The Mentor Lagoons Nature Preserve Near Cleveland Will Bring Out The Explorer In You

Northeast Ohio is absolutely filled to the brim with natural oases, especially in and around Cleveland. Lovers of the great outdoors, however, have more than likely explored a good chunk of them. While going to the Rocky River Reservation a few hundred times is totally acceptable (after all, its beauty never grows old), it’s easy to long for a new stretch of unspoiled landscape to explore. Turns out, you will find just that at Mentor Lagoons Nature Preserve & Marina, a site which made state history when voters affirmed eminent domain acquisition to save it from development. If you live in Northeast Ohio, you must plan a trip to this nature preserve near Cleveland as soon as possible!

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While this lovely park is often overshadowed by the nearby Mentor Marsh State Nature Preserve, it’s every bit as enchanting as its older sibling. Have you ever visited this pretty landscape? We’d love to hear about your visit in the comments!

If you’re ready for a road trip, you should plan a trip to Fossil Park!