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Sheldon Marsh State Nature Preserve

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Address: 2715 Cleveland Rd., Huron, OH
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Activities: Birdwatching
Description: This stretch of shoreline comprises a diversity of habitats that sustain a...
This stretch of shoreline comprises a diversity of habitats that sustain a number of plant and animal communities. Over 300 species of birds visit the preserve, and in the springtime, expect a carpet of wildflowers.
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Relax and be in awe!

If you are a birder like us, you will want to go here for at least a day as you will find several other birding sites nearby. Walk on a historic roadway, the first one that went... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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East Sparta, OH
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East Sparta, OH
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

If you are a birder like us, you will want to go here for at least a day as you will find several other birding sites nearby. Walk on a historic roadway, the first one that went to Cedar Point. Great way to meet other friendly people that will help you find warblers during their migrations. Road ends with a... More 

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Sandusky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

This is a wonderful place to walk or run. No dogs, no bikes! Very relaxing and so much nature to see. There are generally birds galore and sometimes an eagle or two and hawks. Deer are there as well as muskrats, chipmunks, squirrels, a fox or two, possums, geese, swans, ducks etc. flowers right now that are plentiful are jack... More 

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Huron, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Sheldon Marsh is a local treasure that provides a paved walking trail as well as side trails through the woods and field. You can also walk along a beach on Lake Erie! Since it is a State Nature Preserve, you are not allowed to bring pets, bicycles or to fee the animals. Just enjoy nature and observe it. I always... More 

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Huron, Ohio
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3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Located in Erie County, Ohio, approximately 2 miles west of Huron on U.S. Route 6. Use the Rye Beach Road exit from SR 2 and proceed west approximately .5 mile to the preserve entrance. We met lots of nice people on our walk, this would be a great place to take kids, but no pets are allowed. Make sure you... More 

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Huron, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014 via mobile

Any season this is a great place to walk. Broad paved walkway out to a beautiful beach. Just wish we could talk our dog.

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Penfield, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

A very nice hike, and a photographers dream. You can chose the dirt path or a paved one to walk on. Kids would love seeing the turtles, chipmunks and squirrels. The squirrels come right up to you, obviously looking for a treat. There's a nice little sandy beach off the trail towards the end. It was definitely worth visiting this... More 

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Plain City, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

This was my first visit, so I really didn't know what to expect. It was a beautiful day and a very nice walk. There are several little offshoots with benches so that you can stay awhile and just enjoy the views and sounds of nature. We saw fat little squirrels that would come right up to you, which means they... More 

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New Philadelphia, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

If your a nature lover this Nature Preserve is a must see. There were a variety of birds ranging from Robins to Red Headed Woodpeckers. The squirrels and chipmunks were so friendly that they would eat peanuts and sunflower seeds right from you hand. The trails are a mix of paved and dirt but both are well maintained. It is... More 

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Norwalk, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

This was my first time to Sheldon Marsh State Nature Preserve and I am planning a trip back later this next week. There are so many different kinds of wildlife to see while walking on the trails. The Squirrels and Chipmunks are VERY friendly and even allowed us to feel them by hand. On our adventure we saw Chipmunks,Squirrels,Bluejays,Red headed... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Lots of animals. Fattest squirrels I have ever seen. Turtles, snakes, birds, fish, chipmunks. Wildflowers, trees, aquatic plants. A great walk

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