The Put-in- Bay Township Park District, along with their partners, the National Park Service Rivers, Trails and Conservation Program and Ohio Sea Grant, are proud to announce the release of
The Put-in- Bay Township Park District, along with their partners, the National Park Service Rivers, Trails and Conservation Program and Ohio Sea Grant, are proud to announce the release of their new publication: Lake Erie Islands Water Trails. The creation of the guide comes from the growing interest of kayaking and paddling sports in the area.
“We wanted to create a guide that could help people be safe on Lake Erie and show them where proper access sites are located,” said Lisa Brohl from the Put-in- Bay Township Park District. The brochure features circular paddling routes and associated public access points around South Bass, Middle Bass, North Bass, Kelleys Island and the Catawba and Marblehead peninsular area. Access points, which are visible from the water, are marked with color coded signs that coordinate with the guide by island. Safety, environmental information, access amenities, and paddling distances are also included in the guide.
Guides will be available at several locations including the Lake Erie Islands Shores and Visitors Centers in both Port Clinton and Sandusky and each of the Lake Erie Island State Park Offices on South Bass, Middle Bass and Kelleys Islands.
“This exciting project has come together with the help of many partners who see the opportunities of increased recreation, awareness of island resources and economic impacts,” said Andrea Irland from the National Park Service’s River, Trails and Conservation Program. “Residents, visitors and the entire island community will benefit from these Lake Erie Island Water Trails!”
The project was made possible by an Ohio Environmental Education Fund (OEEF) grant from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency. A ribbon cutting ceremony marking the grand opening of the trails will be held on Friday, June 9, 2017 at 6:30pm at the South Bass Island State Park at the annual Kayak
(Friday) 6:30 pm
South Bass Island State Park