Put-In-Bay is a pawsome village, and much-loved summer resort located on South Bass Island in Ohio. It is accessed by ferry that connects it with other islands, such as Catawba Island and Kelley’s Island. The Miller Boat Line and Jet Express are both dog friendly, and pups are welcome as long as they remain on leash. In case of emergencies, there are no veterinary services in Put-In-Bay. But, you will find a few veterinary clinics and animal hospitals on Catawba Island.
If you want to explore Put-In-Bay on the water, head to Kayak the Bay for some fun! You can take a kayak out and your pup is welcome to jump on board too. They will love to see the limestone cliffs and go on an adventure! It is recommended to bring a towel for your furry friend so they don’t slip and slide.
There are plenty of dog friendly eateries and restaurants in Put-In-Bay. At the pawsome Village Bakery and Café, you can enjoy a sweet treat, and your pup can enjoy the fresh air at one of the outdoor tables. For a spot of lunch, you can also head to Reel Bar. This is a casual place where you can enjoy some delicious dishes and a cold beer. To make it even better, there are outdoor tables available where your furry friend can sit with you!
South Bass Island State Park in Put-In-Bay is a must-visit for nature lovers and dog walkers! This pawsome 32 acre state park has lots of sniff-tastic trails where you can retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city and enjoy the views from the white cliffs and of Lake Erie. Pups are welcome around the park on leash, as well as at the campground for spending a night in nature. When you get hungry, you can head to The Boardwalk from some delicious seafood. You can tuck into lobster bisque or steamed mussels, while your furry friend enjoys a nap with you on the lower level patio.
For a ferry trip with your furry friend, head north for 4.6 miles over to Middle Bass Island. Here you can explore what the island has to offer and when you are hungry, grab some delicious grub at JF Walleye’s. This is a pawsome place to go to with all the family since it is next to the Blue Lagoon wade pool and waterfall, which means you can have fun in the sun! For a bite to eat, you can enjoy some tasty burgers, pizza, sandwiches and plenty of scrumptious desserts. What’s more, your pup is welcome to hang around with you and enjoy watching the world go by!
If you take the ferry southeast, you will head over to Kelleys Island, only 10 miles from Put-In-Bay. This is a pawsome place to go for a day trip with your pup since dogs are welcome at Kelley’s Island State Park! Here is the sniff-tastic North Shore Loop Trail you can explore. This takes you through the woodlands and along some picturesque scenery, as well as the oppawtunity to see some quarry ruins from the past. In addition, the beach is also dog friendly, allowing you and your pup to walk on the sand and make a splash in the water.
When you take the ferry south for 5.4 miles, you will reach the furiendly, Catawba Island. Here you will find a puptastic dog friendly eatery called Rudder’s. You can tuck into some delicious deli sandwiches, homemade soups, salads and pastas for lunch, as well as enjoy some fresh air out on the deck seating. Your furry friend is welcome to join you and sit while you eat. Also, you may be lucky to meet Cappy, the owner’s friendly yellow lab! He is known as the outdoor ambassador of Rudder’s and loves to meet new pups that are visiting town.
This neighorhood in nearby Lakeside Marblehead offers access to the East Harbor State Park, a puptastic place to head for the day that offers over 1,831 acres of land you can explore with your pooch. Here you can join one of the many sniff-tastic trails, with a level range of moderate to easy. Plus, there is plenty of wildlife to spot, including green frogs, turtle and geese. While pups aren’t allowed on the beach, there is an area reserved especially for dogs where you can take them to investigate. Since there is wildlife that live here, it is best to keep your furry friend on their leash when you visit East Harbor State Park.