(Submitted by Miller Ferry, August 25, 2011)
Put-in-Bay, (South Bass Island), Ohio Unbeatable late summer and fall discounts on lodging and day Packages plus events makes fall one of the best times of the year to visit the Lake Erie Island of Put-in-Bay, Ohio. Put-in-Bay offers a getaway for everyone with day and overnight packages that include winery tours, a historic B & B, couple’s getaways, family day packs and girlfriends’ escapes. Find more details about these easy to purchase Packages at www.MillerFerry.com.
A Put-in-Bay vacation begins the moment you board the Miller Ferry to Put-in-Bay which offers a relaxing 18 minute ferry ride. Miller passenger/car ferries depart Catawba daily and offer a value friendly way to cruise to Put-in-Bay. Choose to bring your car, or park your vehicle in a free parking area and come aboard as a walk-on passenger. There’s plenty of transportation on the island, including golf carts and bicycles.
With fewer crowds and gentle weather that often accompanies autumn, here are some Put-in-Bay Fall Event highlights:
Historical Weekend, September 9 – 11
This annual celebration features Open Houses at Gibraltar Island’s Stone Laboratory and South Bass Island Lighthouse, a live birds of prey display at the Wildlife Museum, over 1200 Boy Scouts at the Camporee, parades, Military Encampments, plus an old fashioned baseball game. The Toledo Symphony will perform at Perry’s Memorial on Saturday at 6:30 pm and Miller Ferry will run an extra trip at 9:00 that night from Put-in-Bay to Catawba.
Miller Boat Line 5K & 1 Mile Family Fun Walk, September 24
A shaded waterfront path makes this one of Ohio’s most scenic courses. All ages and levels welcome, benefits the Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church. Sign up at www.PutinBay5K.com.
Island Wine Festival, October 1
Over 250 wines from across the country for sample or purchase, food, island wine history displays and a silent auction. At the Crescent Tavern, downtown.
Oktoberfest, October 8 & 9
Traditional German foods, cold beer and hot wine, plus live family entertainment including polka music and German style dancers. Under the big tent, De Rivera Park, downtown. Two day passes available.
For more information on events, lodging, coupons, maps and Put-in-Bay attractions visit www.MillerFerry.com or call 800-500-2421.
Miller Boat Line operates four passenger/vehicles ferries on Lake Erie from Catawba to Put-in-Bay (South Bass Island) and to Middle Bass Island, Ohio. The company was founded in 1905, for company history and photos see www.MillerFerry.com