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Enjoy Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge

Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge

One of our state’s natural resources is the Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge in northwest Ohio on the shore of Lake Erie. The refuge was established in 1961 to provide a habitat for waterfowl and other migratory birds as well as endangered and threatened species.

You still have time in late August to embark on a driving tour or a scheduled bus tour of this refuge area. The seven-mile route departs from the visitor center entrance road. Gates open at sunrise and close one hour before sunset. The refuge encompasses about 6,500 acres of wetland, grassland and wooded habitat.

Jim DiFrangia, Stevens Strategic Communications

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