Let’s stay in island mode for a bit longer. Kelleys Island is anchored in the Western wing of Lake Erie (the shallowest, and therefore warmest of the Great Lakes). In contrast to Mackinac, Kelleys Island does allow cars (note: the only way to reach the island is by ferry), but it is not as if there will ever be heavy traffic. There are less than 300 permanent residents living in the village of Kelleys Island, and the preferred method of transportation (other than the self-propelled varieties) is actually a golf cart. Along with offering charming lakeside accommodations, including cottages/cabins, authentic B&Bs, resorts, and quaint inns, “Lake Erie’s Emerald Isle” is also covered in large part by Kelleys Island State Park (be sure to check out the Glacial Grooves), as well as historical landmarks, a sculpture garden, a children’s camp, and a few small beaches, including the pretty, pebble-strewn stretch coincidentally called “Pebble Beach.” Otherwise, mini-putt, breweries, kayaking, scuba diving, and even a butterfly greenhouse will keep all family members entertained.  

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