East Harbor State Park
Welcome to East Harbor State Park, the 1,831-acre wildlife area located along the shores of Lake Erie. This state park is primarily located on a 2-mile strip of beaches and wetland on a peninsula, the entire park comprised of a beach area, campgrounds, a marina, a wetland wildlife preserve, disc golf course, and over 10 miles of trails.
While here your group can enjoy swimming, boating, fishing, hiking, picnicking, hunting, or wildlife watching. You will see several different types of waterfowl, shorebirds, and migratory songbirds during the spring and fall, as well as other local animals like the Fox Snake, Painted Turtle, Geese, Gulls, Herons, Red Fox, and Muskrats. Take this opportunity to acquaint yourselves with local flora and fauna as you explore any of the hiking trails. Some favorites to hike include the Wetlands Trail, which is 2 miles, the Blackberry Trail, 1/2 mile, and the Middle Harbor Trail at 3/4 miles.
Recreation-wise you can also enjoy the 1500 foot sand beach and swimming area, the 18-hole disc golf course, the volleyball area, basketball area, horseshoe area, or playground. If you like fishing you can also fish for walleye (Lake Erie is the walleye capital of the world), yellow perch, and channel catfish.
Head to the East Harbor Marina and Restaurant for a bite to eat while here, the Nature Center for more detailed information and education opportunities, or the nearby Marblehead Lighthouse for extra fun!