PUT-IN-BAY, OHIO, November 14, 2022 — The Put-in-Bay Township Park District (PIBTPD) is proud to announce they have been awarded a Destination Development Grant, presented recently by the Ottawa County Visitors Bureau, part of Shores & Islands Ohio, the destination marketing organization for Erie and Ottawa counties.  

More than $98,000 in grants were awarded to 19 different Ottawa County-based recipients under this new program, a major component of Shores & Islands’ strategic plan that focuses on supporting efforts to enhance the destination for visitors and residents alike.

This matching grant program is for the purpose of assisting Ottawa County businesses, organizations, and communities in developing activities or projects that will attract and engage visitors, serve and educate regional tourism partners, and generate economic growth for their communities and the region through travel and tourism development.

The PIBTPD received a grant for the purpose of completing access improvements and adding signage at Massie Cliffside Preserve. These improvements will enhance the overall experience and accessibility for visitors to the preserve. 

Shores & Islands Ohio received applications for a variety of projects from across the county including expansions, restoration, signage and infrastructure improvements, start-ups of new tourism-enhancing businesses, marketing, and more. The grants support tourism industry and community collaborations that maximize the economic return on public and private investments, spur increased visitation and enhance the quality of life for residents. Read more about the grant and all the recipients at

For more information on Massie Cliffside Preserve, please visit our dedicated park page by clicking here.