The Spectacular Winter Waterfront Hike Every Clevelander Must Take

Winter transforms the landscape here in Cleveland each winter, but it also transforms our adjacent waterscape. As we move deeper into the coldest months, Lake Erie and its coast will look very different. Snow and splendid ice sculptures shaped by Mother Nature herself will change our charming shore into a winter wonderland, and every Clevelander must take in this incredible majesty at least once. The splendor of our shore at wintertime is unrivaled, especially along this lovely trail in Lakefront Reservation:

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It seems that we take our park system for granted sometimes, for we often forget that they are open for hiking in the winter. The truth is that winter is one of the loveliest times to spend time in all of our parks, but no matter where you go, the landscape pales in comparison to our alluring coast.

Not ready for winter? Check out this list of pointers to prepare you for Cleveland’s iciest winter months.