Island Green Week featuring the spectacular Bass Islands in Lake Erie
The Lake Erie Islands Nature & Wildlife Center, Lake Erie Islands Conservancy, and the Put-in-Bay Township Park District have collaborated to produce a week of Ecotourism, Adventure Travel, and Agritourism; 2ndAnnual Island Green Week, 2017 dates are, August 5-11. This event will allow visitors to learn more about the island’s many natural treasures that are on the Lake Erie Islands through a variety of events all in one week.
Each day during Island Green Week has its own theme and island destination. Tour and hike rarely explored island sites, stand inside the world’s largest geode – Crystal Cave, explore Stone Lab and Gibraltar Island, enjoy live entertainment at an island style pig roast, tour a lighthouse, aquatic center and fish hatchery, join a nature photo walk, kayak for prizes. Island Green Week is geared for all ages. Some events are free, others carry a nominal fee. Restaurants, island transportation and some attractions will also offer special prices for registrants.
Island Green Week events include:
Aug. 5 – Middle Bass Island Poker Kayak Day, 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm – Fee
Aug. 6 – Massie Cliffside Preserve Dawn Walk, 8:00 am to 10:00 am
Aug. 6 – Dodge Woods Dedication at 2:00 pm
August 7-8 – South Bass Island Lighthouse Tours, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
August 8 – Lake Erie Islands Nature & Wildlife Center Monarch Butterfly Tagging with Jackie Taylor, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Aug. 8 – Eco-Tour highlights natural areas including sites rarely seen by visitors, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm – Fee
Aug. 8 – Matthews Boat Program Presentation, 1:00 pm
Aug. 9 – Historic Gibraltar Island Tour from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm – Fee
Aug. 9 – The Lake Erie Islands Nature & Wildlife Center’s Annual Pig Roast at The Goat, 6:00 pm – Fee
Aug. 10 – Stargazing Cruise aboard Miller Ferry – Fee
Aug. 11 – Aquatic Visitor Center Tours, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Take time to explore other island treasure’s including the caves, limestone beaches, State Parks, wineries and the Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial Grounds and Visitor Center.
Sponsors of Island Green Week are The Lake Erie Islands Nature & Wildlife Center, Lake Erie Islands Conservancy and the Put-in-Bay Township Park.
Lodging and transportation information is available at visitputinbay.com or visit SHORESandISLANDS.com. For additional Island Green Week details and savings visit lakeerieislandswildlife.com or phone 419-285-3037.