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Put-in-Bay Island’s Attractions Guide


Put-in-Bay is a popular township located on South Bass Island, 56 km east of Toledo – Ohio, United States. It is a popular summer recreational destination for most Americans and travelers from all over the world. There are airline services and ferry services that connect the community with Kelleys Island, Catawba Island, Sandusky, and Port Clinton.

Travelers planning to stay on the island for more than a day should make the necessary accommodation reservations. There are many places to stay, such as rental homes, resorts, motels, villas, and hotels in Put-in-Bay. Each of these accommodation options offers varied services and amenities. Your choice will depend on your budget, the number of your travel companions, and more.

South Bass Island offers a variety of attraction sites, and most of them require no advance reservations. Besides, most of these attractions are located within five-minute golf-cart rental facilities. That means moving from one attraction site to another is easy for both locals and visitors. If you’re planning to spend some time on the island, here are some of the top attraction sites you may want to visit.  

The South Bass Lighthouse

This lighthouse is usually open for group and individual tours at a specified time of the year. For group visits, the lighthouse is open between April and November. For individual or small group visits, book between June and October through the Stone Lab Bayview office. It is an educative as well as a fun place to visit. Visitors take the stairway to the top of the historical attraction, where they enjoy an unobstructed view of Lake Erie and Put-in-Bay Island.

Massie Cliffside Preserve

Massie Cliffside Preserve is a protected area dedicated in 2016 as an attraction site in Put-In-Bay. It has a trail system where visitors can enjoy a walk. There are various species of birds and trees. The area bordering Lake Erie is a perfect sitting space as it has benches all around. Enjoy the breeze and fantastic sunsets along the coastline. Are you a photo enthusiast? Well, take breath-taking photographs of the trees, birds, Lake Erie, the sunset, and the preservation.

The War of 18 Holes

The War of 18 Holes is a fun as well as an educational attraction. The area is landscaped with shady trees, beautiful flowers (hostas, azaleas, rhododendrons, etc.), and lush greenery. The golf course focuses on educating the visitor on Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry and his role in the 1812 battle. Each hole reveals a fact about Oliver. Experienced and first-time golfers enjoy the place.

Other fun activities

Travel in style in a golf rental cart. Cars are the standard mode of travel globally, but it is not the case on Put-in-Bay Island. Most people will agree that driving golf carts along the nine miles paved road in South Bass Island is a breath-taking experience.

The carts are the primary mode of transport on the island, and they are used in the War 18-hole attraction. The demand for the carts is high during summer, so book a cart early. There are carts suitable for six or two to four passengers. You can also find customized carts. Cart rental company charges per hour, day, or overnight.

Imagine flying 600’ or 800’ above the ground on a colored parasail? There is no need to worry if it is your first time flying that high as you will be taught how to do it well. It is fun and thrilling! If you want so much fun, request the captains to dip you in the water after the experience. However, you do not like the dramatic landing; the captain will drop you on a boat in a standing position.

Depending on your package, you can get a 30 minutes action photo collection, a DVD of the trip, a t-shirt, or an ‘I Got High’ sticker. You can do this alone or in a group. Unfortunately, you cannot parasail during the rainy season.


There are many things to do in Put-in-Bay. Whenever you want to unwind after a busy week, head to South Bass Island for fun. You can find Put-in-Bay tourist information to plan effectively for your vacation on this island.


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