Edgewater Park is a 147-acre park located on Lake Erie. The grounds for the park were purchased by the City of Cleveland in 1894, and it has been drawing folks to enjoy the lakefront and its panoramic views since 1895. The park features 9,000 feet of shoreline with a variety of activities for visitors to participate in. Beachgoers can swim in the lake and bring their four-legged friends to their own beach! Have a boat? You can launch it at the public boat ramps.
With a fishing pier that is 200 feet long, it's the perfect spot for anglers to drop their lines. Fishers can head to the pier concession stand to pick up tackle and bait or a snack. There is a picnic area with grills to cook up those delicious catches or enjoy a packed lunch! Along the park, there are paths that many locals use for biking, running, and walking. Birdwatchers will enjoy spotting flocks of geese, diving ducks, loons, grebes and rare gulls.
At the Edgewater Nature Shop, you can rent stand up paddleboards, umbrellas, lounge chairs, and cabanas for your beach day. The shop also sells refreshments such as cold drinks and snacks, or beach necessities like sunscreen! The eastern half of the park has athletic fields and is home to the Edgewater Yacht Club and the Edgewater Lagoon.
Open seasonally, the Edgewater Beach House lets beachgoers take a break from the sun and sand. There is a covered pavilion, food made to order, and a bar serving local beer and cocktails. Edgewater Park is also home to one of the famous Cleveland signs, a popular backdrop for souvenir photos and selfies.
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