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Put in Bay Upcoming Events

About 1 year(s) ago by Charles Reed

There is always something exciting at Put-In-Bay during the summer. Here is a list of some fun family-friendly activities that are coming up in a few weeks. Plan your island getaway today, bring the kids, and have a great relaxed week on the Bay!


What: Nature & Environmental Adventure I Camp
When: July 18 - July 21
Where: Lake Erie Islands Nature & Wildlife Center, 255 Meechen Road, Put-in-Bay, OH 43456
Info: Nature Camp (7-8 year olds) will take place July 18 – 20 & Environmental Adventure Camp I (9-10 year olds) will take place July 18 – 21 at Put-in-Bay. Hands-on nature activities, crafts, and a physical activity. Registration forms are available at lakeerieislandswildlife.com or email leinwc@gmail.com. Feel free to contact Jackie Taylor at 419-279-3199 for details. Nature Camps at the Bay are sponsored by the Lake Erie Islands Nature & Wildlife Center, Miller Boat Line, the Put-in-Bay Recreation Committee, the Ohio State University Stone Laboratory, and the Lake Erie Islands Conservancy.


What: South Bass Island Lighthouse Tours
When: July 18 - July 19
Where: South Bass Island Lighthouse, 2368 Langram Rd., Put-in-Bay, OH 43456
Info: Tour the South Bass Island Lighthouse for Free and learn about its history on Mondays and Tuesdays from 11:00am-5:00pm. June 20 through August 9. Climb the stairs to take in a great view of Put-in-Bay from the top of the tower, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The grounds are open to the public dawn to dusk free of charge and the lighthouse and grounds are also available for rental for private parties and special events. Call 419-285-1800 for more information and pricing.


What: Wild Tuesday ~ Majestic Monarchs
When: July 19
Where: Lake Erie Islands Nature & Wildlife Center, 255 Meechen Road, Put-in-Bay, OH 43456
Info: The Lake Erie Islands Nature and Wildlife Center is excited to announce the continuation of our WILD Tuesday! Programs begin Tuesday, June 14, from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm. The programs will continue every Tuesday thereafter (same time) through August 16. This program is FREE! Although your donations are appreciated and help us to bring in our special guests. Brought to you by the Lake Erie Islands Nature and Wildlife Center, the Lake Erie Islands Conservancy, Miller Boat Line and the Ohio State Univerity Stone Laboratory. So come out, bring the kids, and get WILD in a good way at Put-in-Bay. The Monarch Butterflies will be on the islands preparing for their journey to Mexico. Come greet them and learn more about their lifecycle, migration, and what we can do to help the monarchs.


What: Marine Debris Clean Up
When: July 19 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Where: Put-in-Bay, Put-in-Bay, OH
Info: Marine Debris Cleanup at the Scheeff East Point Preserve. Join Interex-change employees in cleaning and exploring the shoreline. Snacks and beverages provided.


What: Gibraltar Island Tours
When: July 20
Where: Gibraltar Island, Gibraltar Island, The Ohio State University Stone Laboratory, Put-in-Bay, OH 43456
Info: Have you ever wondered what kind of research goes on at Ohio State University’s Stone Laboratory? Want to see Cooke Castle? Science and History Tours of Gibraltar Island will be held each Wednesday, June 22 through August 10 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. A tour fee of $10 ($5 for children 6-12) supports Stone Lab student scholarships.  To get to Gibraltar, meet at the Boardwalk Restaurant Harbor Taxi Landing, 341 Bayview Ave. Put-in-Bay, Ohio at 10:45 a.m. to catch a water taxi at a cost of $6 round trip, payable to the boat driver. Tour guides lead a walking tour of the island, including Perry’s Lookout, the glacial grooves, Stone Lab buildings, and the outside of Cooke Castle. The second hour will focus on the Lake Erie research currently being conducted at Stone Lab. Tours are provided on a first-come, first-served basis, with a maximum of 70 people. You can also schedule a tour April through November by calling the Stone Lab Office at 419-285-1800.



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