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Tips for birding Scranton Flats
Scranton Flats is a public park. It is the area east of Scranton Road to the river from University Road on the south end and to Carter Road at the north. In winter 2014 we have had Glaucous Gull, Iceland Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Ruddy Duck, Bufflehead, White-winged Scoter and the more common stuff that one might see at a lakeshore location such as East 72nd Street, only at much closer range. Birders love this as a winter hotspot.
From Richard Kassouf
About Scranton Flats
The first publicly funded section of the Towpath in Cleveland is under construction! Nestled on the Scranton Road Peninsula, the trail is the spine of an 11 acre (2/3 linear mile) riverfront restoration project. Before construction, these acres were polluted, overgrown relics of the industrial era. The entire site was vacant and overrun by invasive shrubs and trees. Though it was obscured by pollution and foliage run wild, there was an incredible view of a winding river traversing downtown Cleveland waiting to be revealed.
In Spring 2014, Scranton Flats will be handed back to the people of Northeast Ohio. Gone will be the pollution, dense and uncontrolled foliage, and abandoned marina. In its place, there will be native plants that will draw wildlife, natural riverbanks designed to harbor fish, and, of course, the Towpath Trail. It is the first step in connecting the Towpath to downtown, and in doing so creating an uninterrupted trail that links Cleveland, Akron, Massillon, and beyond.
Running from University Road to Carter Road, this area features public fishing access, a river observation deck, and fish habitat breeding areas.
From Scranton Road Peninsula webpage
No restroom facilities.