Situated alongside Lake St. Clair, Ruscom Shores Conservation Area is an attractive natural marshland area with a well-managed trail ideal for some outdoor enjoyment and tranquility. This quaint 120 acre Conservation Area, designated an Environmentally Significant Area, is great for peaceful walks and nature viewing. Ruscom Shores is a perfect for spotting shorebirds, waterfowl and other spring migrants, as well as many prairie plants.
Ruscom Shores represents one of only two marshes still in existence on Essex County's north shoreline (along with Tremblay Beach Conservation Area). This area also supports a habitat restoration area, which includes a tallgrass prairie site, was completed in 2001.