Cleveland May 17, 2018
9 Outdoor Swimming Holes Around Cleveland That Will Make Your Summer Complete
Summer is a season of incredible fun. All that sunshine leads to infectious attitudes, but it also contributes to burns and overheating. Clevelanders have no reason to worry, however, as there are plenty of epic outdoor water holes where they can dive in. Get ready for an unforgettable season, because this summer is sure to be a great one!
1. Ledge Pool, 1151 Ledge Rd., Hinckley
The Ledge Pool and Recreation Area are hidden gems in the Hinckley Reservation. In this pool, many locals have attended learn-to-swim classes and other special events, including the Dog Paddle and Pet-a-Palooza (pictured). an event that will take place on August 26. You can find admission information
2. Villa Angela Beach, 850 Euclid Creek Pkwy., Cleveland
Once upon a time, crowds flooded this beautiful beach when it was a part of Euclid Beach Amusement Park. Today, it continues to entertain guests, but its landscape is much more natural than it formerly was. The gorgeous Euclid Creek Reservation features a stunning 900-foot shoreline where visitors can swim, but the site is not monitored, so you'll want to bring a buddy during your visit.
3. Munroe Falls Metro Park, 521 S. River Rd., Munroe Falls
If you ever find yourself just south of Cleveland in the summer, you simply must experience the incredible Summit County Metro Parks. Munroe Falls Metro Park is particularly beautiful, and its lake provides a great place to cool off on particularly warm days. Whether you're craving sand or shade, there's a beach on this charming lake that is perfect for you.
4. Edgewater Beach, 6500 Cleveland Memorial Shoreway, Cleveland
On the lower half of Edgewater Park is a gorgeous stretch of beach that features splendid sunsets. The dreamy beach offers an urban escape with the Cleveland skyline as a backdrop, and the panoramic views of the city will blow you away. For an especially unforgettable visit,
attend an event at the beach
5. Wallace Lake, Valley Pkwy., Berea
Sun and sand go together swimmingly, and you'll find just that at this picturesque lake. Tucked away in Mill Stream Run Reservation, this gorgeous 17.6-acre lake provides a dreamy getaway off of one of the most
beautiful drives in Cleveland
6. Euclid Beach, 16301 Lakeshore Blvd., Cleveland
Just a stone's throw from Villa Angela Beach is the beautiful Euclid Beach, a dreamy 650 foot stretch of coast featuring both sun and shade. Here, remnants of Euclid Creek Reservation's former life as Euclid Beach Amusement Park are still visible.
7. Silver Creek Metro Park, 5000 Hametown Rd., Norton
Just south of Cleveland in the Greater Akron area is a charming little swim area with roots that go back to the Civil War. This lake is situated on what was once the Harter Dairy Farm, surrounded by former coal mines. While you can get a glimpse into the past at this pretty place, you can also soak up some sun in a 50-acre lake. The lake is fed by a spring from a former mine, so you're sure to experience history in a truly unique way at this pretty park.
8. Huntington Beach, 28649 Lake Rd., Bay Village
Nestled against Lake Erie's shore in Bay Village is a lovely little chunk of shoreline where locals love to spend entire days. Whether you're dipping your toes in the water or picnicking, you will be treated to incredible views of a breathtaking landscape. Near the beach are two other exciting attractions: the Lake Erie Nature & Science Center and BAYarts.
9. Hinckley Lake, Bellus Rd., Hinckley
Hidden in the gorgeous Hinckley Reservation is
an incredible 87-acre lake
that's beautiful all year long. It is particularly magical in the summer, however, when its adjacent Spillway Swim Area opens to the public. Though petite, this hidden gem is perfect for families!
Summertime is an incredible season in The Land, and locals certainly know how to make it magical. Between all the sun and fun this summer, be sure to swing by some of these awesome outdoor swimming holes for an experience you’ll never forget.
For another fun way to enjoy the water, consider
kayaking through Cleveland this summer.