1804
Put-In-Bay
The Spirit of the Lake Erie Islands: The Drama, the Beauty, the Science
Explore gigantic glacial grooves, learn about lake ecology and discover history from the War of 1812 as you take in the natural beauty and vibrant culture of the Lake Erie Islands.
Rating (5)
Program No. 1804RJ
Length
6 days
Starts at
960
Getting There
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At a Glance

Make your way to the islands in the western basin of Lake Erie to learn about their fascinating human and natural history. Narrated walks and on-site presentations teach you about the wildflowers, cliffs, snakes, grape harvests and bird and butterfly migrations that make the islands unique.
Activity Level
Active
Walking up to one mile, some uneven terrain. Stairways to reach caves and the elevator platform for Perry’s Memorial. Ferry boat to South Bass, day trips by boat to outer islands.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • On a boat trip to Kelleys Island, study geology at gigantic glacial grooves and fossil-filled quarries.
  • A scientific voyage with staff from the Ohio State University’s Stone Laboratory introduces you to lake ecology.
  • Learn about the Battle of Lake Erie as you stand in the shadow of the country’s third-tallest national monument, Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial, and visit other sites relevant to island history.

General Notes

Participants will stay in one of three charming Put-in-Bay Bed and Breakfasts. All B&Bs feature private baths and Continental breakfast. Participants will not be assigned rooms until four weeks prior to the start date.
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Debbie Nofzinger
Debbie Nofzinger received a bachelor's degree in biology from Ohio Northern University and she is the program coordinator for the Sandusky County Park District. She has been active in the field of interpretation for 20 years, having also worked for the Ohio state parks and several other county park districts. She first became interested in bats in 1994 and shortly after acquired her first program bat, Charlie, from the American Bat Conservation Society. Since then she has done hundreds of programs for young and old alike.
Dianne Smith
Debbie Nofzinger
Lawrence Krissek
Gene Zajac
Tom Bartlett
Lisa Kutschbach Brohl
Kristin M Stanford
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