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Lake Erie Islands Water Trail State Designation Dedication

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August 6, 2019
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM


Tom Arbour


Pavilion at Oak Point State Park, Put-in-Bay, South Bass Island
765 Bayview Avenue
Put-in-Bay, OH 43456 United States
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Join us on August 6 for the Lake Erie Islands Water Trail State Designation Dedication! This is a very exciting event!

Please RSVP by August 1st to Heidi Hetzel-Evans by email at heidi.hetzel-evans@dnr.state.oh.us or by phone at 614-265-6520. This will reserve a spot for a kayak and a shuttle from the Miller Ferry Dock (pickup from the shuttle that leaves Catawba at 9:00am) to Oak Point. A return shuttle will leave after the ceremony at 12:15pm to return to the ferry dock to be on the ferry that leaves at 1:00pm.

Description of the event: ODNR, the Put-in-Bay Township Park District and the Lake Erie Water Trail Partners will be hosting a state water trail designation ceremony featuring director Mary Mertz. The event will begin at 10:30 and feature speakers who were key to the development of the Lake Erie Water Trail. The program will conclude with Director Mertz designating the Lake Erie Islands as the next state water trail.  Afterwards, at 11:00, participants will join Director Mertz on a kayak float in Put-In-Bay to Gibraltar Island that will last approximately 45 minutes. Light refreshments will be provided.  Since parking at Oak Point is extremely limited, we suggestyou leave your vehicle on the mainland. For guests who RSVP, please depart Catawba on the Miller Ferry at 9 a.m.(pay your own way)  and then a shuttle at the ferry dock on South Bass Island at 9:30 and arrive at Oak Point State Park at 10:00 a.m.  After thedesignation ceremony and kayak float, a shuttle will pick up attendees at 12:15 p.m. and return them to the ferry dock in order to board the 1:00 p.m. ferry back to the mainland. Kayaks and spaces on the shuttle are limited, please RVSP as soon as you are able.  You are also welcome to bring your own kayak.