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Sheldon Marsh State Nature Preserve

#1 of 14 things to do in Huron Features Animals
2715 Cleveland Rd., Huron, OH
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Very Pretty, Long walk, lots of birds, shady, cute chipmunks & squirrels

Long walk, lots of bugs in the shady areas, nice paved path but more crowded on a mid Sunday... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sophia M
walk and nature

Great place for a walk. It is about 2 miles total if you stay on the road. There were other paths... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Cleveland, Ohio
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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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“squirrels” (16 reviews)
“turtles” (11 reviews)
“wildlife” (16 reviews)
2715 Cleveland Rd., Huron, OH
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Long walk, lots of bugs in the shady areas, nice paved path but more crowded on a mid Sunday morning than I anticipated. I did not make it all the way to the bay, my husband did. but there were benches to sit on at...More

Thank Sophia M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place for a walk. It is about 2 miles total if you stay on the road. There were other paths off the road. Beautiful look at Lake Erie.

Thank gcarner
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have visited Sheldon Marsh on several occasions - each time we stay at Sawmill Creek Lodge. When our daughters were younger they always enjoyed the nature walk with us as a family. On our latest visit, we noticed a significant amount of area has...More

Reviewed 2 May 2017

We have been there many times and enjoy the changes with the seasons. It is always enjoyable visit & we recommend it.

Thank mail452
Reviewed 17 April 2017 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.

2  Thank mrkpero
Reviewed 28 March 2017

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...More

1  Thank Teresa M
Reviewed 27 March 2017

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
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...More

Thank Thomas K
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
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
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Kym V
Do they allow dogs?
6 February 2017|
Response from Thomas K | Reviewed this property |
No they do not allow them. It's a busy trail and dogs bug the wildlife sorry
What are the big stick mounds out in the marsh now. We figure bird nests or beaver dens
27 December 2016|
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Response from Thomas K | Reviewed this property |
The Canadian geese build them. You can see them sitting on them when the eggs are in there
What is the distance through the Marsh?
8 October 2016|
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Response from grega37 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it's straight, paved path that is a mile in length. There are hiking trails on and off the path that lead to the lake as well' Very nice and very easy.