in-Bay Ohio of course! The attractions at Put-in-Bay are suited for everyone.
Look no further you found the vacation destination you have been waiting for. So, pack
your bags and head to the Miller Ferry or Jet Express located in Port
Clinton near Sandusky. Also known as South Bass Island, Put-in-Bay is a place you
need to see!

Things To Do In Put In Bay
Adventure Bay Amusement Park

Adventure Bay Amusement Park

Get off the Put in Bay ferry and go straight to Adventure Bay Amusement Park and spend the whole day, or week there! It is the place where a lot of things to do in Put in Bay are found. Kids can horse around in the pool and play in the arcade. Adults can just hang by the pool. What is better than that? Adventure Bay is just outside of downtown Put-in-Bay. The Commodore Resort is a short walk as well as the Post Office and Island Hardware. Adventure Bay Amusement Park Highlights One of the main Put in Bay attractions...

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Alfred Parker Park

Alfred Parker Park

Put-in-Bay is known far and wide for its beautiful lake vistas, fascinating ecology, and an amazing list of outdoor activities available to visitors and locals alike. Captain Alfred Parker Park is one of the many island parks and at .45 acres, this park is certainly one of the smallest. Alfred Parker Park Location Located on the western shore of South Bass Island, Alfred Parker park sits just past the Dupont Avenue/ West Shore Boulevard intersection. It takes about thirty minutes to walk there or a quick golf cart ride. Alfred Parker Park Details Dedicated to the service of Captain Alfred...

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Antique Car Museum
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Antique Car Museum

One of the many attractions offered at Perry’s Cave and Family Fun Center, the Antique Car Museum is both fascinating and fun! Put-in-Bay has a long tradition of celebrating vintage cars and roadsters thanks in large part of Charles “Skip” Duggan. He helped curate this museum with all the cars currently on display. Charles “Skip” Duggan thoughtfully collected this collection of antique cars. Skip began antique car parades on Sunday afternoon and welcomed everyone to join the parade and fun with an antique and/or vintage vehicle. Every Sunday afternoon on Langram Rd., just south of the Miller Boat Line Lime...

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Aquatic Visitors Center
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Aquatic Visitors Center

Learn about Lake Erie and its unique ecosystem at the Aquatic Visitors Center. Here education is hands on and a lot of fun. Operating under the Ohio Sea Grant, the staff at the Aquatic Visitors Center are both friendly and informative. It is located outside of downtown Put-in-Bay by Peach Orchard Point. This is a great outing for the whole family. Kids will learn to appreciate the nature beauty all around them by engaging in a whole host of exciting activities. One of the best way to learn about fishes is to fish! On their own pier, kids under 16...

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Bay Paddleboarding
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Bay Paddleboarding

Bay Paddleboarding offers top of the line paddleboards to those wishing to explore Lake Erie at a slightly slower pace than power boats and get a workout at the same time! This fun, sporty activity is easy to learn and even easier to fall in love with. Bay Paddleboarding Details Close to all the downtown destinations on Bayview Avenue, Bay Paddleboarding is conveniently located. Stand Up Paddleboarding, also known as SUP, is a very popular activity these days in both lakes and oceans. While it can seem challenging at first, the expert staff at Bay Paddleboarding will make you feel...

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Captain Park’s Lake Erie Charters

Captain Park’s Lake Erie Charters

Experience the best of Lake Erie with Captain Park’s Lake Erie Charters. Park Schafer, a full-time captain, leads the way, sharing his expertise with the whole family. He learned to love fishing on Lake Erie with his father and has been on the lake ever since. His trips are fun for the whole family. Kids love hooking their first perch and being on the water. Book a full or half day with Captain Park. His boat, the “Megacraft” is comfortable and fully modernized. Insured, it is fully equipped with USCG safety equipment, GPS, video fish finder and a marine radio....

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Char-Tom Sport Fishing Charters

Char-Tom Sport Fishing Charters
Editors Choice

Char-Tom Sport Fishing Charters provides families, couples, and large groups everything they need for the ultimate in Lake Erie fishing. Manned by Charles Crum, a full time U.S. Coast Guard captain, these charters are an unforgettable experience. Perfect for the fishing novice and expert alike, Captain Crum and his crew make sure your every need is taken care of so you can focus on what’s important, the fish! Ride aboard one of their four fishing fleets. The 30-foot Luhrs Custom Sport Fisherman boat, also known as Tommy C, is equipped with the latest state-of-the-art electronics and safety equipment exceeding U.S....

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Chocolate Cafe and Museum

Chocolate Cafe and Museum

The Chocolate Cafe and Museum is fun, educational, and extremely tasty attraction located just outside of downtown Put-in-Bay. With an extensive exhibition about the history of chocolate and a cafe full of treats and fresh coffee, the Chocolate Cafe and Museum is sure to satisfy even the sweetest tooth. The museum features informative displays about how chocolate has been made through the ages. With antique memorabilia and helpful exhibitions, the museum is really fascinating. Chocolate is one of America’s favorite flavors but it has been around much longer than that. Chocolate was first grown in Central and South America over...

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Crystal Cave
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Crystal Cave

A visit to the Crystal Cave and Heineman’s Winery is so uniquely Put-in-Bay it is not to be missed. This little island is full of natural wonders, none more so than the Crystal Cave. The world’s largest geode can be found here. Made of crystals, the geodes are up to 3 feet in width! That is a very big crystal. This magical cave is almost otherworldly with walls covered in strontium sulfate, a bluish mineral called celestite. Crystal Cave History Heineman is Put-in-Bay’s oldest winery. Gustav Heineman immigrated from Germany and recognized that the unique ecosystem of the island would...

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Put-in-Bay Things to Do: Attractions for All Ages

What Lake Erie island has activities for the whole family? What place has it all and makes the perfect family getaway, couple’s retreat or fun-filled weekend for your group? Put-in-Bay Ohio of course! The attractions at Put-in-Bay are suited for everyone. Look no further you found the vacation destination you have been waiting for. So, pack your bags and head to the Miller Ferry or Jet Express located in Port Clinton near Sandusky. Also known as South Bass Island, Put-in-Bay is a place you need to see!

Things to Do at Put-in-Bay: An Experience for All

This Lake Erie island off the coast of Ohio is full of things to do for everyone all ages to enjoy. Whether you want to lounge by the pool, hangout at the beach, have a night out downtown or simply enjoy what the Put-In-Bay island has to offer, you will find what you are looking for here.

Located just 80 miles from Cleveland, 20 miles from Sandusky, and just 10 minutes away from Catawba, Put-in-Bay is just a short drive away! Once on the island, the most convenient way to get around is via golf cart or taxi.  Book a Put-in-Bay golf cart rental to help you zip around the island in style. If you plan to spend more time at each destination, calling and Island Club Taxi could prove to be just as much fun as a golf cart.  The taxi service will take you anywhere you need to go on the island for just $3 per person! The Put-in-Bay tour train is a great way to move around the island all while learning about the different attractions and their history as well.

The wide variety of Put in Bay attractions makes the perfect couple’s vacation. 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 a birds eye view.  Another great thing to do for couples is to head over to the Put-in-Bay airport and take a helicopter tour! The observation deck on top of the Perry’s Monument is by far the best view on the whole island. Lastly, head over to the South Bass Island State Park for a sunset experience you’ll remember forever!

Taking part in all of the great Things to Do in Put-In-Bay will work up an appetite.  Fortunately, there are great choices for all tastes and desires.  Indulge in a delectable ice cream at the Candy Bar and ride the carousel.   Try the famous Lobster Bisque at the Boardwalk and find out if all the hype is real.  Research and find which of the Put-In-Bay Restaurants is best for you!

For groups—bachelor and bachelorette or just fun-seeking friends—the things to do are endless. Heineman’s Winery is an opportunity to taste some of the island’s best wine. The Put-in-Bay winery also has the finest grape juice in case you have children with you.

Things to Do at Put-in-Bay: The Family-Friendly Attractions

This list boasts the vast diversity of sightseeing and attractions at Put-in-Bay. Families can make it a friendly competition at the War of 1812 miniature golf course, rock wall or gemstone mining at Perry’s Cave and Family Fun Center. Make sure to tour the cave and learn about its influence on the Battle of Lake Erie. Also, they can pump up the fun at the Adventure Bay Family Fun Center. 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 our National Park, Perry’s Victory & International Peace Memorial, visit the South Bass Island Lighthouse or stop in at the Aquatic Visitors Center. Other great family fun activities include a visit to the Lake Erie Islands Historical Society museum.  Here, guests can learn about the history of Put-In-Bay and the other Erie Islands.

Water sports are definitely a big draw.  After all, we are on an island!  Check out paddle-boarding, kayaking and more from our friends at Put-In-Bay Watercraft Rentals.  By appointment, tour the oldest freshwater field station in the United States on Gibraltar Island.  This island is owned by The Ohio State University. See enormous geodes at Crystal Cave.  From the downtown Put-In-Bay area and beyond, there are always fun things to do.

The Chocolate 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. Lastly, kids love the candy store located right downtown!

Put-in-Bay Hotels and Lodging

While the island is small, it is large in attractions.  From mini golf to swinging in lakefront DeRivera Park, to climbing to the top of Perry’s Monument, the fun never ends! There is an event nearly every weekend in the summer so there is always something to do on the island for all! All of the attractions are easy to get to on the island by golf cart rental or a quick Put-in-Bay taxi ride. Plan your next trip to Put-in-Bay now! The Put in Bay resort, homes, Put-in-Bay hotels, and rentals book up fast so make sure you reserve one as soon as you can!  There are so many great Put-In-Bay Lodging choices!

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