With literally hundreds of phone calls daily at the Put-in-Bay Visitors & Convention Bureau, they have heard just about every question imaginable! What ferry to take, where is the best place to rent a golf cart, what restaurant on the island serves the best food, what Put-in-Bay hotels and resorts are close to town, and more!
On our Frequently Asked Questions page, we have tried to address some of the most popular often heard questions for our website visitors in order to answer what you need to know about Put-in-Bay. If there is something you would like to see added to our Frequently Asked Questions page please contact us!
Put-in-Bay is a charming island village located in Lake Erie on South Bass Island in Put-in-Bay Township, Ottawa County, Ohio, United States. We are 35 miles (56 km) east of Toledo. The total population was 138 as of the 2010 census and might even go up to 160 someday!
The island is a popular summer resort and recreational destination. Do you want a weekend to relax and really get away from it all? Put-in-Bay vacations are a favorite of both families and corporate groups. If you are more into the vibrant late-night scene at the island then there are plenty of Put-in-Bay bars and restaurants to enjoy! Put-in-Bay ferry boats and airline services connect the island with Kellys Island, Catawba Island, Kelleys Island, Sandusky, and Port Clinton.
.Put-in-Bay played a notable historical role in the War of 1812 as the location of the fleet of U.S. naval commander Oliver Hazard Perry, who sailed from the port on September 10, 1813, to attack a British squadron just north of the island in the Battle of Lake Erie. This battle fought on the Brig Niagara, was a turning point in the war. Today, the Perry Peace Memorial stands as a monument to commemorate the battle and everlasting peace along the Northern Border. Tours are given daily in season and an elevator takes visitors to an observation deck high above Lake Erie with a stunning view.