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  • 48 - East Sandusky Bay MetroPark

    Made up of four parks: Eagle Point MetroPark, Joseph Steinen Wildlife Area, Osborn MetroPark, and Putnam Marsh Nature Preserve

    3819 Cleveland Rd (US 6)
    Sandusky, OH 44870

    419.625.7783, ext. 22

    Public Access

    Hours vary, depending on eagle nesting location. When public access is permitted, open from dawn until dusk.

    Amenities

    Hiking Trails, Restrooms (seasonally)

    GPS Coordinates

    N 41° 25'31.20"'; W 82° 38'34.95"

    Driving Directions

    From State Route 2, go north on U.S. Route 250. Turn east on Perkins Avenue, which dead ends into Cleveland Road (U.S. Route 6).

    What to Look For

    The East Sandusky Bay Metropark is an assemblage of four contiguous but separately named parks that collectively total about 1,200 acres. The parks protect nearly the entire bay that stretches from Sandusky to Sheldon Marsh State Nature Preserve. Huge numbers of waterfowl use the area in migration, including counts of Tundra Swans that can number into the thousands. Depending on water levels, a great variety of shorebirds can occur, with large numbers of some species. Osprey and Bald Eagle are often seen, and Caspian, Common, and Forster's terns can be expected in season.

    NOTE: The open waters of the park are visible from Cedar Point Road, which runs along the park's east side--Sheldon Marsh State Nature Preserve is on the other side of this road. However, stopping along Cedar Point Road is forbidden, and the park must be accessed via a mile long trail that begins at the parking area off U.S. Route 6, about a mile west of Cedar Point Road.