south off Ward Road.
East Quarry has not been worked for many years. Most of the stone
mined here was used as flux for steel mills, being of a different
stratum from that of the North and West Quarries. Eventually, the
Kelleys Island Lime and Transport Company donated the area for
public use, first to the Cleveland Museum of Natural History and,
later, to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.
Rich in fossil remains, it is a favorite haunt for collectors. At
the east end of the quarry is a spring-fed pond, a fine fishing
"hole" especially for youngsters. Also in the bed of the
quarry are the remains of the railroad lines which once connected
the East Quarry to the West Dock.
South of the quarry itself is a large wooded area, mostly of red
cedar, which is intersected by fire lanes, which makes for
comfortable and relaxing hiking. Also, among the trees and
underbrush are to be found the foundations of houses which once
stood here. Today this woods abounds in wild-life: deer, rabbits,
foxes, raccoons, and, at one time, eagles. In this peaceful
setting it is difficult to imagine the bustling activity which
once took place here.
From Kelleys Island, A Tour Guide