Portage Path Wildlife Area
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About Portage Path Wildlife Area
Portage Path Wildlife Area has limited public access. A conservation easement (no access) and private property surround the west, north, and east sides of the area. Access to this area is from the south only by boat from Long Lake Reservoir. There is a nearby boat access for Long Lake located off OH-93 on Cove Road.
This 89-acre wildlife area lies two-tenths of a mile south of the city of Akron in the Portage Lakes in Summit County. This area is primarily marshland and access is by water only from Long Lake Reservoir in the Portage Lakes. Boat access to Long Lake is off OH-93 on Cove Road.
Since the area was established in 2007 it has been managed as a public hunting area for wetland game wildlife. Hunting, trapping, and wildlife viewing are the primary recreational uses.
This area offers a wide variety of wetland wildlife species. A variety of waterfowl frequent the marshland as well as the adjacent reservoir. Mallards, wood ducks, and Canada geese are common while numbers of diving duck species including scaup, ring-necked, buffleheads, and canvasbacks may be seen on the adjacent open waters of the lake during late fall and winter. Furbearers, including mink, muskrat, raccoon, and beaver may be commonly encountered in this area.
From Portage Path Wildlife Area webpage
Restrooms: none known at this location, but there are gas stations and restaurants nearby.