Island Links

Kelleys Island Chamber of Commerce

"Kelleys Island is the largest U.S. Island in the western basin of Lake Erie and considered the Walleye Fishing Destination of the world. With a landmass of twenty-eight hundred acres and an eighteen-mile shoreline, the island has a lot to offer. There are a variety of seasonal activities and events, places to explore, and a rich cultural and natural history to discover -- something for everyone!"

Kelleys Island has a vibrant downtown area with many restaurants and shops that cater to vacationers. If you are not familiar with what is on Kelleys Island, the Chamber of Commerce web site is a great guide.

Nature Preserve & Boardwalk

"A visit to Kelleys Island North Pond State Nature Preserve is an opportunity to view nature at its finest, a true unfolding of life's mysteries. The scenery and wildlife constantly change, are never dull and are always colorful and exciting. A special feature of Kelleys Island North Pond State Nature Preserve is the mile-long recycled plastic lumber boardwalk."

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The Glacial Grooves

"The Glacial Grooves on the north side of Kelleys Island are the largest easily accessible such grooves in the world. They were scoured into solid limestone bedrock about 18,000 years ago by the great ice sheet which covered part of North America."

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Inscription Rock

"This large limestone rock is on the south shore of Kelleys Island just east of downtown. The 32 x 21’ surface of the rock is covered with one of the finest examples of aboriginal art in the Great Lakes region."

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"Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location."

Kelleys Island Historical Association

"Kelleys Island (Erie County, OH), the largest American island in Lake Erie, lies some four miles off the coast of the mainland at Marblehead.  First settled by the Erie Indians nearly a millennium ago, its first Anglo-American settlers arrived during the first decade of the 19th Century.  However, the “Historic” era did not begin until the 1830s when the entire island was purchased by Datus and Irad Kelley (two brothers from the Cleveland area)."

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Kelleys Island illustration

4-H Campers photo

Lake Erie beach photo