Explore Middle Bass Island
A Hidden Gem in the Western Basin of Lake Erie
Just two miles north of its island neighbor, Put-in-Bay, Middle Bass offers a refreshing island escape with no hint of mainland frenzy.
Miller Ferry runs directly to Middle Bass Island from Catawba, or board the Sonny-S Boat from the Boardwalk on Put-in-Bay 216-644-4220.
Historic Lonz Winery ~ Operated by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, the historic castle-like structure was refurbished for tours (TBD due to COVID). Explore the wine cellars that date back to the Civil War era, glacial grooves and a frog pond on the grounds. Relax on the patio or pavilion, also open to groups.
Lonz Summer Tours: Not available at this time due to COVID. Self guided tours may be available on weekends in the summer.
Middle Bass Island State Park Campground ~ Primitive camping area that offers non-electric sites May 15 – October 15 at no charge. Call (419) 285-0311 for availability. Each sites offers a fire ring and picnic table.
JF Walleyes Bar & Restaurant ~ Family friendly pool with grotto and waterfalls, golf cart rentals, Tiki Boutique Gift Shop and vacation rentals.
Middle Bass Island General Store ~ Groceries, carry-out, Uncle Joe’s Pizza and island apparel.
Walking Trails & Preserves ~ Peterson Woods, Kuehnle Wildlife Refuge, East Point Preserve, Costello Nature Preserve, wetlands, eagles’ nest, kayaking, birding, fishing charters and ideal bicycling.
Middle Bass Music Fest ~ Held at the historic Lonz Winery at Middle Bass Island State Park on Saturday, July 17, 2021 from noon– 8:00 pm, free admission and all are welcome. Lonz Winery is one of Ohio’s most historic destinations.