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Take a day trip or plan a vacation. The Lake Erie Islands remain perhaps Ohio's best-kept secret.
As the temperatures get warmer, the Lake Erie Islands beckon.
Click through the slideshow above for 25 reasons you need to visit. Find each location on the map below.
From unique foods and drinks to historical sites, you can't beat the islands for the ultimate weekend getaway.
Take a day trip or plan a vacation. For those in the know, it's a way of life, still the Lake Erie Islands remain perhaps Ohio's best-kept secret.
Boat over to Put-in-Bay, "the Key West of the North," on South Bass Island, Kelleys Island, Middle Bass Island or just take a road trip to the Port Clinton-Catawba Island-Marblehead area.
Check out this video from Lake Erie Shores and Islands that puts us all is a festive summer mood: