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Friends Of Conneaut Creek: Blakeslee Road
Status: Under development, opening soon
Google Map Driving Directions-Coming Soon
Conneaut Creek rises in western Crawford County, Pennsylvania, and initially flows north-northwestwardly past Conneautville into western Erie County. Near Albion, it turns to the west-southwest and roughly parallels the shoreline of Lake Erie for some length, at a distance of about 5 mi (8 km) inland, into northeastern Ashtabula County, Ohio, where, at Kingsville, it turns to the northeast to flow into Lake Erie at the city of Conneaut.
This 79 acres of an exceptional and diverse representation of Ashtabula County’s natural habitats was acquired with OPWC grant funds in 2007.
The highlights of the park are: approximately 3500’ of Conneaut Creek, a designated Ohio Wild and Scenic River, 34 acres of forested high quality riparian wetland, 20 acres of upland mixed woodland, 16 acres of cultivated/successional to partially restore to meadow and forest, 4 Ohio listed plants, and a steep high bank overlooking the riparian area and creek below. It also has the foundation remnants of the pre-1800 Blakeslee homestead site.
Dawn to Dusk
79 acres, fishing, hiking, and scenic views. No restrooms. No water or electric.
Birding and photography are the only activities currently offered for the intrepid as there are not yet trails. The Warbler enthusiast will be rewarded with at least 15 different species. Future activities may include: education, fishing, geo-caching, hiking, X-country skiing.