Kelleys Island–Scheele Preserve
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Tips for birding Scheele Preserve
The Scheele Preserve is a stop on the Lake Erie Birding Trail.
About Scheele Preserve
The 36-acre Scheele Preserve is located in the northeastern portion of Kelleys Island on Monagan Road. It is one of eight preserves on the island protected by the Cleveland Museum of Natural History and is the only preserve open to the public.
Scheele Preserve touches 490 feet of Lake Erie shore. A dirt trail leads hikers and walkers from the parking area through open meadow and woods to a sand beach. Much of the trail within the preserve’s panhandle is densely wooded and marked with painted blazes on trees. The Scheele Preserve’s natural environments provide habitat for fox snakes, butterflies and a variety of migratory songbirds and owls. A picnic table is located near the entrance.
There are no additional amenities at the preserve.
From Lake Erie Public Access Guide
Restrooms at locations identified on Kelleys Island State Park map.