Put-in-Bay, OH, USA

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Put-in-Bay, OH, USA

Put-in-Bay vacation rentals

History, harbors, and beaches await in Put-in-Bay

Put-in-Bay sits nestled on South Bass Island in the waters of Lake Erie, just a stone's throw from the US-Canada border and about the same distance from the shores of northern Ohio. A place steeped in American history, it's dotted with Historic Register homes, quaint Midwestern country pubs, and great monuments to the War of 1812. You can get Put-in-Bay vacation rentals close to the harbors of the main village, opt for rustic country cabins in the woods, or look for stays along the pretty waterfront, where beaches slope to the soft waves and boats bob on the light swells.

Water fun and wine tasting in Put-in-Bay

Put-in-Bay vacation rentals close to the waterfront of South Bass Island are the perfect place to come and kick back in the summertime, flitting between the lovely state beaches and enjoying boating excursions out to the see the other islands on Lake Erie. Meanwhile, wine tasting in the historic German estates is never far away, and neither is a chance to unravel American history at the national monuments and living 19th-century town steads. Top that off with antique car collections, interesting, crystal-clad caves, and local art galleries, and it's easy to see why this is such a popular Midwestern vacation spot.

American history meets summertime fun in Put-in-Bay

Way back in 1813, little Put-in-Bay was the epicenter of the Battle of Lake Erie, fought between the British Navy and the United States. The episode proved to be a pivotal moment in the War of 1812, and is now remembered at the colossal Perry's Victory & International Peace Memorial. Once you're done gawping up at that soaring column, you could head over to the Doller Estate for some locally made Moscato and Riesling tipples. Or, you could check out the National Historic Register homes that pepper pretty Stonehenge Estate, complete with Victorian facades and half-timbered exteriors.

Long summers in Put-in-Bay

Put-in-Bay goes to bed during the winter months, when Lake Erie becomes caked in ice sheets and snow. That's why most people search for Put-in-Bay vacation rentals in the spring and summer, between April and October. That's when the bays along South Bass Island are at their prettiest, and when the main boating season kicks in, bringing life to the harbors and Delaware Avenue along the shore. It's also easier to get across to Put-in-Bay during the warmer months of the year, with more ferries and fly planes heading in from mainland Ohio.

Go into Lake Erie with a trip to Put-in-Bay

Lake Erie's sky-blue waters are the defining natural feature around Put-in-Bay. Boaters and sailors flock to the town to whizz across the bays where great American admirals once did combat with the Royal British Navy, or to explore the empty coves of the Bass Islands. And talking of the Bass Islands, it's South Bass Island that unfolds all around Put-in-Bay’s center, offering wooded nature trails, butterfly gardens, manicured parks, state beaches, and even the Lake Erie Islands Nature & Wildlife Center – perfect for getting to grips with the region's flora and fauna.