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PUT-IN-BAY, OHIO

The Spirit of the Lake Erie Islands: The Drama, the Beauty, the Science

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Program #1804RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Equipment Requirements
Rainwear, binoculars

Itinerary for Sep 15 — Sep 20, 2013

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Day One: Sunday, September 15 - Check-in/Orientation
Afternoon: Check-in at hotel

Dinner: Dinner at nearby restaurant

Evening: Orientation class

Lodging: Ahoy Bed & Breakfast or Arbor Inn Bed & Breakfast or Ashley's Island House Bed & Breakfast or English Pines Bed & Breakfast

Meals Included: Dinner
Day Two: Monday, September 16 - Tour of Island Including History Museum/Local Lig...
Tour of Island Including History Museum/Local Lighthouse/Perry's Victory and IPM

Breakfast:

Morning: South Bass Island-Local Cultural History--tour by tour train, visit South Bass Island Lighthouse, and the Lake Erie Islands Historical Society, day will be led by local history expert.

Lunch: Noon lunch at waterfront restaurant.

Afternoon: Visit to Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial, talk by Interpretive Staff, other historic island locations

Dinner: Dinner at waterfront restaurant.

Evening: Lecture at historic island Town Hall on natural and cultural history topics.

Lodging: Ahoy Bed & Breakfast or Arbor Inn Bed & Breakfast or Ashley's Island House Bed & Breakfast or English Pines Bed & Breakfast

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Three: Tuesday, September 17 - Gibraltar Island/ the Ohio State University Stone...
Gibraltar Island/ the Ohio State University Stone Laboratory/Lake Erie Ecology

Breakfast:

Morning: Boat transportation from Put-in-Bay to Gibraltar Island, home of the Ohio State University's Stone Laboratory, the oldest freshwater lab in the US. We visit the Plankton Lab and explore the island and its buildings with OSU staff with a view of the historic home of Jay Cooke, financier of the Civil War. Enjoy a limnology science cruise on Lake Erie.

Return by boat back to Put-in-Bay

Lunch: At waterfront restaurant or Stone Lab's lakefront dining hall.

Afternoon: Visit to the Aquatic Resources Visitor Center. Enjoy a snake program with Kristin Stanford, who was featured on Dirty Jobs.

Dinner: Dinner at waterfront restaurant.

Evening: Lecture at historic Town Hall on natural and cultural history topics.

Lodging: Ahoy Bed & Breakfast or Arbor Inn Bed & Breakfast or Ashley's Island House Bed & Breakfast or English Pines Bed & Breakfast

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day Four: Wednesday, September 18 - South Bass Island Natural History / Lake Erie Isl...
South Bass Island Natural History / Lake Erie Islands Nature and Wildlife Center / Caves

Breakfast:

Morning: Visit Lake Erie Islands Nature and Wildlife Center and caves.

Lunch: Noon: Lunch at waterfront restaurant.

Afternoon: Visit to Butterfly House on South Bass Island with butterfly walk and tagging following.

Dinner: Dinner at waterfront restaurant.

Evening: Lecture at historic Town Hall on natural and cultural history topics.

Lodging: Ahoy Bed & Breakfast or Arbor Inn Bed & Breakfast or Ashley's Island House Bed & Breakfast or English Pines Bed & Breakfast

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Five: Thursday, September 19 - Ferry to Kelleys Island / Glacial Grooves / Fossi...
Breakfast:

Morning: Ferry trip to Kelleys Island, Tour of Glacial Grooves to discover these unique geological formations and to the East Quarry to hunt for fossils. Walk on the Boardwalk at the North Pond State Nature Preserve.

Lunch: Box lunch at the North Pond State Nature Preserve.

Afternoon: Continuation of field Trip at Kelley's Island. Visit to Ohio Historical Society Petroglyphs. This field trip will be led by experts in geology and natural history from local universities and Kelleys Island. Return to Put-in-Bay by Ferry.

Dinner: On the waterfront.

Evening: Free evening.

Lodging: Ahoy Bed & Breakfast or Arbor Inn Bed & Breakfast or Ashley's Island House Bed & Breakfast or English Pines Bed & Breakfast

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, September 20 - Natural and Cultural History / Put-in-Bay
Breakfast:

Morning: Vineyard tour and bird banding with Tom Bartlett.

Lunch: Box lunch or at waterfront restuarant

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

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15 meals: 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
4 Expert-led lectures
8 Field trips

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