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  • 64 - North Pond State Nature Preserve

    Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Natural Areas and Preserves
    North side of Ward Road 1/2 mile east of Division Street
    Kelleys Island, OH 43438


    Public Access

    Open from one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset


    Hiking trails, Boardwalk, Observation tower

    GPS Coordinates

    N 41° 36'25.45"; W 82° 42'46.29"

    Driving Directions

    On the north side of Kelleys Island. The parking area is on the south side of Ward Road, ½ mile east of Division Street; the trail entrance is on the north side of Ward Road and just west of the parking lot.

    What to Look For

    This 45-acre preserve may be the premier place on the island to seek migrant songbirds. A mile-long boardwalk navigates woodlands, and provides access to the "pond," which is actually a mixed-emergent marsh. A tower provides excellent views of the marsh, and a spur trail allows access to Lake Erie and a sandy beach. Located on the north side of Ward-Hamilton Road, about one-quarter mile east of Division Street.