Ohio Sea Grant offers free tours of the South Bass Island lighthouse, in operation until 1962. Visitors can climb the lighthouse stairs to take in the view from the top of the tower. Tours will be offered from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. on June 8, July 13, August 10, September 7 and October 12, 2019. 

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Ohio Sea Grant offers free tours of the South Bass Island lighthouse, in operation until 1962. Visitors can climb the lighthouse stairs to take in the view from the top of the tower. Tours will be offered from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. on June 8, July 13, August 10, September 7 and October 12, 2019. 

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Put-in-Bay is the prettiest town in Ohio, according to Architectural Digest. “Located five miles offshore on South Bass Island in Lake Erie, Put-in-Bay is a recreational paradise come summer,” writes the magazine. Put-in-Bay is in good company, with towns on the list such as Cape May, New Jersey, and Ithaca, New York. (Ithica is gorges,…

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Celebrate Independence Day with fireworks on the water. Whether you are on land or at anchor you will enjoy the spectacular display reflecting over the harbor of Put-in-Bay at dusk. Parking is available in the Peace Garden Lot and the east lawn of the park, adjacent to Park Ave. 

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The 20-somethings can have downtown Put-in-Bay, with its tiki bars and pool party bacchanalia. Families can claim the rest of South Bass Island as an idyllic summer adventure. The most populated of Ohio’s Lake Erie Islands, South Bass is a sundae of Americana, with a cherry on top. We’re talking three generations sharing a golf…

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I think the golf carts were their favorite part. In one day at Put-in-Bay, I took my 5- and 7-year-old up to the top of Perry’s Monument, down to Perry’s Cave, around the state park and in to an ice cream shop. But their favorite? Fighting over the front seat in the golf cart as…

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During the season, as many as 750,000 visitors swarm Put-in-Bay on South Bass Island. They crowd the ferries, cram the bars, cover the roads in golf carts and the harbor with boats. The season runs April through October. But July and early August is when PIB’s bars are busiest, and when the resort pools and…

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Ready to try ice fishing on Lake Erie? A few terms you should know before you go. Auger: Either electric or manual, it’s a big drill to create the hole in the ice, about 10 inches in diameter. Creepers: Cleats you attach to the bottom of your shoes to allow you to walk on the…

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I had no idea what to expect on my first experience ice fishing off South Bass Island. Definitely not a picnic table. Yet I’m sitting at one, bolted to a trailer that is towed by a four-wheeler wearing chains on its tires. Down the ramp on the west side of the island, we go Ice…

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” ngg_triggers_display=”never” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″] Here’s your chance to own the historic Stonehenge Estate on Put-in-Bay, with seven buildings on nearly 6 acres. The property — for sale by owners for $1.5 million — was once a grape-growing farm, typical of South Bass Island in the 19th century. The four-bedroom stone farmhouse (built circa…

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