Walborn Reservoir–South of German Church Road
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Tips for birding German Church Road
German Church Road is on the county line between Portage and Stark County. This hotspot is located south of German Church Road and should be used to report birds seen on the south side of the road. Birds seen on the north side of the road are in Portage County and should be reported to the Walborn Reservoir (Portage County) hotspot.
Tips for birding the Walborn Reservoir
It’s worth a trip to see the eagle nest at Walborn Reservoir in Alliance. The nesting activity begins in March when the ice on the reservoir melts away and the eagles are once again able to catch fish, their favorite food. A small observation platform and parking area, located at 13600 Marlboro Avenue, is a superb location to see the nest. Look for the small Eagle Observation Area sign on the east side of the road at the end of a gravel driveway. Wildlife volunteers are frequently at the site with spotting scopes and eagle knowledge and willingly to share.
From Bird Watching Stark Parks
About Walborn Reservoir
Nearly 2,500 acres of terrain and open water are your playground! Horseback riding, hiking, fishing, and boating adventures await you at the picturesque Walborn Reservoir, just miles from Alliance and Canton. Natural surface trails take you through pine woods, oak and hickory forests, and wildflower areas. A designated equestrian area provides ties, mounting blocks, and trailer parking.
The Walborn Reservoir Marina offers affordable boat rentals and concessions from May to October. Enjoy a day on the water in a rowboat, motorboat, canoe, or kayak! Bait, tackle, and a selection of snacks and food are all available at the marina shop. A fishing pier and boat launch (boats up to 25 feet and 10 hp) are also nearby.
The Walborn Marina Shelter overlooks the reservoir near the Marina and is perfect for a party of up to 70 people. The shelter is equipped with electricity and a grill.
The Reeder Avenue Trailhead offers additional parking and trail access at 12824 Reeder Avenue Northeast, in Alliance.
The Eagle Observation Deck is one of the most interesting places in all of Walborn Reservoir! Watch the nesting eagles and eaglets from this designated deck built to give you the closest possible view of these majestic birds. Bring your own binoculars for an even closer look. Eagle viewing programs are scheduled during the spring and summer. The deck is located at 13600 Marlboro Avenue Northeast, in Alliance.
From Walborn Reservoir webpage
A marina and restrooms are available at the main parking area.