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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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great place to walk

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Pam R
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Huron, Ohio
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Huron, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 stars 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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Marion
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 stars 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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Cape Cod
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

This is a great trail for someone who wants a relatively short easy trail to the lake. It covers marsh, woods and the lakeshore, with a jetty. During spring migration I saw many different types of birds. Wood ducks, coots, an immature Bald Eagle, eared grebe, warbling vireos, egrets and the usual suspects as well. Some boardwalk, some dirt &... More 

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Royal Oak, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

There is one long paved walkway and several offshoot paths, take them all. Be sure to go to the end to Lake Erie. I'm not sure what this place is like in the summer but on a beautiful spring day it was nice and quiet and very relaxing.

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Huron, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Sheldon's Marsh is a gem. The paved road takes you first through a meadow, then through a forest, next to the marsh, and finally to Lake Erie. This is an easy walk for anyone, as there are benches along the way to rest. The only drawback, besides the popularity of the place, is that several people feed the squirrels so... More 

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Granville, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2016

Sheldon Marsh Preserve is a blessing to the soul. Good paved walkways allow you to see the wild life(especially water fowl), marshes and a wonderful, wide beach. There are frequent benches to rest on and a nice overlook to watch the marsh. I have seen bald eagles, trumpeter swans, wood ducks and many others.

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