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“Great place to walk”

Sheldon Marsh State Nature Preserve
Ranked #1 of 14 things to do in Huron
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Owner description: 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.
Sandusky, Ohio
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34 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Great place to walk”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2012

If you're looking for a safe place to go walking, this is it. They have several nature trails and also a paved trail that goes quite a ways, all the way to the lake. It also connects to a beach (but you'd have to walk for a while so it wouldn't be the best beach to party at). There is an observation deck overlooking the marsh.

One tip: lock your car. I read in the paper all the time about vehicles getting entered there. There's only one house near by and the entrance is off of a road with a 45 mile per hour speed limit that is rarely observed.

Visited March 2012
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On The Water
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31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Beautiful walk and lovely trail.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2012

A local favorite! Great place to take the family! Pretty trail and great lake views! Walk, jog and tell the kids to bring their rollerblades.

Visited August 2011
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Nice but difficult to access”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2012

This is a great place for nature but the restrictions are overly limiting and that detracts from its value. We were very disappointed to find that bikes are not allowed on the trails. For a large preserve like this, it means everything must be done on foot so the grandparents couldn't handle on a hot day because it was too far and the young kids were worn out but both could have enjoyed it on bikes. Also, the way the parking lot and roads are designed, makes it especially difficult because the parking is on the end and to get to the lake you have to do a full round trip on foot. If the parking lot were half way down the side maintenance road, a lot more people could enjoy.

Visited July 2012
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Huron, Ohio, United States
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12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great Family Place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2012

As a Grand ma I took 4 children under 7 on this walk and felt perfectly happy turning them loose within sight to run ahead and then come bad to me. They were safe, and happy and the only concern was were the squirrels friendly or sick, since they come up to us. They were tame. Fun place. Let kids run off energy with supervision.

Visited June 2012
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ohio
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43 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“very clean paved walkways”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2012

a lot of wildlife saw turtles laying eggs, snakes, many species of birds, private beach access

Visited May 2012
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