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“awesome walk”

Sheldon Marsh State Nature Preserve
Ranked #1 of 14 things to do in Huron
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Reviewed June 22, 2013

A must do walk. woodlands to marsh to beach. one of the only protected ecosystems on shore of lake erie. binoculars for great birding!!!

Thank Bolia
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Reviewed May 7, 2013

My family visits Vermilion/Huron every spring and we look forward to taking this short walk through the woods and marsh.

There is a side trail that takes you through the forest and when we went all the mayapples and daffodils were in bloom. Violets bloomed on either side of the walkway and the forsythia and magnolias were also in bloom.

There are three observation decks that you can view the marsh areas. We saw lots of redwinged blackbirds, many turtles sunning themselves on logs and white egrets. Lots of other birds that I have no clue what they were (I am not a birder). The short paved road ends at two beaches, the beach on the right unfortunately was filled with a lot of dead fish and the smell was a bit, well....fishy to be kind. So we veered over to the left side and just sat and enjoyed the view. We were abit early for the plover migration etc, but I imagine that would be interesting to see.

All in all, it's always fun to come here yearly and see what new things are happening. It's a great, easy flat walk and is definitely handicap accessible.

By the way, the squirrels are very friendly and we had two come within a few inches and followed us for some time. Just an FYI, if you are creeped out by squirrels.

1  Thank suechef
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Reviewed May 7, 2013

I think we missed most of the migrating birds. The area was very clean and safe. No restrooms available.

Thank LarryLieu
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Reviewed April 25, 2013

This small wetland reserve is nestled on the lake and offers nice opportunity to do bird watching - but also is a great place to just grab some nature. It's structured with a roughly 1 mile paved walk having wetlands with a few viewing decks; at the waterfront itself there is access to two (non recreational) shore beach areas. Worth viewing in multiple seasons, but especially at migration times

1  Thank Dave M
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Reviewed April 13, 2013

If you are a local or a tourist and want an early morning or evening stroll, this is wonderful place to go. I am a local and love this place! There is also history because NASA use to have a station at the end (you can still see it today) at the end of the path. Highly recommended.

Thank cpfan1987
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