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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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Nice place to walk and check out the birds

Many species of birds visit this marsh area all year. Bring your binoculars and camera. Wildlife preserve. The old building at end of trail was a water pumping station to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Many species of birds visit this marsh area all year. Bring your binoculars and camera. Wildlife preserve. The old building at end of trail was a water pumping station to support activities at NASA Plum Brook facility. It is no longer in use.

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Connellsville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This place is truly amazing. The history is great. The views are amazing. The wildlife is plentiful. You could easily enjoy a day of fun here. We highly recommend checking it out.

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Salina, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016

Nice walk along a straight paved path or wonder off and hike short trails to the lake. The wildlife photography opportunities are abundant. I captured some great images. Another nice thing is it's within walking distance from Sawmill Creek Resort.

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Huron, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

This is always a great place to walk. This is a nature preserve. Always a lot of birds hawks eagles and others. You can walk all the way to the back where you will end up by Lake Erie. Once there you can walk out on the beach. If you do the whole beach and the marsh it approximately 5... More 

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Huron, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016

This is a very quiet place to go for a walk and see some wildlife. The paths are paved and you can walk to the beach. You may see deer, turtles, many kinds of ducks, beavers, etc. A great place for people who like bird watching.

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Sandusky,OH
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016 via mobile

Needed a quiet walk and this fit the bill. I love taking a walk back here because you will always see some type of wildlife. The grandkids actually don't mind the walk because they spot a bird, squirrels or sometimes a deer

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Brookfield, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2016

Park your car and take a leisurely walk down a paved path that leads to Lake Erie beach. Along the way you may see beavers constructing a dam, a mother skunk and her babies, a red winged black bird, chipmunks and squirrels waiting for a tasty treat. After about 3/4 down the path - to the left - is a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2016

Sheldon Marsh is next to the Sawmill resort, just west of Huron on highway 6. We missed the entrsnce to the parking lot and had to turn around and come back. No dogs or other animals are allowed because it is one of many nature preserves managed by the state of Ohio. There are porta potties about a hundred yards... More 

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Huron, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2016

The main trail is wide, flat and paved making it suitable for all. Perfect spot for bird watching any time of year but particularly so during spring & fall migrations. Plenty of other wildlife to see as well.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful place with great spots to view the wildlife in the wetlands. Perfect for birders. A closed off road provides a wide paved path from the parking lot to Lake Erie.

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