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Lake Erie Awareness Day

August 11, 2022 – Lake Erie Awareness Day brings you the magic of Lake Erie’s history, culture, and natural resources

NOTE This event occurs in the past

Lake Erie Awareness Day brings the magic of Lake Erie’s history, culture, and natural resources to Put-in-Bay!

Spend the day touring South Bass Island while learning about Ohio’s greatest water resource and visiting education stations to learn about island history, native plants and animals, the dangers of plastic pollution, and boating safety. Fun giveaways and a great day in nature awaits! Go to all the stations and be entered to win a fabulous island themed prize.

Station Locations

  • Aquatic Visitors Center, 310 OH-357, Put-In-Bay, OH 43456 (map)
  • Boardwalk Restaurant, 341 Bayview Ave, Put-In-Bay, OH 43456 (map)
  • Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial, 93 Delaware Ave, Put-In-Bay, OH 43456 (map)
  • Cooper’s Woods Preserve, 489 Catawba Ave., Put-in-Bay, OH 43456 (map)
  • Lake Erie Islands Nature and Wildlife Center, 255 Meechen Rd, Put-In-Bay, OH 43456 (map)
  • South Bass Island State Park, 1523 Catawba Ave, Put-In-Bay, OH 43456 (map)

This free event will run rain or shine.

Getting To and Around the Island

Please arrange your own transportation to and around the island. You can bike or rent a golf cart to get to the various stations. Cars are allowed on the island but parking is limited, especially in the downtown Put-in-Bay area.

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