Arcola Creek Park in Madison offers 153 acres to explore. Enjoy a lunch, dinner, or a snack in the picnic area. Enjoy the view from the observation deck. Walk down to the shore of Lake Erie. Fishing with a state license permitted.
The main feature of this park is the small estuary of Arcola Creek, formed where the stream joins Lake Erie. Low marshy areas attract rails in migration, as well as large numbers of sparrows of many species in migration.
This legendary site is one of the best-birded sites in Ohio, and is famous for its rarities and big fallouts of migrants. The rock jetty that runs out to the lighthouse is a fantastic observation point for conducting "sea watches" as well.