Cleveland August 21, 2017
9 Lazy Rivers Near Cleveland That Are Perfect For Tubing On A Summer’s Day
As August draws to a close, we become aware that our warm days are numbered. But, right now, it is so unbearably hot that it is the ideal time to take full advantage of our final summer days and make a splash. Here, we mean “make a splash” in the most literal of ways. There are so many lazy rivers near Cleveland that there is always a great destination to kick back, cool off, and relax as you float away from reality for a much needed break. We’ve compiled a list of the coolest water parks within an hour and a half of Cleveland that are still open for you to enjoy.
1. Mohican Adventures, 3045-3058 State Route 3 South, Loudonville
Though a bit of a drive, this spectacular experience is well worth the trip. Mohican Adventures offers guests the opportunity to float down the Mohican River, flowing with a natural current while you enjoy the sights and sounds of the Loudonville wildlife. Relaxing tubing adventures are available through Labor Day, so now is the time to head out and make the most of the end pf the summer season!
2. Pioneer Waterland, 10661 Kile Road, Chardon
The season of fun is not yet over at Chardon's coolest outdoor attraction! Though regular summer hours are over, you can still have a ton of outdoor fun on August 26 and 27 or September 4. During your visit, you can also enjoy fun dry-land activities, through outlets such as the Batting Cage or Fun Zone Game Arcade.
3. NatureVation Outdoor Adventures, 3390 Desota Avenue, Cleveland
Though its home base is in Cleveland Heights, NatureVation brings Ohioans face-to-face with epic adventure all around Northeast Ohio. Before the summer is over, consider a NatureVation excursion that allows you to enjoy a casual day on our favorite crooked river.
4. Kalahari Resorts Sandusky, 7000 Kalahari Drive, Sandusky
Kalahari is one of Ohio's coolest indoor water parks. As it is located in Sandusky, Kalahari is an ideal day trip for Clevelanders—not too far to drive, and full of indoor water features that ensure that unpleasant weather will not interfere with your plans.
5. Kokosing Valley Camp & Canoe, 25860 Coshocton Road, Howard
The Kokosing River is one of Ohio's best kept secrets. And, Kokosing Valley is the only livery on the river, so you are ensured a fairly private float down this natural lazy river. Plan to camp out during your visit, because the natural environment around the river is stunning.
6. Cedar Point Shores, 1 Cedar Point Drive, Sandusky
Cedar Point Shores is still open through Labor Day, and there has never been a better time to visit. Crowds are waning as children head back to school, and the cool waters are endlessly refreshing in the late August weather.
7. Crooked River Adventures, 13468 Main Market Road, Burton
Conveniently located off of the highway, this lovely livery is only a short commute from Cleveland. You'll adore the natural wonder of the Cuyahoga River... just remember to bring sunscreen and insect repellent!
8. Great Wolf Lodge, 4600 Milan Road, Sandusky
Great Wolf Lodge is another great local destination for a weekend trip. A bit of a trek from Cleveland, this indoor water park is worth the adventure. Not only will you adore the lazy river, but the 11 water slides aren't too shabby, either.
9. Loudonville Canoe Livery, 424 West Main Street, Loudonville
Loudonville Canoe Livery is another opportunity to explore the banks of the Mohican River from the water. Enjoy two hours of relaxing tubing for $10, traversing a total of three miles along this scenic river.
Summer is not over yet, and these locations near Cleveland make for a spectacular day trip. Have any plans for Labor Day? You do now! Enjoy any of these relaxing rivers for a fun way to de-stress. If you are feeling particularly adventurous, consider spending your Labor Day weekend at one of the camp grounds listed above.
For more late summer fun, peruse our list of the
best Cleveland-area adventures.