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Cuyahoga County is loaded with places to roam, and it's easy since most of the roads run for miles with changing landscapes and neighborhoods.  Here are a few routes for various tastes:
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*'''Western Lakeshore''' - Downtown Cleveland and West - From Downtown Cleveland head west on the Shoreway past Whiskey Island and Edgewater Park to Clifton Boulevard, with many old homes in Cleveland and Lakewood; after crossing into Rocky River, follow US 6 along Lake Road's many lakefront mansions in Rocky River and Bay Village; end your trip at the beach with some Honey Hut Ice Cream (served in summer months only) at the Huntington Reservation, or continue West as far as Cedar Point and Sandusky along this beautiful lakefront highway!
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*'''Valley Parkway''' - Lakewood (West Side) to Brecksville (South) - From the Detroit Avenue Bridge in Lakewood, follow the Rocky River as it meanders through the Rocky River Reservation on the West Side.  Enjoy Scenic Park's high shale cliffs at the beginning of the trip and go under five high-level bridges that span the entire valley from I-90 to Brookpark Road.  Next, visit the Rocky River Nature Center or spend some time admiring the cliffs near Cedar Point Road.  Continue south across three fords over the West Branch of the Rocky River to Bagley Road where you enter the Mill Stream Run Reservation in Berea; pass by Baldwin and Wallace Lakes on your way through to Strongsville and North Royalton, where the parkway separates from the Rocky River towards the Brecksville Reservation; here the Parkway descends into the Cuyahoga Valley and ends at Chippewa Creek Drive, which connects to Riverview Road just to the east and the Cuyahoga Valley National Park.
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*'''Ohio Turnpike''' - Boston Heights (Southeast) to Strongsville (West Side) - Believe it or not, there are some great views from this superhighway between Exit 180 (Ohio 8) and Exit 161 (I-71).  Between Ohio 8 and I-77, descend and emerge from the Cuyahoga River Valley over a high level bridge across the treetops with views of Downtown Cleveland (which is 20 miles away) on a clear day.  Between I-77 and I-71 you cross the Rocky River Valley with great views of Strongsville to the West and North Royalton to the East. 
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*'''Canalway Ohio Scenic Byways''' - Downtown Cleveland and South - Follow the Cuyahoga River and the route of the Ohio & Erie Canal to Akron and beyond!
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*'''Chagrin Valley''' - Willoughby to Chagrin Falls (East Side) - Begin in quaint Downtown Willoughby in Eastern Lake County and follow Ohio 174 (River Street) South.  Stay on Ohio 174 as it diverges from Ohio 84 and becomes River Road, and eventually Chagrin River Road.  Enjoy spectacular cliffs and see why the Chagrin is named a State Scenic River.  Pass through Gates Mills and Hunting Valley, which are home to many of Greater Cleveland's elite.  Finally, turn left on Chagrin Boulevard to head west into picturesque Downtown Chagrin Falls.
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*'''Fairmount Boulevard/MLK Drive/East Shoreway''' - Hunting Valley (East Side) to Downtown Cleveland - Traverse the East Side from the Chagrin River past John Carroll University, through beautiful upscale neighborhoods, and eventually down Cedar Hill to Cleveland's University Circle cultural district, which is home to the splendid architecture of Case Western Reserve University, Severance Hall, the Cleveland Museum of Art, and the Cleveland Botanical Gardens.  Next, follow Martin Luther King Jr. Drive north through Rockefeller Park past the International Gardens showcasing Cleveland's rich ethnic heritage, and emerge by Lake Erie in Gordon Park.  Finally, follow the East Shoreway to Downtown Cleveland to see Burke Lakefront Airport, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Great Lakes Science Center, and Cleveland Browns Stadium.  Some noteworthy detours along the route include Coventry Road and Little Italy on Mayfield Road to the north, and Shaker Square to the south (follow Coventry Road south from Fairmount Boulevard to Shaker Boulevard West).
  
 
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Revision as of 23:45, 29 December 2007

Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA

Cuyahoga [1] is a county in Northeast Ohio. The City of Cleveland is its County Seat and the hub a 13-county region with 4.5 million people.

Contents

Understand

Cities

Big City

  • Cleveland [2], the County Seat of Cuyahoga County, is the "Rock and Roll Capital of the World" and home to one of the five richest collections of arts and culture institutions in the US.
Map of Cleveland and suburbs

Suburbs

Get to know Cleveland's suburbs, because there are 58 of them just in Cuyahoga County! That's the most per square mile of any major city in the United States.

  • Bay Village is mostly a residential outer ring suburb with lakefront mansions and condominiums along with quiet middle-class neighborhoods. The Huntington Reservation has the West Side's finest beach with an excellent view of Downtown Cleveland.
  • Beachwood is the cosmopolitan mecca of Cleveland's East Side, including the core of both its "Fashion District" and its "Restaurant Row".
  • Bedford
  • Bedford Heights
  • Bentleyville
  • Berea is a historic town on the East Branch of the Rocky River, home to Baldwin-Wallace College, the Cuyahoga County Fair, and the NFL Cleveland Browns Training Center. Unique dining and shops await in Downtown Berea, along with pleasant walks in the expansive parks around Coe, Baldwin, and Wallace Lakes. The Station Restaurant is a nationally reknowned destination for railfans to watch the frequent trains passing through on the CSX and Norfolk Southern Railroads.
  • Bratenahl
  • Brecksville is a quaint suburb tucked into the Cuyahoga Valley National Park and Cleveland Metroparks and is situated between Cleveland and Akron.
  • Broadview Heights is nicknamed "Highest of the Heights" as it has the highest elevation and the highest point in Cuyahoga County.
  • Brook Park became prominent in the 1950s with the opening of the Ford Motor Company's Cleveland Engine Plants. Brook Park is also home to the bulk of NASA's Glenn Research Center and the Ohio Aerospace Institute, both located next to Cleveland Hopkins International Airport.
  • Brooklyn
  • Brooklyn Heights
  • Chagrin Falls Township
Downtown Chagrin Falls
  • Chagrin Falls Village, named after a French fur trader Sequin, is a charming town in suburban Cleveland, sitting atop the waterfalls of the Chagrin River.
  • Cleveland Heights, first named "Turkey Ridge", is an inner ring suburb that sits atop Cedar Hill (the last of the Allegheny foothills), overlooking University Circle and some breathtaking views of the Cleveland skyline.
  • Cuyahoga Heights
  • East Cleveland
  • Euclid
  • Fairview Park is a quiet inner-ring suburb on the west side of the Rocky River with plenty of shops and restaurants along Lorain Road with the newly rebuilt Westgate Shopping Center on Center Ridge Road.
  • Garfield Heights
  • Gates Mills
  • Glenwillow
  • Highland Heights
  • Highland Hills
  • Hunting Valley
  • Independence is the commercial mecca south of Cleveland, providing businesses accessibility to the East and West Sides of town as well as both Cleveland and Akron. It will soon be home to the NBA Cleveland Cavaliers training center.
  • Lakewood, originally named "Rockport', is the inner ring suburban home of the Gold Coast, high-rise residences lined up along Lake Erie, just west of Cleveland's Edgewater Park. It is also the most densely populated city between New York and Chicago. Many beautiful old homes and mansions along Edgewater Drive, Lake Avenue, and Clifton Boulevard make Lakewood a great place to see, with a variety of local restaurants, bars, shops and art galleries along Detroit Avenue and Madison Avenue. Lakewood Park is popular for weddings and graduation parties, outdoor sports, and romantic walks; its promenade is best in the west for gorgeous sunsets over Lake Erie and views of Downtown Cleveland. Scenic Park, formerly the site of an amusement park at the foot of the Detroit Avenue Bridge in the Rocky River Reservation, provides free boat access to the river and Lake Erie and is the Northwestern terminus of the Metroparks' 24-plus-mile bicycle trail that stretches all the way to North Royalton along Cleveland's Emerald Necklace.
  • Linndale
  • Lyndhurst
  • Maple Heights
  • Mayfield Heights
  • Mayfield Village
  • Middleburg Heights is a small suburb on Cleveland's West Side and home to the Southland Shopping Center.
  • Moreland Hills
  • Newburgh Heights
  • North Olmsted is the retail and restaurant capital of Cuyahoga County with Great Northern Mall and Plazas, even listed at one time in the Guiness Book of World Records for having the most restaurants in a one-mile radius. North Olmsted also contains natural and archaeological spectacle along Cedar Point Road in the Rocky River Reservation; the Fort Hill Loop hiking trail begins at the Rocky River Nature Center and continues up to ancient earthworks and spectacular views of the Rocky River and the shale cliffs that earned it its name.
  • North Randall
  • North Royalton
  • Oakwood
  • Olmsted Falls southwest of Cleveland, is a small town sitting atop the waterfalls of the Rocky River's West Branch.
  • Olmsted Township
  • Orange
  • Parma is Ohio's largest suburb, and known for its large German and Polish heritage. Old shops and restaurants abound throughout many of Parma's neighborhoods, along with Parmatown Mall. General Motors operates an auto plant in the industrial Northwest part of the city.
  • Parma Heights
  • Pepper Pike
  • Richmond Heights
  • Rocky River sits on Lake Erie across from Lakewood at the mouth of the Rocky River.
  • Seven Hills
  • Shaker Heights is one of America's first planned suburban communities and has served as the home of many of NEO's corporate, legal and health care leaders. It previously served as an enclave for the North Union Shaker Community.
  • Solon is a suburb to Cleveland's southeast, home of many of Northeast Ohio's Real Estate Industry elite, and noted in the original theme song from The Drew Carey Show, "let's go bowlin' in Solon".
  • South Euclid
  • Strongsville is a newer outer ring suburb and home to Greater Cleveland's newest indoor mall, Southpark Center. The largest portion of the Cleveland Metroparks Mill Stream Run Reservation, including Bonnie Park, is in Strongsville.
  • University Heights is home of John Carroll University on Cleveland's East Side.
  • Valley View
  • Walton Hills
  • Warrensville Heights
  • Westlake is a suburb on Cleveland's West Side, home of Crocker Park, an upscale lifestyle center and mixed use neighborhood.
  • Woodmere

Get in

By plane

  • Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, CLE. Cleveland's main airport is located on the west side of the city. The airport is served by most of the major domestic airlines, and it is a hub for Continental Airlines as well.
  • Akron-Canton Regional Airport, CAK. Visitors could also use this airport which is a 45-minute drive from Cleveland.
  • Burke Lakefront Airport. A small airport right on the shore of Lake Erie that handles private jet and business traffic.
  • Cuyahoga County Airport is located in northeastern Cuyahoga County.

By car

The State of Ohio is served by the following interstate highways:

  • I-71 connects Cleveland to Medina and then runs southwest toward Columbus.
  • I-76 serving Akron and Youngstown and connecting to beyond Pennsylvania to the east.
  • I-77 starts in Cleveland and runs south through Akron, Canton, New Philadelphia and beyond.
  • I-80 is the Ohio Turnpike (a toll road) that runs across the northern part of the state, serving Cleveland, Akron and Youngstown (where I-80 and I-76 criss cross).
  • I-90 also serves the far northern part of the state, including Cleveland, Lorain, Elyria, Mentor, Painesville and Ashtabula.

By train

Cleveland is served by Amtrak with a station located on the north end of downtown (near Cleveland Browns Stadium). Unforturnately, most Amtrak routes serving Cleveland arrive and depart in the wee hours of the morning (like in the 1:00 to 4:00 a.m. time frame).

By boat

Many boaters utilize the Great Lakes, St. Lawrence Seaway and their connection points as a travel route. There are many marinas and public boat ramps available for this purpose. Also, the American Canadian Caribbean Line and the Great Lakes Cruising Companyprovide Great Lakes cruises that include Cleveland on the itineria.

Get around

  • Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority [3]

See

Scenic Drives

Cuyahoga County is loaded with places to roam, and it's easy since most of the roads run for miles with changing landscapes and neighborhoods. Here are a few routes for various tastes:

  • Western Lakeshore - Downtown Cleveland and West - From Downtown Cleveland head west on the Shoreway past Whiskey Island and Edgewater Park to Clifton Boulevard, with many old homes in Cleveland and Lakewood; after crossing into Rocky River, follow US 6 along Lake Road's many lakefront mansions in Rocky River and Bay Village; end your trip at the beach with some Honey Hut Ice Cream (served in summer months only) at the Huntington Reservation, or continue West as far as Cedar Point and Sandusky along this beautiful lakefront highway!
  • Valley Parkway - Lakewood (West Side) to Brecksville (South) - From the Detroit Avenue Bridge in Lakewood, follow the Rocky River as it meanders through the Rocky River Reservation on the West Side. Enjoy Scenic Park's high shale cliffs at the beginning of the trip and go under five high-level bridges that span the entire valley from I-90 to Brookpark Road. Next, visit the Rocky River Nature Center or spend some time admiring the cliffs near Cedar Point Road. Continue south across three fords over the West Branch of the Rocky River to Bagley Road where you enter the Mill Stream Run Reservation in Berea; pass by Baldwin and Wallace Lakes on your way through to Strongsville and North Royalton, where the parkway separates from the Rocky River towards the Brecksville Reservation; here the Parkway descends into the Cuyahoga Valley and ends at Chippewa Creek Drive, which connects to Riverview Road just to the east and the Cuyahoga Valley National Park.
  • Ohio Turnpike - Boston Heights (Southeast) to Strongsville (West Side) - Believe it or not, there are some great views from this superhighway between Exit 180 (Ohio 8) and Exit 161 (I-71). Between Ohio 8 and I-77, descend and emerge from the Cuyahoga River Valley over a high level bridge across the treetops with views of Downtown Cleveland (which is 20 miles away) on a clear day. Between I-77 and I-71 you cross the Rocky River Valley with great views of Strongsville to the West and North Royalton to the East.
  • Canalway Ohio Scenic Byways - Downtown Cleveland and South - Follow the Cuyahoga River and the route of the Ohio & Erie Canal to Akron and beyond!
  • Chagrin Valley - Willoughby to Chagrin Falls (East Side) - Begin in quaint Downtown Willoughby in Eastern Lake County and follow Ohio 174 (River Street) South. Stay on Ohio 174 as it diverges from Ohio 84 and becomes River Road, and eventually Chagrin River Road. Enjoy spectacular cliffs and see why the Chagrin is named a State Scenic River. Pass through Gates Mills and Hunting Valley, which are home to many of Greater Cleveland's elite. Finally, turn left on Chagrin Boulevard to head west into picturesque Downtown Chagrin Falls.
  • Fairmount Boulevard/MLK Drive/East Shoreway - Hunting Valley (East Side) to Downtown Cleveland - Traverse the East Side from the Chagrin River past John Carroll University, through beautiful upscale neighborhoods, and eventually down Cedar Hill to Cleveland's University Circle cultural district, which is home to the splendid architecture of Case Western Reserve University, Severance Hall, the Cleveland Museum of Art, and the Cleveland Botanical Gardens. Next, follow Martin Luther King Jr. Drive north through Rockefeller Park past the International Gardens showcasing Cleveland's rich ethnic heritage, and emerge by Lake Erie in Gordon Park. Finally, follow the East Shoreway to Downtown Cleveland to see Burke Lakefront Airport, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Great Lakes Science Center, and Cleveland Browns Stadium. Some noteworthy detours along the route include Coventry Road and Little Italy on Mayfield Road to the north, and Shaker Square to the south (follow Coventry Road south from Fairmount Boulevard to Shaker Boulevard West).

Do

A wide variety of activities await you in Northeast Ohio. Whether you are looking for outdoor fun, culture, the fine arts, history, sports, shopping, clubbing and dining - Cleveland ROCKS!

Sports

Outdoors

  • Cleveland Metroparks features hiking, bicycling, bridle trails and the kind of natural beauty no one expects to find in a major urban area! Most of the parks connect in a ring around the city called "The Emerald Necklace", with interpretive centers throughout the county that connect nature with the history of the region. Many of the Metroparks connect to the Cuyahoga Valley National Park to the south.
  • Cleveland Metroparks Zoo off of Fulton Road on Cleveland's West Side features animals from throughout the world and an indoor rain forest.
  • Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Located south of Cleveland, this park follows the course of the Cuyahoga River and the historic Ohio & Erie Canal between Cleveland and Akron. A number of older buildings are preserved here. The Cuyahoga Scenic Railroad, with train cars from the 1940s and 1950s also runs through the park. Pick up the train in Valley View near Thornburg Station (8111 Rockside Road), a mixed-use retail, restaurant and office complex sitting between the river and canal.
  • North Coast Beaches. Along the southern shore of Lake Erie are a large number of public beaches. The largest natural sand beach in Ohio, Headlands Beach State Park, is located east of Cleveland, in Mentor. Cleveland Lakefront State Park also includes a large beach at its Edgewater Park, just west of downtown Cleveland. Many other beaches are available throughout Northeast Ohio, including Lakeview Park, Huntington Beach, Euclid Beach and Fairport Harbor.
  • Lake Erie Islands. Located west of Cleveland, a group of picturesque and festive islands in Lake Erie are accessible via ferry. In addition to several[4] Ohio State Parks] located on the islands, there is plenty to do including wineries, restaurants, bars, marinas and beaches.

Learn

  • Baldwin-Wallace College, Berea
  • Capital University, Cleveland Center
  • Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland (University Circle)
  • Cleveland College of Jewish Studies, Beachwood
  • Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland (University Circle)
  • Cleveland State University, Cleveland
  • Cuyahoga Community College, Cleveland, Parma and Warrensville Heights campuses
  • David N. Myers College, Cleveland
  • John Carroll University, University Heights
  • Notre Dame College of Ohio, South Euclid
  • Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine, Cleveland
  • Ursuline College, Pepper Pike

Work

Enjoy your visit, but you'll probably want to stay. Greater Cleveland today is a global corporate center where national and international corporations grow and develop from the area’s strong, diversified economy. Poised as the leading center of commerce between New York City and Chicago, Greater Cleveland has been ranked by Fortune magazine as the sixth best location in North America to conduct business. Five major industries have evolved to become the economic strength of the region: Health & Medicine, Science & Engineering, Biotechnology & Biomedical, Manufacturing and Education.

Fourteen companies headquartered in Cuyahoga County are on Fortunes 2007 list of the top 1000 U.S. corporations. More than 37% of the Fortune 500 companies are present in Greater Cleveland through corporate headquarters, major divisions, subsidiaries and sales offices. Cleveland is headquarters to 113 companies with revenues of $100 million or more, including the 14 Fortune 1000 firms headquartered in Cuyahoga County. In addition, more than 150 international companies have a presence here.

Cuyahoga County has a diverse mix of business activity, including the following Fortune 1000 Company Headquarters (according to the 2007 list):

  • 159 Progressive Corporation, Mayfield Heights - Insurance
  • 188 National City Corporation, Cleveland - Banking
  • 198 Eaton Corporation, Cleveland - Motor Vehicle/Parts
  • 266 Parker-Hannifin Corporation, Cleveland - Aerospace
  • 309 Sherwin Williams Company, Cleveland - Paint and Coatings
  • 319 Key Corp, Cleveland - Banking
  • 468 Aleris International, Beachwood - Metals
  • 594 Nacco Industries, Cleveland - Industrial Equipment
  • 844 Ferro, Cleveland - Chemicals
  • 884 American Greetings, Cleveland - Greeting Cards
  • 847 Medical Mutual of Ohio, Cleveland - Health Insurance
  • 861 Cleveland-Cliffs, Cleveland - Mining & Crude Oil
  • 866 Lincoln Electric, Cleveland - Arc Welding Equipment
  • 885 Applied Industrial Technologies, Cleveland - Bearings

Buy

Downtown Cleveland

  • Tower City Center, a large urban complex, a retail mall, hotels and the Terminal Tower.
  • The Galleria at Erieview is another complex that includes a popular lunchtime foodcourt.

East Side

  • Beachwood Place, southeast corner of Cedar and Richmond Rds in Beachwood.
  • Chagrin Falls.
  • Coventry District, Cleveland Heights.
  • Eton Collection, on Chagrin Boulevard in Woodmere, provides upscale options for shopping and dining.
  • La Place, southeast corner of Cedar and Richmond Rds in Beachwood.
  • Legacy Village, northwest corner of Cedar and Richmond Rds in Lyndhurst.
  • Shaker Commons.
  • Shaker Square.
  • Uptown Solon.

West Side

  • Downtown Berea along Front Street just south of Bagley Road.
  • Crocker Park off of I-90 at Crocker Road in Westlake provides a mixed-use "new town" environment with upscale shopping.
  • Grand Pacific Junction off of Columbia Road in Olmsted Falls has many antique and specialty shops.
  • Great Northern Mall and various plazas off of I-480, Great Northern Boulevard, Lorain Road, and Brookpark Road in North Olmsted. Almost any type of store can be found somewhere in North Olmsted.
  • Lakewood has many specialty shops along Detroit Avenue.
  • Lorain Station on Lorain Avenue near W 98th Street is a neighborhood known as Cleveland's antique district.
  • Parmatown Mall on Ridge Road two miles south of I-480 in Parma. Ridge Road and State Road in Parma also offer several local specialty shops.
  • Ridge Park Square at I-480 and Ridge Road in Brooklyn. Nearby Brookpark Road from Tiedeman to Ridge Road also provides several big-box shopping opportunities.
  • Southland Shopping Center at Pearl Road, Smith Road, and W 130th Street in Middleburg Heights. More shopping can also be found farther north on Pearl Road in Parma Heights.
  • Southpark Center Mall off of I-71 and Royalton Road in Strongsville. More specialty shops and big-box stores can be found along Pearl Road throughout Strongsville.
  • Steelyard Commons in Cleveland's Tremont neighborhood off of I-71 & Ohio 176 near Downtown.
  • Westgate on Center Ridge Road in Fairview Park & Rocky River.

Art

  • Little Italy.
  • Ohio City.
  • Tremont.

Eat

  • The Baricelli Inn, [5].
  • Blue Point Grille, 700 W St. Clair Ave, 216 875 7827.
  • Fire Food and Drink, [6].
  • Johnny's Downtown, 1406 W 6th St, Warehouse District, 216 623 0055.
  • Lockkeepers Inn, [7].
  • Moxie's, Beachwood.
  • One Walnut, Financial District in the Ohio Savings Plaza.
  • Pier W, Gold Coast, 12700 Lake Avenue, 216 228 2250.

Drink

  • Great Lakes Brewing Company [8], on Market Avenue near W 25th Street and Lorain Avenue has nearly a dozen award-winning brews to choose from. Ask for the beer sampler so you can taste them all!
  • The House of Blues, downtown near Public Square.
  • Rock Bottom Brewery at the Powerhouse on the Flats' West Bank.
  • Rocky River Brewing Company just west of Westgate Shopping Center on Center Ridge Road, offers several microbrew selections.

Sleep

  • Baricelli Inn-Little Italy. Quaint bed and breakfast feel above fine Italian restaurant and next to University Circle (museums, Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals).
  • Glidden House-University Circle. Renovated and expanded mansion in University Circle (museums, Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals).
  • Hyatt Regency at the Arcade, [9]. The Hyatt corporation redeveloped the Arcade into Cleveland's first Hyatt Regency hotel. The hotel occupies the two towers and the top three floors of the atrium area. The two lower floors of the atrium area remain open to the public with retail merchants and a food court. In addition, the lobby and offices are located near the Superior Avenue entrance.
  • Renaissance on Public Square, 24 Public Square, 216 696-5600. Located on Public Square in Tower City Center, near Gateway Sports Complex (attached by walkway), Historic Warehouse District and the Flats.

Contact

Read

Listen

Watch

Stay safe

Cope

  • Convention & Visitors Bureau of Greater Cleveland, 50 Public Square, 3100 Terminal Tower, Hotline 800-321-1004, 216 621-4110, 800 321-1001, Main fax: 216 621-5967, Tourism fax: 216 623-4499, Housing fax 216 623-4495, cvb@travelcleveland.com, [10].

Get out

  • Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Located south of Cleveland, this park follows the course of the Cuyahoga River and the historic Ohio & Erie Canal between Cleveland and Akron. A number of older buildings are preserved here. The Cuyahoga Scenic Railroad, with train cars from the 1940s and 1950s also runs through the park. Pick up the train in Valley View near Thornburg Station (8111 Rockside Road), a mixed-use retail, restaurant and office complex sitting between the river and canal.
  • North Coast Beaches. Along the southern shore of Lake Erie are a large number of public beaches. The largest natural sand beach in Ohio, Headlands Beach State Park, is located east of Cleveland, in Mentor. Cleveland Lakefront State Park also includes a large beach at its Edgewater Park, just west of downtown Cleveland. Many other beaches are available throughout Northeast Ohio, including Huntington Beach, Euclid Beach and Fairport Harbor.
  • Lake Erie Islands. Located west of Cleveland, a group of picturesque and festive islands in Lake Erie are accessible via ferry. In addition to several Ohio State Parks located on the islands, there is plenty to do including wineries, restaurants, bars, marinas and beaches.
  • Hall of Fame Cycle. Tourists can plan visits to the Rock Hall, Inventure Place (the National Inventors Hall of Fame in Akron) and the Pro Football Hall of Fame (in Canton).
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