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Review of Lake Erie Islands

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Reviewed 19 February 2015

i have only been to Kellys Island 1 time,but i seems to be a more relaxed place to go compaired to Put-in-Bay which is more of a party place,rent a golf cart when you get off the ferry much easier to see the island,there are a few things to see like the state park (nice beach),they have a winery and a small brewery also.

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Reviewed 25 January 2015 via mobile

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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Reviewed 8 September 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 cart. Only recommendation is to avoid "natives" by their properties, they are really rude and appears to dislike visitors; otherwise the island is pretty. Shops and restaurants are nice, they really want to please their guests.

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Reviewed 9 July 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 through a wetlands area and enjoyed lobster chowder at a quaint downtown restaurant. The ferry was $20 round trip per person and $6 per bike. In the end, we decided it was well worth it. There are also 2 winerys, a brewery and a few other establishments that we didn't get around to visiting. This island is a quieter alternative to Put-In-Bay, with lots to explore.

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Reviewed 13 March 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, so if you like to party that's the place to be. Put in Bay was nice, I took the tour of the island and went to the winery where I was able to purchase a souvenir bottle to go! Lots of history out on those islands and I hope to go back again soon

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