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VeronicaMartin C wrote a review Sep 2020
Toledo, Ohio5 contributions5 helpful votes
Nice calm place- rent a gold cart at JR Walleys- nice bar there and good food as well and take around island. Stop at Hazards nice bar with a pool. Tropical themed. Also you can take the sunny s boat to put in bay for the day if you want from Middle base really cheap.
Date of experience: August 2020
Rich I wrote a review Jul 2020
Charleston, West Virginia27 contributions2 helpful votes
Small, quiet, good kayaking, nice biking but really small island. Beautiful state park - formerly the Lonz Winery. Three restaurants and one general store. Lots of history!
Date of experience: July 2020
Rose2270 wrote a review Sep 2019
Cleveland, Ohio53 contributions17 helpful votes
Wevdo a yearly friend trip..love love love it there. If you are expecting 5 star. Then this place is not for you. Its total chill and it becomes what you make of it
Date of experience: August 2019
1 Helpful vote
752HelenB752 wrote a review Jul 2019
Clifton, New Jersey209 contributions86 helpful votes
Go to MBI if you want a quieter and nice place to dock your boat for a couple of days (State marina), you need to escape the drunken craziness of PIB for a few hours, or want to revisit your Lonz Winery heyday. Ohio DNR purchased the Lonz properties and did an amazing job of preserving the essence of the Winery by keeping the facade and underground cellar. They added a large pavilion at the top of the hill and historic signage. It is free to enter the cellar and see original casks and wine making items including seating and tables with the old carved initials. Great bathrooms both in the cellar and behind the winery. See the glacial grooves beyond the pavilion. JF Walleyes a short walk up the road is barely a 3 star joint but food is passable with good AC inside and fun shallow pool in back to cool down (especially for kids), with bar and food service. Entertainment on summer weekends. The state marina across the street also has good bathroom. Fyi, both Walleyes and marina office have gift shops. Should you rent the golf cart from Walleyes? Well, high water in 2019 limits ability to get to nooks and crannies of the island. The Town Hall and one room school house are charming on the outside but don't think they are always open to get inside. General Store serves decent Ohio pizza in a throwback Americana atmosphere where the islanders hang. These are walkable from the ferry dock but a golf cart is simpler in hot weather. Can drive the length of the main road (Fox Road) to other side of island with a view of North Bass and the quaint Middle Bass Inn. If the roads are passable, enjoy the 2 preserves, one at the very east point (take road by the airport) and view turtles sunning, famous Lake Erie water snakes. herons, and maybe an eagle at Kuehnle wetlands along the same road. Easy 12 minute water taxi ride on the Sonny S to and from PIB. Chance to ride a beautifully kept, historic gill netting fishing boat. $6 per person one way. Children under a certain age are free. Leaves each island hourly, located next to the Boardwalk at PIB. …
Date of experience: July 2019
4 Helpful votes
appy m wrote a review Aug 2018
Fort Wayne, Indiana100 contributions21 helpful votes
This island is very quaint. Not a lot to do but relax and enjoy the quiet. We loved this about it because sometimes tourism can be overwhelming.
Date of experience: August 2018