- The list below includes 68 free or cheap things to do in or near Oak Harbor, Ohio, including 59 different types of inexpensive activities like Nature & Wildlife Areas, Bowling, Observatories & Planetariums and Bird Watching.
- From Sportsmen's Migratory Bird Center to Magee Marsh Wildlife Area, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Oak Harbor and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Port Clinton, Put in Bay, Sandusky and Toledo.
Featuring a variety of wildlife exhibits, Sportsmen's Migratory Bird Center offers visitors a chance to bird-watch from its 40-ft observation tower. There are interactive displays that teach visitors about the native plants and wildlife in the region.
Often called a bird watching mecca, Magee Marsh Wildlife Area is home to more than 2,000 acres of Lake Erie shoreline marshlands. With miles of nature trails, secluded seating and picnic areas, visitors are sure to experience the wildlife up close.
The Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge manages over 6,500 acres of wetlands, forest, and swamp land. Established as a habitat for waterfowl and endangered bird species, today, visitors enjoy the 10 miles of hiking trails and communing with nature.
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13551 West State Route 2, Oak Harbor, OH 43449 MoreLess Info
Visitors can view a variety of birds native to the northwestern Ohio region at Black Swamp Bird Observatory. The regional bird species include geese, swans, ducks, herons, egrets, bitterns, hawks, ospreys, and eagles.
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8831 Canada Goose Court, Oak Harbor, OH 43449 MoreLess Info
Erie Drifter Sportfishing is an excursion company that offers Walleye, smallmouth Bass, and Perch fishing from April to November. The company also has Salmon and Steelhead Trout fishing from July to August.
A popular bowling alley in Oak Harbor, 20th Century Lanes offers both league and open bowling. Additionally, special tournaments and other events are hosted at this locale including cosmic, or glow-in-the-dark bowling.
At Fisherman's Wharf, guests will have the opportunity to purchase a wide variety of bait and tackle goods. The location, which carries brand name lures, deli sandwiches, and beverages, also sells a variety of clothing items and boating supplies.