Massie Cliffside Preserve

Massie Cliffside Preserve Dedication

The Massie Cliffside Preserve was dedicated on August 7, 2016 on Lake Erie South Bass Island.

Massie Cliffside Preserve – South Bass Island

This eleven acre shoreline parcel on the East Point of South Bass Island includes cliff habitat and a great dock for fishing. It was purchased with Clean Ohio Conservation Funds, Coastal Estuarine Land Conservation Program, private donations, and land owner donations in 2015.

Pier at the Massie Cliffside Preserve

A pier gives visitors to the preserve a place to enjoy the nature and beauty of the Lake Erie Islands.

Four acres of adjacent woodland were added to the property with a purchase from Len and Connie Knam in March of 2016.

Girl fishing on pier at Massie Cliffside Preserve

Families can enjoy fishing and the beauty of the Lake Erie Islands.

Dedicated August of 2016, it has a trail system to link visitors from the State Route 357 parking lot all the way  to the lake for bird-watching, walking, photography, and nature study.

Benches at the Massie Cliffside Preserve

Benches were installed to give people a place to relax on Lake Erie South Bass Island.

Commemorative benches on the cliffs edge allow visitors to enjoy harebells, columbines, and hoptree (food for the giant swallowtail) as well as great sunsets.