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  • At-a-Glance
  • What to Look For
  • Noteworthy Rarities
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  • 43 - Sherod Park

    City of Vermilion
    West Lake Road/U.S. Route 6
    Vermilion, OH 44089


    Public Access

    Open daily, 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.; No vehicular traffic after dusk


    Hiking Trails, Restrooms, Picnic Area, Handicap Accessible Trails

    GPS Coordinates

    N 41° 24'58.42"; W 82° 23'24.94"

    Driving Directions

    The park is located on the north side of U.S. Route 6, approximately ¼ mile west of Vermilion city limits.

    What to Look For

    One of the legendary lake-watch sites of Lake Erie's Central Basin, Sherod Park offers commanding views of the lake. The majority of the 21-acre park is ball fields and lawns, thus the primary allure as a site is to look for migrant waterbirds moving along Lake Erie. The birding here is seasonal and by far the best from October into early winter.

    Noteworthy Rarities

    Cold, blustery days late fall and early winter days with north winds can produce stunning birding. As many as six Pomarine Jaegers have been tallied in a single morning. Flyby scoters – all three species – are regularly seen, and rarer species such as Brant, Harlequin Duck, and Red Phalarope are always possible.