Put-in-Bay Township Park District

Preserved and Protected Natural Areas:


Scheeff East Point Nature Preserve

This 8.8 acre parcel, at the end of State Route 357, is one of the last remaining natural settings for people to enjoy the Lake Erie Islands.

Jane Coates Wildflower Trail – Ladd Carr Woods

This site is a mature forested area of 10 acres which provides habitat for local species of birds and migratory species. Ladd Carr Woods and the Coates Trail are named after the families who donated funding.

The Middle Bass Island East Point Preserve

This 7.8 acre area encompasses exceptional Lake Erie Islands shoreline and interior island habitat.

Costello Tract – Middle Bass Island

The Costello Tract, 3.937 acres of unique forest land, provides natural habitat for wildlife and plants.

Schneider Tract – Middle Bass Island

The 7.33 acre property is comprised of forested wetland with successional island forest habitat.

Massie Cliffside Preserve –South Bass Island

The Massie Preserve contains 11 acres with a dock for fishing and kayak access. The property boasts more than 265 feet of Lake Erie shoreline.

Middle Bass Forest Preserve

This 6 acre tract of limestone plain wetland forest habitat is characterized by its geology – a relatively thin layer of soil overlaying carbonate bedrock whose hydrology is directly influenced by Lake Erie water levels. It is the largest remaining block of unprotected forested land on Middle bass.

Petersen's Woods – Middle Bass Island

Located near the Kuehnle State Wildlife Area, the 1.5 acres of woodland will add to protected wetland acreage. The woods provide habitat for the bald eagles who have nested in the area.

Lawrence Evans Property - Middle Bass Island

This .75 acre tract of emergent wetland is located between Kuehnle State Wildlife Area and Petersen Woods.

Prokesh Property – Middle Bass Island - Burgundy Bay

This 1 acre of wet woods offers a unique habitat for a host of animals and plants.