Mentor in Lake County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Mentor Lagoons Water Trail
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Natural Shoreline of Lake Erie
The Mentor Lagoons Nature Preserve's 1.5-mile shoreline represents the longest stretch of publicly accessible natural beach in Ohio. Because it is one of the last remnants of a wild beach in the state, it harbors a very specialized plant community...
Bridge to Nowhere
In 1928, the Lake County Commissioners started construction of this bridge to link Lakeshore Boulevard with a new housing development advertised an an "exclusive summer colony." The stock market crash of 1929 forced the Mentor Harbor Company to fold and ownership of the property reverted to the B&O Railroad. Because the road leading fom, and to, the bridge was never built, this bridge had nowhere to go. Long referred to as the Bridge to Nowhere, it has been featured in Ripley's Believe it or Not, as the only bridge that has no beginning and no end.
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Creatures of the Lagoons
Erected by City of Mentor.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Believe It or Not marker series.
Location. 41° 43.541′ Touch for map. Marker is near the entrance to the Mentor Lagoons Nature Preserve and Marina. Marker is at or near this postal address: 8365 Harbor Drive, Mentor OH 44060, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Marsh Settlement (here, next to this marker); Mentor Lagoons (a few steps from this marker); Mentor Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.9 miles away); Fairport Harbor Lighthouse (approx. 3.8 miles away); La Salle Expedition (approx. 3.9 miles away); Rose Capital of the Nation (approx. 4 miles away); Railroad Connection (approx. 4.2 miles away); Garfield's Farm (approx. 4.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mentor.
Also see . . . Mentor Lagoons Nature Preserve. (Submitted on November 4, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Categories. • Animals • Environment • Man-Made Features • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 4, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,031 times since then and 152 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 4, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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