One of the three Bass Islands, named for the abundance of smallmouth bass in Lake Erie’s western basin, this 750-acre island is home to about 30 year-round residents – although that number tops 1,000 between May and October. Originally named “Island of Flowers” by the French, Middle Bass Island is a naturalist’s paradise with outstanding bird watching opportunities especially at the Keuhnle Wildlife Area. Middle Bass Island State Park includes a 180-slip marina, new harbor master facility and visitors center, and primitive campground. There are a small number of shops and restaurants available. Visit their Facebook page for up-to-date information!