Poker Kayak Day on Saturday

Middle Bass Island Poker Kayak Day, Middle Bass Island

Saturday August 3 @ 12:00p.m. on Middle Bass Island; Cost – $20 pre-registration $25 on site.

Kayakers start and finish at the Middle Bass Island State Park west beach (No starts later than 1:00 pm).  The paddle around the island includes three additional stops (the State Park Marina, the MBI East Point Preserve, and the Kuehnle State Wildlife Area/Petersen Woods Preserve).  A welcome packet at the start has a description of the course and information about the stops.  Stops are staffed with volunteers for safety and to distribute poker cards and snacks.  The finish has a cook-out with hot-dogs, chips, and bottle of water while 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners are determined. Proceeds from the event will benefit signage for the Put-in-Bay Township Park District’s newest preserves on Middle Bass Island. (Rain Date August 4) Registration is available at:  

MBI-Poker-Kayak-Day-2019   Questions?  Call Tina Larson at 248.320.4529

Middle Bass Island Music Festival Set for 13 July 2019

Middle Bass Island Music Festival

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Summer and the 2019 Middle Bass Island Music Festival are just around the corner!  Mark  your calendar for Saturday, July 13th, 2019, Noon to 7pm on the beautiful Lonz Patio at the Middle Bass Island State Park.


Gather family/friends for a day of music, food and drink!


This year’s bands include:

Zydeco-based “Party-Gras” Mo Mojo

NE Ohio’s premier Honky-tonk and Roots music ensemble Hillbilly Idol

Sing, dance, listen and enjoy the North Coast Goats

And rounding out the line-up, The Riley Brothers Band

Presented by the Lake Erie Islands Conservancy

Middle Bass Island Water Taxi to Run Saturday

Middle Bass IslandMiddle Bass Island water taxi service is planned for Saturday, 29 September 2018.  Marty Harayda, USCG licensed captain, offers inter-island taxi service between Middle Bass Island and Put-in-Bay (at The Boardwalk) at the following times:

Leave MBI:  11:45, 2:45, 5:45, 8:45

Leave PiB:  Noon, 3pm, 6pm, 9pm

The one-way, cash fare is $8 per person. Captain Harayda can schedule earlier and later trips on a custom basis.  Contact Marty for details at 419-656-1226.

Sonny-S Boat Line Season Ends on Saturday

Sonny-S Boat LineSonny-S Boat Line operates on Saturday, 22 September 2018; however, it is the last day of operations for the 2018 season.  The Sonny-S will depart Middle Bass Island at 11:30am and depart Put-in-Bay (The Boardwalk dock) at noon.  Thereafter, the boat will leave Put-in-Bay at the top of the hour, with the last departure to Middle Bass Island at 9pm.

For additional information, visit or call 216-644-4220.