State Nature Preserve
673 acres - Lake County
5185 Corduroy Rd
Mentor, OH 44060
- Emergent marsh
- Wildlife viewing
Parking, Visitor Center, 4 mile trail system, including boardwalk trail and observation deck. The visitor center is managed by the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. For more information, contact (800) 317-9155.
Mentor Marsh, designated as a National Natural Landmark in 1966, occupies an ancient abandoned channel of the Grand River.
A beech-sugar maple forest occupies the higher elevations bordering the marsh. At the eastern edge of the preserve, there is a mixed oak swamp forest, a forest type destroyed in most parts of the Lake Erie region.
The most extensive plant community type is an emergent wetland dominated by reed-grass or Phragmites. This is the largest Phragmites marsh in Ohio. The area provides habitat for a diversity of wildlife species.
Located in Lake County, 3.5 miles west on SR 283 from Painesville, proceed .5 mile north on Corduroy Rd to the Mentor Marsh House.