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East Sandusky Bay Water Trail
By definition, a water trail is a route along a river or across other bodies of water such as a lake or salt water for people using small beachable boats like kayaks, canoes, day sailors or rowboats. Water trails are most often identified by the land facilities that support water travel. These include launch and landing sites (we call these trailheads), campsites, rest areas and other points of interest. On land, trails have distinct surfaces or walkways; on water it's the entire water surface, a surface that is constantly changing with flow, current, boat wakes and wind.
The City of Sandusky and Erie MetroParks hosted an official dedication of the water trail on June 2, 2007.
The East Sandusky Bay Water Trail provides many of the 7 million people visiting the Sandusky area annually the opportunity to enjoy the scenic views, cultural history and great recreational opportunities from a unique view, not typically available to all. This eco-tourism concept will provide another option for prople to bask in the recreational opportunities offered along the waterfront in and along Sandusky Bay and Lake Erie.
New Blueway May Be an Ohio Water Trail
Staff from the City of Sandusky and Erie MetroParks met with staff from ODNR Division of Watercraft on February 22, 2007, to discuss the possibility of an official designation of the East Sandusky Bay Water Trail as an Ohio Water Trail. The partnering members felt very positive at the conclusion of the meeting that The East Bay Trail could be only the third official Ohio Water Trail in the state.
|Parks, Recreation & Horticultural Services|
|3910 Perkins Avenue||222 Meigs Street|
|Huron, OH 44839||Sandusky, OH 44870|
|DiscoverIt@ErieMetroParks.com||Recreation Program Supervisor|
Supported by Lake Erie Coastal Ohio Trail