Left Put In Bay today for Middle Bass Island. Apparently a new marina is there with lots of space. Looking forward to the trip which is just a short jump from South Bass Island to Middle Bass Island. Arrived with sunny skies and great slip availability. This marina is huge. It has enough slips for all sizes of boats. Since we are only staying here for the day and heading to Sandusky for the night we got off early. Choosing to take our bikes for a spin around the island. Quiet, not touristy at all. Visited several little stops but realized quickly this is a more laid back atmosphere.
Talked with a few locals who recommended the restaurant, Walleye’s, near the marina. Popped in for an ice cream after our beautiful trek by bike around the island. We decided that Walleye’s deserved a much more detailed look. Out back of the restaurant is a laid back island atmosphere complete with large wading pool, waterfall and beautiful flora. We felt like we were in the islands in the Caribbean. Ordered pina coladas for us and a virgin one for Aiden. The water was shallow and really cold. I think they must change the water in the pool often or it would have been much warmer. Stayed the entire afternoon, sipping coladas, playing water volleyball, sort of, and multiple games of corn hole bean toss. Gotta make one of these for Beaver Island.
Middle Bass Island is the small, quiet island with not much to do but if you love this lifestyle you will want to visit here. We also found out that as a quest you can come to Walleye’s anytime, for free, as well as a full swimming pool available on the other side of the island at a “resort” called St. Hazards Resort which offers people a MUCH cheaper alternative to the lodging on Put-n-Bay. They have many small cabins and villas to rent as well and tent camping areas, places to park your camper or travel trailer. They also have some waterfront condos to rent on the water. The beach still needs work and this could be considered a sleepy, almost run down (to some folks) place to be. But we loved it.