Lake Erie: Deposition, erosion, and the effect of harbor structures near Fairport Harbor, Ohio
Charles H. Carter, 1987. "Lake Erie: Deposition, erosion, and the effect of harbor structures near Fairport Harbor, Ohio", North-Central Section of the Geological Society of America, Donald L. Biggs
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Headlands Beach State Park is located adjacent to the mouth of the Grand River, and Gainesville Township Park islocated about 2 mi (3.2 km) east of the mouth of the Grand River; the sites are near the middle of the south shore of Lake Erie (Fig. 1). Each site can be reached from roads running north of Ohio 2 (a major, four-lane, divided highway): Headlands Beach from Ohio 44 that runs directly into the park at a distance of about 2.4 mi (3.8 km) from Ohio 2 and Gainesville Township Park from Ohio 535 to Hardy Road at a distance of about 2.1 mi (3.4 km) from Ohio 2. One can also follow a circuitous route-mostly Ohio 535 and 283-between the two sites (Fig. 1).
Buses can be driven to both sites. At Headlands Beach it easiest to park in the easternmost parking lot, then walk northwest through the dunes to the beach and shoreline, then northeast to the jetty, and then return south along the jetty. At Gainesville Township Park one can look at the observation point just beyond the east side of the park where the road (John Bailey Drive) has been cut off by erosion and then take a path at the western end of the park to reach the beach.