The list below includes 64 free or cheap things to do in or near Oak Harbor, Ohio, including 29 different types of inexpensive activities like Bird Watching, Nature & Wildlife Areas, Parks and Historic Sites.
From Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge to Magee Marsh Wildlife Area, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Oak Harbor and in nearby cities like Findlay, Toledo, Fremont and Huron.
The Shade Acres Campground offers guests the chance to reserve tent and RV campsites, cottages, bunk houses, and mobile homes. The campground's signature rental venue is a house with cable television and a VCR.
Located along the water, Marblehead Lighthouse State Park features a museum and a lighthouse that is open for public tours. The park provides picnic areas as well as views of Cedar Point and nearby islands.
The South Bass Island Lighthouse was light for the first time in 1897 and is included in the National Register of Historic Places. It is the home of the OSU research. On the site there are also the 1899 barn and the 1897 oil house.
At the Lake Erie Islands Historical Society, visitors can view a variety of artifacts from the Hotel Victory or watch an island history video. The site also maintains a collection of maritime and model ships.
Standing 352 feet high, the Perry's Victory & International Peace Memorial was built by the end of 1915 and is the world's largest Doric column. It commemorates the battle of Lake Eerie in the War of 1812, while also celebrating the peace which followed.
All that remains of a once active Civil War POW Depot is the Johnson Island Confederate Cemetery, a must see destination for Civil War buffs. Informational plaques and artifacts are on display on the site where over 10,000 prisoners were kept in the stockade.
Built in 1821, Marblehead Lighthouse is the oldest operating lighthouse on the Great Lakes. There is a museum on the grounds with displays and artifacts representing the colorful history of the lighthouse and the people who lived there.