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Mentor Lagoons Nature Preserve

8365 Harbor Drive, Mentor, OH 44060
440-974-5794
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Ranked #4 of 9 attractions in Mentor
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Owner description: It's a natural destination! Escape to the tranquility of nature and explore the beauty of an unspoiled beach and miles of hiking and water trails.... more » Owner description: It's a natural destination! Escape to the tranquility of nature and explore the beauty of an unspoiled beach and miles of hiking and water trails. Located on the shores of Lake Erie, just 30 minutes east of Cleveland, you'll find 450 acres of green space with 1-1/2 miles of shoreline with rare dune plants, a riverine marsh and mature oak bluff. Over 150 species of birds have been recorded, making this a top birding location. Electric carts are available on a first come basis for the handicapped. Call 440-205-3625 in advance to reserve. « less
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

This was a nice place to take a relaxing walk and shoot some pictures. Very relaxing! Not far from the hotel either. worth the visit!

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Mentor, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

I had docked my boat at this place years ago before it was a park. Since then the city has created a multi-use area maintaining gated entry into the docking area with trails around the surrounding area. That means there is no direct access to drive up to the beach. You'll be walking the trails or the road that runs... More

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Mentor, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Trail has many birds, views and interesting Ohio wildlife. Check with the Mentor Marsh visitors center for periodic guided hikes.

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mentor
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39 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

If you like nature and need a handful of it, check this place out. They have paddle boats and canoe down the river to the lake. Lots of boat and people all around.

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Yuma, AZ
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

It is the off season for bird watching so disappointed we didn't see more birds. But happy to see what birds we did see. Enjoyed looking at Lake Erie and boats.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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65 reviews 65 reviews
22 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

This is a lovely environment to explore a little of the diverse and always fascinating Ohio North Coast. Spring and fall are special but there is something unique to enjoy in every season of the year.

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Solon, Ohio
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72 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013 via mobile

Took a walk today on the Lake View trail. It was ok, basically like walking down an unpaved road with no traffic. We will probably go back and try some of the other paths and see what the preserve looks like when all the foliage has come in. We were able to get down to the beach, which was nice... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

There are some nice paths to walk though. If walking with a stroller make sure it's durable enough for rocky paths.

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Willoughby, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

First let me say, I am a diver for the Fire dept. so I come here quite often to drill in the lovely "zero visability" waters of the lagoons. We practice there monthly and even ice dive during winter months. This place has very nice trails and it seems the people using the trails take the time to keep the... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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24 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

The Lagoon is filled with birds and dense woods with trails to walk bike or jog. Pretty Trails...across the street is the marina.

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