Cleveland June 19, 2019
Greater Cleveland’s Most Refreshing Hike Will Lead You Straight To A Beautiful Swimming Hole
Where can one find Greater Cleveland’s best swimming hole? The fact of the matter is that the area abounds with stunning scenery, and there are many lovely places that are perfect for a swim. It all boils down to personal preference, but locals and visitors alike have found common ground when it comes to one nearby state park. Here, you’ll enjoy lovely lakefront views, a swimming beach, and picture-perfect trails right on the lake. Get ready to feel as cool as a cucumber, because a dip in this kettle lake near Cleveland makes sunny days unforgettable.
Prepare to walk on the wild side, because we're heading into the wilderness of an Ohio State Park for an unforgettable adventure.
Punderson's 741 acres are full of surprises, especially when it comes to quiet strolls along their 11 miles of trails.
The Erie Trail is the longest at just over two miles, but all trails offer their own unique charms. Visitors also enjoy boating and fishing, though a valid Ohio fishing license is necessary.
You may be surprised to learn that the state park hosts a stunning swimming beach...
At 600 feet, this beach is petite and private. It's surrounded by the glorious colors of the Northeast Ohio wilderness, but don't let this distract you... there's no lifeguard on duty, so you'll want to exercise caution.
...and that the beach is tucked up against Beach Trail, a breathtaking half-mile walk alongside Punderson Lake.
If you're planning a swimming adventure, you'll definitely want to have your hiking boots on standby. There are so many lovely trails around the park that you won't be able to resist their allure. You can find an interactive map
In addition to the splendid swimming area, you'll also find playgrounds, picnic areas, and so much more.
Bring sunscreen on your trip with you, and be sure to
check for water advisories
before you plan your trip. Bacteria and algae are common in this area, and you don't want to get sick while on vacation.
If a day at the beach doesn't sound like your cup of tea, there's much more to do in this park... no matter the season.
You can swing by the archery game, play golf, or even go camping at this stunning park. You can find more information
You also might uncover a bit of local history during your visit.
This lovely lake is named for Lemuel Punderson, the first person to permanently settle in this lovely area. The lake's history, of course, is much older.
You'll be amazed to learn that Punderson Lake is the deepest kettle lake in Ohio, and you'll certainly find yourself mesmerized but its beauty.
Kettle lakes are depressions created by glacial movement, and melting glacial water filled this body of water in particular. It has since become a vibrant destination that hosts a great variety of Ohio wildlife.
If you can't fathom spending
just one day at this park, consider booking a stay at the on-site lodge.
The stunning lodge at Punderson is historic and beautiful, and its campus includes additional activities like volleyball, tennis, and shuffleboard courts, indoor and outdoor pools, and a full-service restaurant. Be sure to
book your room
in advance if you're planning a trip.
Every season is memorable at Punderson Lake.
Address: 11755 Kinsman Road, Newbury, OH, 44065
Our selection of state parks is truly a gift to be cherished. Have you ever visited Punderson Lake? What did you most enjoy doing during your visit to this park?
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