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Sandy Ridge Reservation Hike
March 24, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Saturday March 24 @ 2:00 pm
COA Sandy Ridge Reservation Bird Walk
Sandy Ridge Reservation
North Ridgeville, Lorain County
Leader: David w bird expert Becky
Join us as we welcome spring along with migrating and returning birds. As of late February, there is an active Bald Eagle nest in the park. All past visits he resulted in seeing the eagle couple nesting and in flight. If we are lucky we will see chicks.
We are assured to see an array of waterfowl as well, including perhaps some visitors uncommon to this area. If you have binoculars or scopes please bring them along. There is a fixed scope that will allow everyone to zoom in on the Bald Eagle nest.
This will not be a fitness hike, but rather a nature exploration suitable for all. Terrain is flat, but boots are recommended due to damp ground. Dogs are not allowed in the park.
Sandy Ridge Reservation is a 310 acre wetland and wildlife preserve located in North Ridgeville. The park opened in 1999 and has quickly become a favorite of outdoor enthusiasts and one of the most popular parks for birding in Lorain County. The reservation lies on level, soggy ground flanked to the north and south by ancient beach ridges and consists of forests and open lands to explore.
Directions: Meet at reservation parking lot
6195 Otten Road
North Ridgeville, OH 44039
From the Greater Cleveland area, take I-90 to the Rt. 254 exit, left on Rt. 254 to Rt. 301, right on Rt. 301 past Lorain Community College, left on Burns Rd., right on Case Rd., left on Otten Rd. to Sandy Ridge. Or take I-480 to Clague Road., turn right or north on Clague to Center Ridge Road (Rt the Rt. 20), turn left or west on Center Ridge to Case Rd., turn right on Case Rd., right on Otten Rd. to Sandy Ridge.