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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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Beautiful park with mile long paved trail...

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... read more

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

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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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Sandusky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
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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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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