Kelleys Island trip planner
Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free
Things to do: nature, theme parks
Kelleys Island is both a village in Erie County, Ohio, United States, and the island which it fully occupies in Lake Erie. Originally known as Island Number 6 and later Cunningham Island, it was renamed in 1840 for brothers Datus and Irad Kelley, who were largely responsible for cultivatating the island's quarrying, logging and winemaking industries.Originally inhabited by Native Americans, Kelleys Island was used by the US Military as a rendezvous post during The War of 1812. During the early 19th century, several different groups made ill-fated attempts to harvest the island's limestone and lumber resources; none were successful until the Kelley brothers made their attempt in the 1830s. The population was 312 at the 2010 census.Today, Kelleys Island is primarily a vacation destination, and sees thousands of visitors each summer. Notable attractions include its various beaches, parks, and campgrounds. Several ferries provide regular transport for most travelers; the island also features a number of marinas, as well as a small airfield for private planes. It is the largest of the American Lake Erie Islands, and is a part of the Sandusky, Ohio Metropolitan Statistical Area.Arrange all the small, but important details of your Kelleys Island trip itinerary using our United States tourist route planner.
Create a full itinerary — for free!
Plan your trip to Kelleys Island
Get a personalized planA complete day-by-day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your plan. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
Best things to do in Kelleys Island
Millions of travel reviews
Where to stay
Browse hundreds of hotels and read guest reviews on the world's leading online travel agency website.
Extend your holiday
Visit top cities near Kelleys Island
Recently planned trips to Kelleys IslandView more plans
9 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, relaxing, historic sites, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, relaxing, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 6 days in Kelleys Island BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 2 days in Kelleys Island BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, kids, culture, outdoors, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: June, kids, culture, outdoors, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Kelleys Island BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium