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“Paths are nice. This place has potential.”

Mentor Lagoons Nature Preserve
Ranked #3 of 17 things to do in Mentor
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Owner description: 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.
Willoughby, Ohio
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100 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Paths are nice. This place has potential.”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

First let me say, I am a diver for the Fire dept. so I come here quite often to drill in the lovely "zero visability" waters of the lagoons. We practice there monthly and even ice dive during winter months. This place has very nice trails and it seems the people using the trails take the time to keep the garbage use to a minimum. The manager does a great job staying on top of the needs there.
Bathrooms are porto-potties. Pop machine available for water or drinks. I suggest bringing a sport bottle for your trail voyage, You CAN access the beach from the trails.

Visited October 2012
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Cleveland, Ohio
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“nice sidetrip”
Reviewed October 9, 2012

The Lagoon is filled with birds and dense woods with trails to walk bike or jog. Pretty Trails...across the street is the marina.

Visited October 2012
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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84 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Great Natural Area for hiking”
Reviewed September 9, 2012

Wonderful pathways that wind down to a very natural beach on Lake Erie. Loaded with beach glass, if you happen to be a collector.

Visited September 2012
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Mentor, Ohio
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152 reviews
80 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Great Nature preserve on Lake Erie.”
Reviewed February 18, 2012

If your visiting Mentor this is a great place to visit. It offers terrific hiking a bicycle trails. You get great views of lake erie especially at sunset. There is a lot of wildlife. The beach area is remote and really nice.

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Ontario
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117 reviews
68 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“By the Lake”
Reviewed February 8, 2012

Lots of birds and wildlife- hiking area-ramp for boat launch.Beside public marina.

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