NPS: Lake Erie Bluffs

Lake County

The 600-acre Lake Erie Bluffs is a nationally significant successful modern conservation project.  It will permanently protect a significant amount of wetland, meadow and mostly undeveloped lakefront habitat used by rare and common plant and animal species.  The property remains largely unspoiled by previous development.  The mix of 40-foot-high beach bluffs and open sandy and cobble beach across 9,000 feet of shoreline are the site's dominant features.  The beach area hosts trees, shrubs and small plants including the majority of the park's rare plants.  Lake Metroparks Biologist John Pogacnik will lead us on a tour where we hope to see a number of rare and uncommon beach plants.  We should also see some Fringed Gentian (the plant on our logo) in bloom.

Directions:  Take State Rt. 2 East to where it ends and becomes Route 20.  Follow Route 20 to Blackmore Rd.  Turn Left/north and follow Blackmore Rd. until it ends.  Turn Right/east onto Clark Rd.  Entrance to the park will be on the Left/north.

Call Kathryn Hanratty at 440.477.5468 to register.