Amherst and its surrounding area offers much to see and do! There is something for everyone...from romantic sunsets and smooth bike paths to quiet museums and tasty wine pairings. Just choose a category from the list below to see just a sampling of things to do and restaurants to visit. To learn more about what's within walking distance from the Sandstone Suite, visit Main Street Amherst. To learn more about Lorain County, check out Visit Lorain County.
The trail that begins at the Johnson Wetland Center enters into the “wet woods” section of Sandy Ridge. The pin oak and red maple dominated forest is also home to a great variety of wildflowers and ferns. Spring amphibian songs are not to be missed also!
After the woods, the trail opens into the wetlands area of Sandy Ridge. The dike-enclosed restoration area supports expansive marsh habitats along with open water and scrub/shrub wetlands. A graveled loop trail topping the dikes offers long views across the wetland for both wildlife and bird watching. Waterfowl, wading birds, and shore birds in particular, can be abundant. Tram rides are scheduled every weekend during summer months for those unable to make the hike back to marsh.
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