399 Portage Lakes Drive Akron, Ohio 44319Portage Lakes Wetland State Nature Preserve webpage
Located south of Akron. From the junction of I-277 and OH-93, proceed south on OH-93 to Portage Lakes Drive (County Road 75). Proceed east approximately 1 mile; park at the Kiwanis Senior Center on the west side of the road. The preserve can be accessed from this parking lot.
Portage Lakes Wetland is primarily a tall shrub sphagnum bog community dominated by speckled alder and arrowwood.
This wet basin is too wet to enter without ankle-high boots and it is difficult to walk through the thick shrubs.
Some of the rare species found growing here include swamp birch, tamarack, alder-leaved buckthorn, and smooth gooseberry.
From Portage Lakes Wetland State Nature Preserve webpage
Restrooms at nearby restaurants or businesses.