Located in the heart of the East, Middle, and West Harbors System of Lakeside-Marblehead, the 150-acre Great Egret Marsh Preserve boasts classic Lake Erie marshland, blanketed each summer with water lotus and teaming with wildlife.Â The preserve is a haven for waterfowl and wading birds including great egrets, which can congregate there in abundance. These large, wading birds native to this part of Lake Erie can often be found feeding in the area's shallow waters.Â Visitors to the preserve will find opportunities for bird-watching, fishing, hiking, kayaking and canoeing.
Near Lakeside, Ohio on the Marblehead Peninsula
Buck Road, Route 139A
Open year-round, dawn to dusk.
Length:Â 1.2-mile loop trail
From Toledo: Take S.R. 2 East to S.R. 269 North.Â After 2.5 miles, turn right onto S.R. 163 East / S.R. 269 North for about Â½ mile.Â Turn left onto S.R. 269 North / North Buck Road for about Â¾ mile. Turn left onto Buck Road 139A. Go 500 feet and the entrance to the preserve will be on your right.
From Cleveland: Take S.R. 2 West to S.R. 269 North and follow directions above.Â
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