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Sheldon Marsh State Nature Preserve

Address: 2715 Cleveland Rd., Huron, OH
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Ranked #1 of 10 Attractions in Huron
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
Activities: Birdwatching
Owner description: This stretch of shoreline comprises a diversity of habitats that sustain a number of plant and...
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
Activities: Birdwatching
Owner description: 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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Huron, Ohio
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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

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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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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34 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
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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Aiken, SC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Not quite in the Magee Marsh category, but well worth a visit. The road was more productive than the dirt paths, perhaps because of better visibility.

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HURON, OHIO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This is a very well maintained area with a paved path that is even plowed during the winter. Approx. one mile to lake Erie with lots of nature to view. This is an excellent bird watching area as it is situated on their flight path in the spring and fall. This was once the old entrance to Cedar Point until... More 

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Huron, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

Took my kids there a few times and each time we saw something different. Lots of wildlife! Beautiful and peaceful.

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