Welcome to the Lake Erie Birding Trail. Covering the entire 312 miles of Ohio shoreline, from Conneaut to Toledo, the trail includes the lake’s greatest birding locales. The Lake Erie shore and its immediate environs offer some of the best birding in the Great Lakes region.
In recognition of Lake Erie's significance to birds, and the level of interest by birders, the Division of Wildlife created the Lake Erie Birding Trail project, in partnership with Lake Erie Coastal Ohio Trail and The Ohio State University's Ohio Sea Grant. The Lake Erie Birding Trail is comprised of 84 top birding destinations along or close to Ohio's North Coast. Start planning the next family birding trip now!