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With the summer season gearing up, there are plenty of ways to beat the heat in Cleveland Metroparks.
Make a splash at any of the following swimming areas this summer:
HUNTINGTON BEACH: JUNE 1 - AUGUST 11 and WEEKENDS THROUGH LABOR DAY � FREE!
11 a.m. to 9 p.m., daily � Huntington Reservation
Discover the beauty of Huntington Beach, located on the shores of Lake Erie in Bay Village, while enjoying the surf, sand, sun and ever-changing views of the lake. Huntington Beach is located off Lake Road in Huntington Reservation in Bay Village.
HINCKLEY LAKE SWIMMING AREA: JUNE 1 - AUGUST 11 � FREE!
11 a.m. to 9 p.m., daily � Hinckley Reservation
Hinckley Lake Swimming Area features picnic areas, grills, a waterfall dam and more! Hinckley Lake Swimming Area is located off Bellus Road in Hinckley Reservation, between West and East drives in Hinckley Township.
WALLACE LAKE SWIMMING AREA: JUNE 1 - AUGUST 11 � FREE!
11 a.m. to 7 p.m., daily � Mill Stream Run Reservation
Wallace Lake Swimming Area features a relaxing beach, the Quarry Rock Caf� concession stand, a baseball field, and paddleboat rentals (nominal fee). Wallace Lake is located off Valley Parkway in Mill Stream Run Reservation, south of Bagley Road in Berea.
Ledge Pool & Recreation area: MAY 25 - AUGUST 18 � PAID ADMISSION
11 a.m. to 7 p.m., daily � Hinckley Reservation
Ledge Pool & Recreation Area features the heated 80'x100' swimming pool, Ledge Rock Caf� concession stand, shore fishing at Ledge Lake, sand volleyball and basketball courts, and reservable picnic areas. Ledge Pool & Recreation area is located at 1151 Ledge Road, between Kellogg and State roads in Hinckley Reservation in Hinckley Township. The pool can be used by daily admission fee or season pass:
Adults (ages 12 and over) $5
Children (ages 6 to 11) $4
Children (5 and under) Free
Senior Citizens (65 and over) Free
Family (Tax District) $115
Family (Non-Tax District) $145
Lifeguards are on duty at all four swimming areas during posted swimming hours.
Or, if you're looking to reel in the big fish or just to enjoy a day of relaxing fishing fun, these local fishing areas are sure to get you hooked on Cleveland Metroparks:
Big Creek Reservation
- Judge's Lake
- Ledge Lake
- Hinckley Lake
MILL STREAM RUN RESERVATION
- Rocky River (Bagley to Bennett roads)
- Wallace Lake
- Ranger Lake
- Bonnie Park Picnic Area Pond
NORTH CHAGRIN RESERVATION
OHIO & ERIE CANAL RESERVATION
ROCKY RIVER RESERVATION
- The Oxbow at Lagoon Picnic Area
- Rocky River (Scenic Park to Bagley Rd.)
SOUTH CHAGRIN RESERVATION
- Chagrin River (S. Woodland Rd. to Liberty Rd.)
A variety of fish can be caught including bass, trout, crappie and bluegill. An Ohio fishing license is required for ages 16 and older.
Park visitors can paddle away into the horizon on boating excursions at the following locations in the Park District:
EMERALD NECKLACE MARINA - located in Rocky River Reservation, off Valley Parkway in Lakewood. (kayak rental available)
HINCKLEY LAKE BOATHOUSE - located in Hinckley Reservation, off West Drive in Hinckley Township. (rowboat, electric motor boat, canoe, kayak, stand up paddleboard, pontoon boat and paddleboat rental available)
WALLACE LAKE - located in Mill Stream Run Reservation, off Valley Parkway in Berea.
(paddleboat,and kayak rental available through August 11, no private vessels allowed)
Fishing and boating areas are open daily from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.
For more information on any of the swimming, fishing or boating areas, log on to clevelandmetroparks.com or call 216-635-3200.
Have a great time with water recreation fun this summer in Cleveland Metroparks - Discover, Enjoy, Protect!