The Lake Erie Islands are in Lake Erie, one of the five Great Lakes in North America and serve as a major tourist, resort or summer home destination. Located north of the southern shore of Lake Erie (also known as "America's North Coast" between Cleveland and Toledo, Ohio, the islands are accessible via ferry boat from a number of locations in Ohio. Lake Erie was named after the Erie Native American tribe who lived along its southern shore prior to exploration by Europeans.
- Glacial Grooves, located on Kelleys Island, Erie County, in Lake Erie. State Park. Free. []
- Crystal Cave, the world's record, largest geode in the world. Located under Heineman Winery on South Bass Island. Tour of winery included in $5.00 fee to tour. Crystals in lengths of up to 18 inches inside of this geode that you and others can stand up in.
- Go back to the mainland and see the shoreline Lake Erie Circle Tour. The drive (or boat ride) takes you through the Working Waterfronts around Buffalo NY, Cleveland OH, Detroit MI, Erie PA, Toledo, OH, and southern Ontario is intermingled with beautiful preservations of flora and fauna as well as the history of North America's first westward expansion, the Northwest Territory.