The Perry County Historical & Cultural Arts Society is hosting a trip to the Cranberry Bog in Buckeye Lake aboard the Queen of the Lake II to be followed with lunch at the Buckeye Lake Yacht Club, Saturday, June 29.
Buckeye Lake State Park is the oldest state park in Ohio. Originally built to provide water to the Ohio Erie Canal system, it became a favorite entertainment spot for Columbus residents when the interurban electric train was built in 1902. By the roaring 20’s there were twelve hotels and an amusement park on the north shore of the lake. Cranberry Bog is the world’s only floating cranberry bog and it boasts flowers, including wild orchids in the summer months.
The trip will depart at 11:00 A.M. at the North Shore Ramp at the Buckeye Lake State Park along Route 79. The maximum capacity for the boat is 40; reservations will go fast, so please call or email Judy McGaughey 740-987-4862 or firstname.lastname@example.org; her address is Box 187, Junction City, 43748. The total cost including lunch at the Yacht Club is $30.00. All proceeds will benefit the programs of the Perry County Historical & Cultural Arts Society.