A day on the island, slightly off season

Kelley's Island Travel Blog

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Inscription Rock. Very VERY early Americans carved interesting inscriptions on the top. There's a hut over it to keep it from weathering further.

After getting off the ferry, we stopped first at inscription rock.  It was this large slab of limestone that had some bird poo and a dead fish on it.  Not real thrilling, I thought.  Then I read what it was all about.  There are pictures carved into this rock that date from 1200 to 1600 AD.  Wow!  Most of them have weathered completely away, but you still faintly make out some pictures.  It was really an amazing thing to see.

From there it was time to eat.  We ate at this neat place down by the lake.  Unfortunately, I can't remember the name!  If I remember it (or one of my family members helps me out) I'll post it.  Our food was yummy but be prepared!  They are truly on "island time".  However, we didn't mind much; it was a beautiful day!

Next it was off to the glacial grooves.

Our transportation. We brought our own bikes over.
  The pictures pretty much say it all.  What amazing geological formations!  Even for someone who takes no interest in geology, they are really cool.

We peeked over at the beach which was beautiful compared to the rock beach on South Bass Island.  It's very shallow and allows for plenty of room to play.

We did some shopping and went through the museum.  Cute little stop.  The museum is in an old church.

Then, out to the winery.  I was a bit disappointed to find out that they import their grape juice.  One of my favorite wineries is on South Bass Island, and the grapes are grown right up on the island.

The grooves at ground level.
  That, to me, is truly "local."  However, it was good wine.  The sampler tray was a good value at a little less than $1.00 for an oz/2 oz taste.  Bread was $1.50 and worth it to "cleanse" the palette between tastes.  If you want Kelley's Island wine, you're going to pretty much have to go there.  I've never seen it on mainland other than right around the dock.  The winery is for sale for $1.4 million if you're interested! :)

We rode our bikes a bit more.  We stopped at this restaurant/bar on the far west side that had a limited menu and less than impressive food.  We just got snacks.  It was a nice break to rest our "bike butts".

Overall, it was a VERY enjoyable day.  I would gladly go back! :)

 

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Inscription Rock.  Very VERY early…
Inscription Rock. Very VERY earl…
Our transportation. We brought our…
Our transportation. We brought ou…
The grooves at ground level.
The grooves at ground level.
Looking ahead to Kelleys.  You ca…
Looking ahead to Kelley's. You c…
Looking at Perrys on South Bass I…
Looking at Perry's on South Bass …
Sailing Lake Erie
Sailing Lake Erie
The Yacht Club
The "Yacht Club"
Inscription Rock.  Very VERY early…
Inscription Rock. Very VERY earl…
Looking down on where we ate.  Yum…
Looking down on where we ate. Yu…
The bar where we ate lunch.
The bar where we ate lunch.
What its all about.
What it's all about.
The sign telling you that youve r…
The sign telling you that you've …
Really incredible formations made …
Really incredible formations made…
What interesting patterns all done…
What interesting patterns all don…
Where the grooves end because the …
Where the grooves end because the…
Looking out over the quarry that d…
Looking out over the quarry that …
More glacial groove shots.
More glacial groove shots.
Glacial Grooves. Neat, huh?
Glacial Grooves. Neat, huh?
You can kind of see a good size co…
You can kind of see a good size c…
The glacial grooves are interestin…
The glacial grooves are interesti…
Deep grooves and a crack from the …
Deep grooves and a crack from the…
Heading up to the grooves walkway.
Heading up to the grooves walkway.
Very amazing formations
Very amazing formations
Looking down the grooves.
Looking down the grooves.
A very nice beach.  A little cold …
A very nice beach. A little cold…
The Kelley house.
The Kelley house.
Island natives.
Island natives.
The winery.  Its for sale, you kn…
The winery. It's for sale, you k…
Winery, WOOHOO!
Winery, WOOHOO!
Sitting on the dock of the bay... …
Sitting on the dock of the bay...…
A messy native.
A messy native.
This would be a great picture exce…
This would be a great picture exc…
Neat photo.  Good job, Mom!
Neat photo. Good job, Mom!
The sun sets on a beautiful island…
The sun sets on a beautiful islan…
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