During my visit with Lake Erie Shores and Islands, we spent an evening exploring Sheldon Marsh State Nature Preserve. We were staying next door at Sawmill Creek Resort that evening, which is a nice walk or short drive from the preserve.
Sheldon Marsh State Nature Preserve and contiguous wetlands comprise some of the last remaining undeveloped stretches of shoreline in the Sandusky Bay region.
This area draws close to 300 bird species, plants and animals associated with it’s marsh ego system.
That evening our group was joined by Jeff and Debra Herzog. The have a passion for nature and did a great job drawing us in to take in and appreciate all of our surroundings. They were able to distinguish bird calls and point out animals that we could have easily overlooked.
The scenery felt like it could have been out of a movie.
We followed this inviting path to the beach.
We were told that this is a great spot for surfing. If you want to catch waves you have to wait until the fall which means you will definitely need a wetsuit.
From the beach we could see Cedar Point in the distance. We also noticed a crane in the water nearby.
Sheldon Marsh State Nature Preserve is a great place to slow down and appreciate your surroundings.
There is no fee to visit the preserve but the views are priceless!
Local directions to Sheldon Marsh State Nature Preserve
Located in Erie County, approximately 2 miles west of Huron on U.S. Route 6. Use the Rye Beach Road exit from SR 2 and proceed west approximately .5 mile to the preserve entrance.
You can learn more the preserve from their website.
Disclosure: Shores and Islands provided my accommodation, meals and admissions for my participation in their media trip. All opinions are my own.