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Kelleys Island

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Motorcycle day trip

Decent time. However, there are few activities on the island. Except for drinking, there are plenty... read more

Reviewed 11 November 2017
brent d
nice for a couple of hours with kids, but not a whole lot to do - and don't go to Uncle Dik's

This was an adequate experience with the family, but not worth the money spent. I just wanted... read more

Reviewed 7 July 2017
Brian F
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Measuring more than four square miles and located in the western basin of Lake Erie, this scenic island boasts historical attractions and a myriad of outdoor sports.
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good23%
  • Average16%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible6%
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“ferry ride” (7 reviews)
“state park” (20 reviews)
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Reviewed 11 November 2017

Decent time. However, there are few activities on the island. Except for drinking, there are plenty of places to drink. We visited the glacier grooves, ate, rode around the island with the 35 max speed limit and then got back on the boat. There is...More

1  Thank brent d
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Reviewed 7 July 2017

This was an adequate experience with the family, but not worth the money spent. I just wanted to warn people of Uncle Dik's store - it was a general store type of place on the northern part of the island that sold ice cream. The...More

3  Thank Brian F
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Reviewed 27 June 2017

My daughter, sister, brother-in-law, and I took our mom/grandma for a summer outing to Kelleys Island and had a very low-key fun day. We parked at the lot in Marblehead, Ohio, and took the ferry across to the island. On the way there, we were...More

1  Thank AbbyKWH
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Reviewed 20 June 2017

Live music, great food, and a sunset Fast friendly service, especially at the bar. Live music on the weekends. This is our favorite place on the island for a sunset over Put-in-Bay! The perch and walleye are always fresh and lightly breaded.

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Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

We took the ferry over and paid the cost. The cost ends up about the same as if you park on the mainland, pay for a walk on ticket and then rent a golf cart. The island is a little too big to walk. The...More

5  Thank Clint B
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Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

I visited the island this past weekend and really enjoyed the solitude, history, sites, and hospitality. There is something for all. Scenery, children's activities, winery, state parks, nature trails, glacieral grooves, fire on the beach, swimming, camping, restaurants, golf carts, biking, sailing, etc. The Island...More

3  Thank Utrocket71
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Reviewed 15 August 2016

The island is a bit pricey to get onto but it is cute and there are restaurants and ice cream places. The food is probably a little bit more expensive than usual but it isn't too bad. There are golf cart rentals which is a...More

2  Thank Michelle B
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Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

We came for a day trip with our family. 7 adults and 2 children. We got a golf cart and went fishing at the rocky pier. Not a good place to fish for older folks. My in laws didn't feel safe fishing off the rocks....More

Thank Elise W
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Reviewed 3 August 2016

Even though you can't access Kelly's Island by ferry from Catawba anymore, it is well worth visiting. Hop a boat from Put In Bay, Marblehead, or Sandusky and enjoy the trip. Be sure to pick up a map and guidebooks at the chamber of commerce...More

1  Thank Paul S
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Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Decided to visit here for a week. Normally travel down south but thought we would try north away from the virus carrying mosquitos and a bit closer to home. The island is nice but we found there to be not much to do and given...More

Thank Christine B
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