The new observation tower has finally opened at Lake Erie Bluffs, part of the Lake Metroparks system. The weather was comfortably cool, there was a stiff breeze, and it was sunny - perfect for viewing the surrounding area. The tower steps are easy to navigate and the top of the tower has plenty of room. The Fairport Harbor West lighthouse at Mentor Headlands was easily visible. The birds seemed to be hiding today, but quite a few monarch butterflies were flying around the trails. Here are a few photos.