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Sheldon Marsh State Nature Preserve

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Address: 2715 Cleveland Rd., Huron, OH
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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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Sheldon Marsh Preserve is a blessing to the soul. Good paved walkways allow you to see the wild life(especially water fowl), marshes and a wonderful, wide beach. There are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Granville, Ohio
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Granville, Ohio
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Sheldon Marsh Preserve is a blessing to the soul. Good paved walkways allow you to see the wild life(especially water fowl), marshes and a wonderful, wide beach. There are frequent benches to rest on and a nice overlook to watch the marsh. I have seen bald eagles, trumpeter swans, wood ducks and many others.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

Strange though they don't allow dogs. Seems like a perfect spot to walk your dog. The area though is well paved with lots of beautiful trees and squirrels. We stopped on our way to Cedar Point. Trail is about 1 mile and easy.

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Cleveland, OH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

Awesome walking path for spotting wildlife and an amazing beach at the end with the softest sand I've ever seen in Ohio. Not to be missed!

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Attica, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Very nice well maintained park. Paved trails and cleared overlook areas. Bird watching paradise! At the end of the paved trail...about one mile long is a beautiful non-swimming beach. Unfortunately no pets are allowed.

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Huron, Ohio
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34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Great place to walk and view nature and aquatic life in a natural preserve. Very family friendly and romantic walk for couples. Lake Erie is at the end with a beautiful sandy beach but no swimming here! A "must see" for people visiting the area!

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Huron, Ohio
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58 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

If you are into bird-watching or into watching people who bird-watch, this is your spot on a large boardwalk. Be sure to understand the rules of the road here. Do not walk in front of people's cameras or binoculars, do not carry food with you, be polite and don't bring small children. The people here are serious about their hobby... More 

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Bellevue, OH
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

We walk this trail almost every week. It is paved and leads back to a beach. It always seems to restore both our energy and serenity.

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East Sparta, OH
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

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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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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