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North Pond State Nature Preserve

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Lovely Hike

We took a longer hike than intended because we took a wrong turn. I was a nice trail but a super... read more

Reviewed October 10, 2018
SPRINGFIELD, United States
Great place to work and learn about nature on the island

If you need a place to enjoy a long walk/run and see the woods and lake, the North Pond is an... read more

Reviewed August 10, 2017
Mark Z
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Oct 10, 2018
“Lovely Hike”
Aug 24, 2018
“Boardwalk to Marsh and Lakefront”
Ward Rd, Kelleys Island, OH
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Reviewed October 10, 2018

We took a longer hike than intended because we took a wrong turn. I was a nice trail but a super HOT day!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 343danq
Reviewed August 24, 2018

A long boardwalk allows visitors to explore a marshy area. Parking is across the road from the trail head. The boardwalk wanders through a good deal of button brush. One leg of the trail goes out to Lake Erie. When we visited in mid August,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 18, 2018 via mobile

North Pond State Nature Preserve is a simple nature hike on Kelley’s Island. It’s simple walking (some minor incline) and easy for kids. After a few minutes walk you can take a right at the recycled plastic boardwalk to a sandy beach on Lake Erie...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed March 24, 2018 via mobile

Kelly’s island is loaded with unique geologic and biologic features this one has a nice little boardwalk access to the beach swamp woods fields all sorts of wildlife and no people so it is quiet you can hear the birds and just linger and enjoy...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed August 10, 2017

If you need a place to enjoy a long walk/run and see the woods and lake, the North Pond is an excellent location. The paths are good and the docks over the pond make it easy to access the beach.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Mark Z
Reviewed June 2, 2017 via mobile

This was my boys' favorite part of the day! The hike was short. They saw snails, slugs, frogs, fish, and water snakes! They played on the beach and skipped rocks. They saw across to Canada. It was awesome!

Date of experience: June 2017
Reviewed November 20, 2016

The North Pond Nature Preserve protects about 30 acres of pristine, natural wetland nestled between Ward Road and Kelleys Island’s North Bay of Lake Erie. Through the preserve is a boardwalk stretching between the entrance on Ward Road to the beach on North Bay with...More

Date of experience: November 2016
1  Thank Steve1362
Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

We came across the boardwalk as we were exploring the beach. It was neat that it was accessible from both the beach and the road. However, there was not much information about the fact that the pond was aging and nearly filled in as a...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank DebbieG481
Reviewed October 16, 2015

Of the three trails on state park land on Kelleys Island this is the simplest one and the one with the least to see, although it provides a good look at the way the island used to look before it was logged in the 19th...More

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank Gryfudd
Reviewed September 24, 2015

We enjoyed the wonderful nature walk ending up on the shores of Lake Erie. Part of the walk is a board walk. Was hoping to see more birds or wildlife but the walk itself was very good. There is a viewing station on one section...More

Date of experience: September 2015
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