Crook Street Wetlands

Crook Street Wetlands
Grafton, Ohio 44044

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Crook St. Wetlands
Coordinates: 41.2639529, -82.0722592
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Photo by Ed Wransky

Tips for birding Crook Street Wetlands
Crook Street Wetlands is part of the Lorain County Metro Park system. While not yet officially named, birders may park in the parking area when it is open or near the gate. The property was former farmland reclaimed and restored as the wetlands mitigation portion of the Cleveland Hopkins Airport expansion. The Black River Audubon Society maintains a bluebird nest box trail at the wetlands.

A stone trail heads south from the parking lot area. The largest pond is adjacent to this path along the left-hand side. The ponds are not very deep, but they attract ducks, geese, and shorebirds in the proper seasons. The stone trail continues through a wooded area which is used by many woodland birds and can be a warbler migrant trap. Common Yellowthroats, Yellow Warblers, Red-eyed Vireos, and Blue-gray Gnatcatchers nest in the area.
From Ed Wransky

No restroom facilities.