Tristy B. on Mentor Lagoons Nature Preserve Trail
great birds -lots of mud
I was a little disappointed by this trail. It's gravel until you get to the lake and it's not really a loop. It's an "L"shaped trail that you just have to double back . The only saving grace and this is what makes it 2 stars instead of 1 star for me is that it does track the Lake Erie shore for about a mile. Other than that, I wasn't crazy about it. It's perfectly flat with very little variety.
Beautiful woods along Lake Erie's shore. Wildlife is so used to people that you will have excellent deer, woodpecker and waterfowl photo opportunities... It is one of the few places in N.E. Ohio where you can take your dog to swim in Lake Erie on a beach. Well paved paths are available for biking too (not all trails, though!). The Marsh Rim trail offers a unique overlook of the Mentor Marsh.
Canoeing/Kayaking is offered - rental plastic kayaks available.