Now they have a park that features this natural wonder
in Lake County’s front yard.
Lake Erie Bluffs is nationally significant: The 600-acre Lake Erie Bluffs property will permanently protect a significant amount of wetland, meadow and mostly undeveloped lakefront habitat used by rare and common plant and animal species.
Amazingly, 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.
Visitors will now enjoy low-impact recreational activities such as hiking and fishing at both locations accessible to the public. Improvements made to enhance public use include parking lots, restrooms and installation of gravel trails with a scenic overlooks and a grand access point to a natural beach along Lake Erie at each location.
Lake Erie Bluffs provides public access to Lake Erie and protects habitat used by rare species including:
- Bald eagle • Merlin • White-eyed vireo • Least flycatcher
- Willow flycatcher • Yellow-breasted chat
- Purple sand grass • Fringed gentian • Seaside spurge
- Smallmouth salamander • Hairy-necked tiger beetle
- Various other rare plants