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180-year-old Bible returned home to Kelleys Island
The News Messenger
June 30, 2012

Fox 8 Cleveland – Kelleys Island Staycation
May 2012

Kelleys Island Full Of History

Ohio News Network

September 9, 2010

From old wineries to ice boats, Kellys Island on Lake Erie is full of more than 200 years of history.

A tale of 2 Lake Erie islands

South Bass parties while Kelleys keeps the peace

August 30, 2009 – Chicago Tribune

While you need to make an effort to flee the party on South Bass, on Kelleys you need to make an effort to find it. Here it feels more as if you’re joining something — a community, a mind-set, an intersection of life and character that already was and will continue to be after you leave. South Bass is largely transients, a bunch of Ohio mainlanders who weren’t there Wednesday and won’t be there Monday.

PBS – Naked Science: Great Lakes

August, 2009

Kelleys Island and the Glacial Grooves are extensively featured

Fourteen thousand years ago, a thick ice sheet a mile deep covered the continent of North America. Concealed beneath this vast expanse of ice, one of the worlds greatest geological mysteries, The Great Lakes, were forming. The Great Lakes are the worlds largest fresh water system but how these Great Lakes formed is still a mystery that scientists are trying to figure out. Many theories abound as to what gouged out the depths of these lakes. Were the deepest lake basins formed by the formidable grinding powers of a giant glacier? Or were they the result of an almighty comet crashing through the atmosphere and exploding about the site of the lakes? Naked Science explores all the possibilities of how these vast inland seas of blue gold were formed.

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CNN – America’s healthiest beach and lake getaways

July 3, 2009

We know your summer vacation time is precious: You want to land where you can truly relax, breathe fresh air, get in some exercise and eat well — without breaking the bank. That’s why we teamed up with a panel of travel and health experts to help us find the healthiest of the nation’s most popular beach and lake towns.

They evaluated air and water quality, the abundance of parks, the cost of a hotel room and more to zero in on the top 10 healthiest getaways. When you’re ready for that much-deserved vacay, you won’t go wrong with one of these 10 shore bets.

9. Kelleys Island, Ohio

If you’re looking for seclusion, this is it. This 4-mile island in Lake Erie has just 367 year-round residents and is only reachable via a 20-minute ferry ride from Marblehead and Sandusky, Ohio (unless you hire a private boat or small plane).

You can bike everywhere, hike in the wooded areas or bring your own scuba gear to explore the offshore shipwrecks. The beach at the state park is cleaned daily and has a play area for pets.

Kelleys Island Wine Company has al fresco dining with salads and healthy pizzas. “I love the fact that the owners grow their own herbs on site,” Frechman says. Right on the water, Captain’s Corner serves its club sandwich on whole-grain bread and has local fish dishes.

Stay here: With just 31 rooms, the new Kelleys Island Venture Resort (starting at $195 per night) is the biggest place to stay here. B&B options like Eagle’s Nest cost around $100 per night.

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