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Lake Erie Islands

Address: Kellys Island, OH
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Ranked #401 of 914 Attractions in Ohio
Type: Islands, Nature & Parks
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Type: Islands, Nature & Parks
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English first
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82 reviews 82 reviews
39 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Have visited Lake Erie since back in the 60's as my mom and dad loved fishing there. Kelly's Island was very interesting with the glashiers that mother nature made. Camping,hotels,restaurants are there as well. Lots of private homes. Golf carts are available to rent and you have to get to Kelly's by Ferry. Very interesting Island.

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puerto rico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Went for a family gathering for my daughter's birthday. We traveled by ferry at Catawba. The process for buying, boarding and traveling to the island was really fast and pleasant, although we traveled on Saturday before Labor Day. Island was full at its extension, however, it is a tiny island and all what you need to explore is a golf... More 

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Latrobe, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We boarded the Kelly's Island Ferry in Marblehead, Ohio- bikes in tow- and treated ourselves to one of the nicest biking day trips we've enjoyed. The 4-mile square island has mostly level, safe roads and striking scenery as you travel around the western side. We explored Monument Point, a large rock with native American carvings, glacial grooves, a beach, hiked... More 

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Colorado, USA
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

I'm from Ohio and had no idea these islands even existed! I did a half day trip to Kelly's Island and Put in Bay and was in utter amazement, there was so much to see and do. I took the Jet Express Ferry from Sandusky, OH and went Island hopping. There was a lot of partying going on Kelly's Island,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

Went for a long weekend at Cedarlane RV Park on Catawba Island, Lake Erie. What a great location! Large lots for the big campers, adult and childrens swimming pools, friendly owners and neighbors. The dogs have a great running park and only a couple miles from Lake Erie. We went to Catawba Island park and enjoyed fishing, wading and rock... More 

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North Ridgeville, Ohio
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52 reviews 52 reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

We took a one day trip to Put in Bay with our nieces. We rented a golf cart and saw the entire island in about 4 hours. The highlight of the trip was cold ice cream next to the carousel. We really recommend a half day trip to this place. The boat ride on the catamaran is worth the trip.... More 

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Terre Haute, IN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

We took the Jet Express ferry from Port Clinton to Put In Bay and then to Kelly's Island. It was nice not being stuck in a tourist trap and we had a BLAST driving a golf cart around the island and visiting the glacial grooves and the beach. TIP: When you get off the ferry, don't rent a golf cart... More 

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Akron, OH
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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

My husband, daughter, and I went up to Kellys Island last summer for an over nighter. The ferry ride over to the island delighted my 6 year-old as did the quiet uncrowded beach and blue water. We stayed at a B and B with hospitable hostess who told us stories of growing up and going to school on the island.... More 

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Willoughby, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2012

Just a 20 minute ferry ride from Marblehead is Kelly's Island. My husband and I took our bikes over and rode the entire island. Golf carts and bicycles are available for rental. Kelly's is quieter and more family friendly than the popular Put In Bay. Lots of water sports, beaches and restaurants, too. There are many bed and breakfasts a... More 

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