There are several islands resting in Lake Erie. I’ve circled around West Sister Island a time or two. It’s a wildlife refuge for wading birds in the area. It was amazing seeing so many different flocks of birds flying around the island. Access to the island is only permitted for research purposes so we’ve never been able to step foot there.
One island that does invite the public is Kelley’s Island. It’s over four square miles and is the largest island in Lake Erie. There are wildlife preserves, hiking trails, camping, water related activities such as kayaking and scuba diving and much more. My family and I made
a day trip of it. We rode the ferry over and drove around the entire island first, to get a feel for it. We stopped at the winery to grab a map and adventured through out the rest of the island checking out the shops and sites.
One of my favorite attractions was the glacial grooves. It’s a 400 ft. by 35 ft. crater where the Wisconsin glacier gouged through the limestone over 30,000 years ago. There were fossils all along the edges. It was a beautiful formation.
It was a quaint little village with a great family atmosphere. We got some ice cream, went for a swim, and had an awesome day overall. If your looking for a calm and relaxing day out, Kelley’s Island is a great place to start.
Have you ever been to an island before? Which one and what was your favorite thing about it? Share your story below in the comments! Thanks for checking out my latest post!
Until next time,
“You’ve been chosen. The Island awaits you.”
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