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Mentor Lagoons Nature Preserve

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Bobo185 wrote a review Oct 24
Chardon, Ohio1,217 contributions232 helpful votes
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I went to The Mentor Lagoons Nature Preserve on a very sunny and warm, late October, Friday morning. I had been here before to rent a kayak, but never walked the trails. My goal was to hike at least 3 miles and check out how good the birding is. This is a very birdy place and a great walk; I will be back during migration season…although I saw some good stuff on this walk. My plan was to walk all the trails kind of looping them together in one walk. It turns out that the Woods Trail no longer connects to the Marina View trail due to erosion so I had to do a large backtrack to near the parking lot to the walk the Marina view trail…and then backtrack again. This resulted in about a 5-mile hike for all the trails. All the trails were well marked. At the parking lot the is a short trail that is not on the trail map called the Prairie Trail. It leads to a fake chimney in the middle of the field…presumably to attract Chimney Swifts. It loops back to the main overlook Trail. Shortly after that is the Marsh Overlook trail. It follows the edge of the marsh and is a great walk but head the sign at the trailhead that the path may be impassible if there had been rain recently. I was ¾ of a mile in and came to standing water all around the trail. Had to talk through 4-6 inches of water for 100 yards to continue the hike. It is also for humans only…no horses or pets. Even though it is rustic…I applaud them for having a trail like this…can’t wait to bird it in the spring. The Overlook Trail is very wide and made of crushed stone. Tons of walkers. Joggers, and bikers. There are multiple sets of stairs to go down and access the beach. You can walk further into the State-owned land and add a few more miles to your hike. This is a great little community, and I would recommend it.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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JWu777 wrote a review Jun 2019
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Nice place to get out and get some fresh air! Beautiful scenery, wild life, etc. I enjoy walking back here either with my family or a friend. There are lots of couples too and one was taking nice photos on the beach together - very cute!
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Date of experience: May 2019
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Terry M wrote a review May 2019
Cleveland, Ohio7 contributions
Mentor Lagoons has several walk/bike paths, some of which wind through the woods and Mentor Marsh, as well as a path that goes along the Lake Erie shoreline. There are also paths that have access to the beach to catch some sun or look for beach glass / pretty rocks and stones. It's a a rustic atmosphere, which is fine for me. It's one of my favorites in the Lake County park system. Note that there are porta-potties, but no real restrooms.
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Date of experience: October 2018
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Steven L wrote a review Apr 2019
Richmond, Kentucky283 contributions38 helpful votes
this is a great place to walk around and gather your thoughts and relax whilst getting fit at the same time
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Date of experience: September 2018
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cainman59 wrote a review Nov 2018
Mentor, Ohio3 contributions2 helpful votes
A lovely place to take a stroll in summer ! Quiet and peaceful path that leads to the shore's of Lake Erie !!
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Date of experience: November 2018
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