More From Kelley Island

Most of us tourists got around by golf cart, and Callie did most of the driving!


Here’s the ferry- twin 1200 hp engines driving water jets moving 1400 gallons of water per SECOND, EACH! It really blows your hair back.


The island is full of nice homes, gift shops, restaurants and bars. There are nice beaches as well as big parks and a few small resort hotels and bed/ breakfasts.

I found out that the year-round islanders are a hardy lot. In the winter, where 25′ piles of ice aren’t unheard of at the lakes edge, the ferries can’t get through, so nobody can come or go during the harsh winter months, and no groceries or supplies come or go either. Whew!

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