Massie Cliffside Preserve

Massie Cliffside Preserve

Trail Map of Massie Cliffside Preserve. Click to download.

Massie Cliffside Preserve Dedication

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


Girl fishing on pier at Massie Cliffside Preserve

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



Shores & Islands Ohio Blog

The Massie Cliffside Preserve is truly a gem of a spot to visit on South Bass Island

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.


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.

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.

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

Benches at the Massie Cliffside Preserve

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