While I have been nearly everywhere in Ohio, as of August 2014 I had not been to any of the islands in Lake Erie. Since the weather was nice, and the lake was calm this was the day to fix that.
We made the drive from Akron out to Port Clinton where we caught an early Jet Express Ferry to Put In Bay. The Jet Express makes the 13 mile trip in 25 minutes.
Arriving in Put in Bay, we immediately secured our transportation for the day, a golf cart.
Our first stop was Perry’s Column, a monument to Admiral Perry’s decisive victory in the Battle of Lake Erie in the War of 1812. This monument is 352′ high, with a commanding view of the Ohio islands, as well as those in Ontario.
We were close enough as soon as I got to the top my phone said ‘Welcome to Canada’.
The rest of the day was spent touring Put in Bay, which plays up the ‘tropical paradise of Ohio’ marketing ploy…
We returned to Port Clinton just as the evening drinking crowd was arriving. From there we took the scenic route back along the Lake Erie shore, stopping in Marblehead at the lighthouse, where we were unable to go up because they were hosting a wedding!
This point offered a great view of Cedar Point across Sandusky Bay, as well as the crazy jet skiers blasting across the waves.
Just to complete the entire lake experience we stopped in Lorain where there were a couple of tall ships docked for the evening.