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Mentor Lagoons Nature Preserve

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Address: 8365 Harbor Drive, Mentor, OH 44060
Phone Number: 440-974-5794
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Description: It's a natural destination! Escape to the tranquility of nature and...
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.
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secret hide away

It is about a mile walk to the most secluded beach. No bathrooms when you get there. It is beautiful!! The walk to the beach is very quiet, no highway traffic, no people, just the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 14, 2014
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Cleveland, Ohio
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Mentor, Ohio
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Loved the trails, some groomed, some through the woods for variety. You can also access the great beach of Lake Erie!

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Cleveland, Ohio
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

It is about a mile walk to the most secluded beach. No bathrooms when you get there. It is beautiful!! The walk to the beach is very quiet, no highway traffic, no people, just the sound of nature. When you get to the beach, all you see in either direction is sand and lake. There might be a couple people... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

I recently spent a very enjoyable hour with two friends kayaking around the Mentor Lagoon. We rented one "two-person" and one "one-person" kayak. Both were in excellent condition. As we were kayaking in a lagoon, it was very easy to do (no waves). The price was very reasonable and the young woman who rented us the kayaks was pleasant and... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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54 reviews 54 reviews
13 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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132 reviews 132 reviews
39 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 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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15 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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
39 helpful votes 39 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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113 helpful votes 113 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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