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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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This place is truly amazing. The history is great. The views are amazing. The wildlife is... read more

Reviewed 30 October 2016
Connellsville, Pennsylvania
via mobile
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Nice walk along a straight paved path or wonder off and hike short trails to the lake. The wildlife... read more

Reviewed 24 September 2016
Salina, Kansas
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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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  • Very good25%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“squirrels” (16 reviews)
“turtles” (11 reviews)
“wildlife” (16 reviews)
2715 Cleveland Rd., Huron, OH
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Reviewed 30 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
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
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...More

Thank rdiffen
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...More

Thank Pam R
Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

Needed a quiet walk and this fit the bill. I love taking a walk back here because you will always see some type of wildlife. The grandkids actually don't mind the walk because they spot a bird, squirrels or sometimes a deer

Thank TrippingTom
Reviewed 14 July 2016

Park your car and take a leisurely walk down a paved path that leads to Lake Erie beach. Along the way you may see beavers constructing a dam, a mother skunk and her babies, a red winged black bird, chipmunks and squirrels waiting for a...More

1  Thank catlover92560
Reviewed 4 July 2016

Sheldon Marsh is next to the Sawmill resort, just west of Huron on highway 6. We missed the entrsnce to the parking lot and had to turn around and come back. No dogs or other animals are allowed because it is one of many nature...More

1  Thank Paul S
Reviewed 1 July 2016

The main trail is wide, flat and paved making it suitable for all. Perfect spot for bird watching any time of year but particularly so during spring & fall migrations. Plenty of other wildlife to see as well.

Thank JandN2015
Reviewed 23 May 2016 via mobile

Beautiful place with great spots to view the wildlife in the wetlands. Perfect for birders. A closed off road provides a wide paved path from the parking lot to Lake Erie.

Thank Brett S
Reviewed 16 May 2016

This is a great trail for someone who wants a relatively short easy trail to the lake. It covers marsh, woods and the lakeshore, with a jetty. During spring migration I saw many different types of birds. Wood ducks, coots, an immature Bald Eagle, eared...More

Thank CapeCodRita
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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
26 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.