Cleveland April 12, 2017
The Small Town Near Cleveland You’ve Never Heard Of But Will Fall In Love With
As amazing as living in Cleveland can be, sometimes settling just outside the Forest City can clear your mind and provide some much-needed peace and quiet. Only a few miles from Cleveland, one small village offers you the perfect combination of isolation and excitement.
Peninsula is a tiny, quiet forest village just a short distance from Cleveland. Nestled within Cuyahoga Valley National Park, the small town is surrounded by breathtaking natural beauty.
According to the 2010 census, Peninsula boasts a minuscule population of only about 560 full-time residents. Its location in the middle of an amazing state park makes it a favorite destination for tourists or wanderers.
There's a chance you have passed right through Peninsula and not known it: the town is one of few stops on the historic Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad line.
The village is a small but very tight-knit community, with many locals working primarily in the popular tourism industry for the town in the spring and summer months.
Exploring Peninsula is a great way to spend a day. From amazing trails and footpaths that wind through the town into the state park proper to a vibrant downtown including fantastic shopping and dining spots, there is no shortage of things to do in this otherwise quiet town.
Peninsula has an identity all its own, and vibrant decorations and offbeat art often line the streets.
The incredible nature that surrounds Peninsula makes for some truly unforgettable views. Any lover of the great outdoors owes it to themselves to take in the sights here.
Peninsula retains a small-town atmosphere that makes you feel a million miles away from everything. It might be small and hidden in the middle of a sprawling state park, but it's one of the best places to live near the Forest City.
Have you ever visited Peninsula? What did you love about it? Let us know in the comments below.