North Shore Alvar State Nature Preserve

920 Division St.
Kelleys Island, OH 43438

North Shores & Islands

The North Shore Alvar is the only undisturbed alvar community in Ohio. An alvar is bare rock such as limestone bedrock with unique plant life growing on and between the rock surfaces. The scouring motion of the waves and ice off Lake Erie maintains the alvar. Waterfront, walking trails, birding.