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Sheldon Marsh State Nature Preserve

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Address: 2715 Cleveland Rd., Huron, OH

This stretch of shoreline comprises a diversity of habitats that sustain a...

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.

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Awesome nature spot

We stopped here on a day trip to Huron, and we had a fantastic time. We saw turtles, snakes, swans and geese. We walked the beach, and found the best stones to skip. The pathway... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Graytown, Ohio
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Graytown, Ohio
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24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here on a day trip to Huron, and we had a fantastic time. We saw turtles, snakes, swans and geese. We walked the beach, and found the best stones to skip. The pathway is really nice and it's pretty easy to get around.

1 Thank mrkpero
Marietta, Ohio
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79 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My sisters and I meet our brother in Huron and he took us to hike the park. it was a warm day so we saw lots of squirrels, chipmunks, birds muskrats and even a eagle flew over our heads. Very nice paved walking path wide also. About a mile back I think we read but they have benches all along... More 

1 Thank Teresa M
Waterford, Ohio
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50 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I could not believe all of the birds, squirrels, and a variety of things seen here. A must is taking unsalted peanuts to feed to squirrels and the birds. Very wonderful place to spend time

Thank Virginia L
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75 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016

Love to walk this park everyone can walk it. It is flat and paved . Wheelchair and strollers can handle it with no problems .. Lots of birds turtles deer and other animals .. Walk this park with my mom to get her out And she loves it .. Lots of benches to rest on You can see cedar point... More 

Thank Thomas K
Oberlin, Ohio
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111 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

Amazing place to visit in the fall, so pretty. There's a nice path from the parking lot out to the beach. Enter the beach on the left side for a beautiful experience.

Thank Matt A
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131 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2016

Many species of birds visit this marsh area all year. Bring your binoculars and camera. Wildlife preserve. The old building at end of trail was a water pumping station to support activities at NASA Plum Brook facility. It is no longer in use.

Thank Jim H
Connellsville, Pennsylvania
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127 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

This place is truly amazing. The history is great. The views are amazing. The wildlife is plentiful. You could easily enjoy a day of fun here. We highly recommend checking it out.

Thank mcgeenmcgoo
Salina, Kansas
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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2016

Nice walk along a straight paved path or wonder off and hike short trails to the lake. The wildlife photography opportunities are abundant. I captured some great images. Another nice thing is it's within walking distance from Sawmill Creek Resort.

1 Thank grega37
Huron, Ohio
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15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

This is always a great place to walk. This is a nature preserve. Always a lot of birds hawks eagles and others. You can walk all the way to the back where you will end up by Lake Erie. Once there you can walk out on the beach. If you do the whole beach and the marsh it approximately 5... More 

Thank rdiffen
Huron, Ohio
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11 reviews
Reviewed 18 August 2016

This is a very quiet place to go for a walk and see some wildlife. The paths are paved and you can walk to the beach. You may see deer, turtles, many kinds of ducks, beavers, etc. A great place for people who like bird watching.

Thank Pam R

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