Boating, Fishing, and Travel Information for Kelleys Island, OH

Kelleys Island is both a village in Erie County, Ohio, and the island which it fully occupies in Lake Erie. Kelleys Island is heavily forested except for several residential areas, some for year-round residents, others for summer vacationers. Some small farms and a small limestone quarry still operate on the island. Each summer since 1974 (typically in August), the island hosts a weekend-long homecoming festival, which includes a theme parade featuring both locals and vacationers, a picnic, and a number of food and craft booths. The most common types of establishments on Kelleys Island are pubs and restaurants, almost all of which have a summer season from May into September. The island also features a coffee shop, miniature golf course, several small general/convenience stores, and a large number of gift shops. The Kelleys Island Ferry is the only line that runs year-round (weather permitting) between the island and the mainland.

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