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Sheldon Marsh State Nature Preserve

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Awesome nature hike through a freshwater estuary. Great birwatching and wildlife mecca with access to Lake Erie beach.

You can spend hours or an entire day and never see the same thing twice. Turtles, fox, fish... read more

Reviewed July 2, 2019
Mario486
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Huron, Ohio
Stop feeding the animals!!!

There is a sign at parking that clearly states, do not feed the animals... u cannot even walk with... read more

Reviewed June 24, 2019
funinthesun44
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Huron, Ohio
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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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2715 Cleveland Rd., Huron, OH
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Reviewed July 2, 2019

You can spend hours or an entire day and never see the same thing twice. Turtles, fox, fish, eagles, snakes, birds and more!

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed June 24, 2019

There is a sign at parking that clearly states, do not feed the animals... u cannot even walk with out the squirrels and ground hogs coming up to you wanting food... almost intimidating.. such a lovely place and if humans keep feeding them, they are...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank funinthesun44
Reviewed June 14, 2019 via mobile

This is one of my favorite places to walk. Nice parking lot right off Rt.6 Cleveland Rd. If you are travelling west it is right after Sawmill Creek Resort from the Rye Beach exit of Rt. 2. There is an one mile paved walkway to...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Patricia L
Reviewed June 6, 2019 via mobile

If I saw 100 squirrels/fox and other 4 legged creatures I’d be understating. Great views, nice mixture of paths. Not super long, if your going for a trail run it’s about 1.5-2.0mi round trip.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank PeteS160
Reviewed May 16, 2019

Had so much fun here! Seen a lot of wildlife, lots of friendly squirrels. Also seen turtles, snakes, frogs, muskrats,and a ton of birds! Make sure you bring your camera!

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Mouseosborne
Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

Not much there. Just a place to take a small little walk. Quiet spot and safe. Locals park. Not much of a tourist spot.

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed August 4, 2018

I went with my wife who had gone two days in a row. I went golfing right next door and slept in the other. I had to go after she showed me a video of a deer right off the trail watching her. We saw...More

Date of experience: July 2018
3  Thank jeremybT1770RG
Reviewed July 29, 2018 via mobile

This was a lovely little adventure to take my breakfast. I just went as far as the first marsh but it was so beautiful and green! There were a lot of birds and butterflies to watch. It was very peaceful! There was plenty of free...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank travelrelaxrepeat
Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

This is a great place for a walk to observe local wildlife. If you make it to the end you can enjoy beautiful views of Lake Erie.

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank megano1
Reviewed July 16, 2018

Oh yeah. We kayaked from the marina (20 minutes). Wow. Super soft sand. Very secluded. We hung out for almost an hour. Must do.

Date of experience: July 2018
3  Thank daqattaq
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Laura P
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Response from 1945kathyking | Reviewed this property |
You can wade in the water but it isn't recommended you swim in the water. It isn't very sandy. Head to Nickle Plate Beach up the road. it is still a do not miss though! Enjoy!
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