“Batter Up!” for Island Softball

Put-in-Bay Softball resumes play on Wednesday, 6 July 2022.

This year’s teams include players from Put-in-Bay, Middle Bass Island, and Kelleys Island.  They are identified on the schedule as follows:

KI — Kelleys Island     MB — Middle Bass      RH — Round House

HW   — Heineman’s Winery     BW — Boardwalk     SB  — Sand Bar


Brilliant Weather for Holiday Weekend

Put-in-Bay Mooring Field on Saturday afternoon, 2 July 2022

This is a perfect summer’s day at Put-in-Bay!

National Weather Service Cleveland
143 PM EDT Jul 2 2022

High pressure will settle across the eastern Great Lakes region through the rest of the weekend. This high will slide east on Monday and allow a warm front to lift north through the area.  The cold front has cleared the forecast area and high pressure is settling in nicely this afternoon. Some mid level clouds will enter from the southwest tonight and perhaps keep temperatures up a little bit with more lower 60s for lows than if the area were completely clear. The clouds will move out of the region late tonight and Sunday will be dry and mostly clear with winds out of the northeast to east. High temperatures will be akin to today with upper 70s east to upper 80s west.

Kayak Lake Erie Water Trails

Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ (ODNR) water trail program promotes awareness of public paddling

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access while increasing safety by partnering with local communities to develop designated water trails on Ohio’s waterways.

The Lake Erie Islands Trail has become a favorite for local and visiting kayakers.  Incredible on-the-water views, convenient access points, and a rewarding proximity to island landscapes await those who don’t need to rely on a motorized vessel to experience Lake Erie.Lake Erie kayak

Kayak rentals are available on South Bass Island at Put-in-Bay Watercraft Rentals and Kayak the Bay.Kayak Put in Bay




View the PDF ODNR Water Trails Guide for complete details!

Great Live Performers for 4th July Weekend at Put-in-Bay

What better way to enhance a holiday weekend at Put-in-Bay than taking in great live performers?  This week’s featured venues include:

The Round House  —  Killer Flamingos



Mr. Ed’s  —  Dumm Band





Mojito Bay  —  The Gryphons




Boat House  —  Velcro Pygmies



Beer Barrel  —  Mustang Sally


Performance times and other music venues at Put-in-Bay Music!

Make Put-in-Bay Plans for 4th July Weekend

The 4th of July weekend Independence Day celebration is sure to deliver a great holiday at Put-in-Bay.  The fireworks display, scheduled for Monday at dusk, always ranks among the best in Ohio.  Moreover, Put in Bay golf cart rentalthe opportunities for excellent activities abound.  Here’s PiBDaily’s list of five must-do suggestions:

First, secure a golf cart for the most convenient and fun way to get around South Bass Island.  Carts are available in the Village, a short walk from the Jet Express Ferry, as well as up the hill from the Miller Boat Line Lime Kiln Dock.  Visit Island Bike & Cart Rental or E’s Golf Carts for rental details.  Review Miller Boat Line’s on-line interactive map for a great geographical overview.

Put in BaySecond, plan a tour of the Island’s great historical venues.  Perry’s Monument and Peace Memorial offers exceptional views of Put-in-Bay and informative perspectives on South Bass Island’s development.   Couple Put in Bay historythat with a stop at Lake Erie Islands Historical Society to learn about “the wine making industry, Put-in-Bay’s many Victorian hotels, the ice industry, the island road races, and Ford’s “Tin Goose” airplane.”

When you are hungry and thirsty, you will find the multitude of dining Put in Bay Keysestablishments at Put-in-Bay caters to all tastes.  We highly recommend The Keys at Park Place Boat Club, Pasquales Cafe, Hooligan’s Irish Pub, Topsy Turvey’s Bar & Grill, and The Goat Soup & Whiskey Tavern.  For sweets you can visit the scrumptious items at The Chocolate Cafe and PiB Candy Bar!

Third on our list is the suggestion to visit the beautiful nature trails sprinkled all around South Bass Island.  Scheef East Point Preserve, Massie Cliffside Preserve, and the Nature & Wildlife Center are most rewarding.  Scheef East Point Preserve combines a peaceful combination of inland flora and wildlife with the dynamic presence of Lake Erie shoreline.  Massie Cliffside trail winds through a serene island forest and opens up to a marvelous field with benches and outstanding views of Put-in-Bay, Gibraltar Island, and Middle Bass Island.  These spectacular places have come about through the efforts of Lake Erie Islands Conservancy.

DeRivera Park Put-in-BayNext you will want to make time to stroll along the Put-in-Bay waterfront and DeRivera Park.  The setting remains one of the most pleasant places for relaxation and people-watching.  Picnic tables and benches offer a nice arena in which to appreciate the island atmosphere.

South Bass Island LighthousePiBDaily’s fifth item is a visit to South Bass Island Lighthouse.  Here you will learn about environmental issues affecting the Bass Islands before climbing to the top of the lighthouse tower to see an expansive view of Lake Erie’s South Channel.

We hope your visit will become one of your favorite memories and give you the urge to come again and again.  Be sure to visit Put-in-Bay Daily regularly to keep up with Island news, events, and attractions.