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Mentor Lagoons Nature Preserve

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Address: 8365 Harbor Dr, Mentor, OH 44060-1413
Phone Number: +1 440-974-5794
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It's a natural destination! Escape to the tranquility of nature and explore...

It's a natural destination! Escape to the tranquility of nature and explore the beauty of an unspoiled beach and miles of hiking and water trails. Located on the shores of Lake Erie, just 30 minutes east of Cleveland, you'll find 450 acres of green space with 1-1/2 miles of shoreline with rare dune plants, a riverine marsh and mature oak bluff. Over 150 species of birds have been recorded, making this a top birding location. Electric carts are available on a first come basis for the handicapped. Call 440-205-3625 in advance to reserve.

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Mentor Lagoons for kayaking, hiking or bicycling - great experience

The Park service took us on a guided kayak tour (we supplied the horsepower) through the lagoons and right into Lake Erie. Beautiful scenery and lots of water fowl. The hiking... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Mentor, Ohio
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Mentor, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Park service took us on a guided kayak tour (we supplied the horsepower) through the lagoons and right into Lake Erie. Beautiful scenery and lots of water fowl. The hiking trails go pretty deep into the woods and you will come across deer and wildlife. The bike trail is especially fun as once you get to the top, you've... More 

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Mentor, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I have walked the trails and I have biked on the gravel trail. Love the sound of the lake and wind. Not crowded. There is Kayaking (renttal) on the marsh waterway to the lake.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

We enjoy walking here. When hot we can walk in wooded area to stay in shade There is beach access which of course is great Only bathroom facility is portapotty

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Eastlake, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

The Lagoons is one of my favorite parks. It is along the Lake Erie Shore, offers golf carts for handicapped accessibility, and has beautiful trails land paths.

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Thank Ann V
mentor
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016 via mobile

So the cleveland museum took this over and decided to spray the whole 1 section of the marsh with helicopter full of pesticide killer to kill all the fragmities that took over. They also brought in a machine to crush and kill everything in its path. I guess it's an okay place if you want to see dead flat smashed... More 

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Mentor, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

Enjoyed this summer's Kayaking here! Only $10 per hour and includes paddles & required life jacket. It was my first time ever kayaking and it was great at Mentor Lagoons because it wasn't real busy, the employees were very helpful and the sights are beautiful! We would go to the "waterfall" and turn around-just an hours time. We, also, ventured... More 

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Chardon, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016 via mobile

We decided to check out this park after hearing about how nice and quiet it was. We took the Shoreline Trail, about a mile long. It was very cool on a hot afternoon, with nice shady areas, some benches to sit and views of the lake. A nice getaway for a couple of hours. The other trail we took was... More 

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Mentor, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016

We take the boat out and catch Largemouth in and around the docks. There are bowfin, carp, crappie and gar in the spring. My son recently caught a 35" pike up in the shallows. Just outside the Chanel there are smallmouth, perch and walleye.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016

While staying in Mentor for a month, I went to this park for my regular running and felt really great! The view to the lake from the running trail, on top of the trees, is very nice. You could even do walking or sit on one of the benches and enjoy the sun-set.

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Mentor, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

This is a relatively small park, but it has great trails, is next to Mentor Marsh, has lots of wildlife and is quiet and peaceful. Good place to go to destress.

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