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Plan your day at Edgewater Park on Lake Erie

Plan Your Day at Edgewater Park on Lake Erie | 🌲🚤 [Info, Tips, Data, Guide]

Last Updated on: 19th September 2022, 11:18 pm

Edgewater Park On Lake Erie Overview

Edgewater Park is a staple in Cleveland Metroparks. With 147 acres to explore, there are 9,000 feet of shoreline, dog beaches, swimming areas, boat ramps, a fishing pier, parking, bathrooms, areas to have a picnic, grills, and even a rentable pavilion.

While there are endless opportunities to explore, you can’t get to them all in one day. To help plan your day to the fullest, this guide will cover what to do at Edgewater Park and everything you need to know.

 

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History Of Cleveland’s Edgewater Park

In 1894, a piece of land was purchased by Jacob B. Perkins, Cleveland’s Second Park Board. When Jacob made the purchase, there were two parcels of land, and they went on to become Perkins Beach and Edgewater Park. 

When it first opened, they wanted to get people interested in coming down to the park, so they had events like the Maypole Dance and concerts. 

Since then, a pavilion, baseball field, picnic areas, concession stands, playground structures, and a Yacht club have been built. 

Edgewater Park is one of the most iconic and popular spaces for Cleveland residents to spend their free time or unwind from a busy day. 

Where Is Edgewater Park? | Edgewater Park Hours & Location

You can get to Edgewater Park on a bike by taking the Lakefront Bikeway on the north end of W 65th St on the Detroit Shoreway. But if you’re riding in a car, you’ll either take the exit towards Memorial Shoreway or enter the west side of the park on West Blvd. 

  • Address: Edgewater Park, Cleveland, OH 44102
  • Hours: Monday through Sunday from 6:00am till 11:00pm
  • Parking Information: Depending on the weather, day of the week, and time of day, parking availability will differ, but if you go during a slower time, there are plenty of parking spots. 
  • Edgewater Park Map

Edgewater Park Activities

  • Biking & Cycling
  • Picnicking
  • Boating
  • Sailing
  • Paddlesports

Edgewater Park Amenities

  • Fishing Pier
  • Parking
  • Picnic Tables
  • Restrooms
  • Trail Access

Are Dogs Allowed In Edgewater Park?

While not the entire Edgewater Park is dog friendly, there is a section on the westernmost portion of the Edgewater Beach that allows dogs, and it’s called the K-9 Coastline. 

K-9 Coastline, Cleveland, OH 44102


Edgewater Park Cleveland Events

There are regular events that take place in Edgewater Park through Cleveland Metroparks. Some of the consistent events throughout the months are Cruising Acacia, a Canoe Paddle, Kayaking, and an Afternoon Walk in the Forest. Click here for the full calendar. 

Edgewater Beach

Located on the lower end of the park, Edgewater Beach is the perfect way to cool down on a hot summer’s day or finish up the day by taking in the gorgeous sunset. They have a concession stand called Eats & Treats that serves the best Honey Hut Ice Cream. The beach is 2,400 feet long, with 1,000 of those feet being designated swimming areas. And if you’re interested in going kayaking, the beach provides the access point you need. 

Edgewater Beach Activities

  • Exploring the great outdoors
  • Fishing & ice fishing (during winter)
  • Hiking
  • Walking
  • Picnicking
  • Swimming

Edgewater Beach Amenities

  • Ada Beach wheelchairs
  • Cabana rental
  • Chair rental
  • Grills
  • Fishing pier
  • Picnic tables
  • Play structure
  • Restrooms
  • Trail access 

Edgewater Beach Rules & Regulations

  • No swimming if the red flag is out due to weather and safety concerns
  • No diving
  • No alcohol or drugs
  • No pets on the beach (except in the dog-friendly portion)
  • You can’t fish near the swimming areas
  • No snorkeling or scuba diving
  • Always listen to the lifeguards on duty

Edgewater Beach Hours & Address

  • Address: Edgewater Beach, Cleveland, OH 44102
  • Parking Information: The parking is the same as Edgewater Park
  • General Location: Located near the lower section of Edgewater Park, you can easily access hop from Edgewater Beach over to Edgewater Park. 


Edgewater Beach House

As a modern waterfront pavilion, the Edgewater Beach House provides beachgoers with a snack bar, along with a regular bar for 21+ years old with local beers and cocktails. Enjoy some of the best views in town while enjoying your afternoon treat. 

Edgewater Beach House Activities

  • Biking
  • Concerts 
  • Movies
  • Dining
  • Exploring the culture
  • Hiking
  • Walking
  • Picnicking
  • Swimming

Edgewater Beach House Amenities

  • Fireplace
  • Grills
  • Picnic tables
  • Restrooms
  • Volleyball courts

Edgewater Beach House Hours & Address

Edgewater Pier

Whether you enjoy fishing, bird watching, or taking photos, the Edgewater Fishing Pier is the ideal spot to view the beautiful city of Cleveland and the shore of Lake Erie. If you plan on going fishing, stop by the Edgewater Bait Shop and Concessions stand to get your supplies for the day! 

Some of the most common fishes that you can catch while fishing off the Edgewater Pier are perch, sheepshead, channel catfish, walleye, and many more. As a reminder, though, it’s essential that if you go fishing to have an Ohio fishing license for everyone that is 16 years and older. 

Edgewater Pier Activities

  • Fishing 
  • Ice Fishing

Edgewater Pier Amenities

  • Fishing Pier
  • Parking

Edgewater Pier Hours & Address

  • Address: Edgewater Pier, 6500 Cleveland Memorial Shoreway, Cleveland, OH 44102
  • Hours: Monday through Sunday from 6:00am till 11:00pm
  • Parking Information: The closest parking lot to the Edgewater Pier is the Whiskey Island Road parking lot. 
  • General Location: The closest building when you’re on the Edgewater Pier will be the Edgewater Yacht Club. 

 

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Perkins Beach

While Perkins Beach isn’t the go-to space for swimming (it’s not permitted), it’s known for the beautiful hiking trails nearby and is one of the paddleboarding launches within Edgewater Park. 

It’s located near the bottom of the 60 foot bluff that’s north of Cliff Drive, and you can only get to it by going down the stairs that are off the Perkins parking lot. 

Perkins Beach Activities

  • Boating
  • Sailing
  • Paddlesports
  • Exploring the great outdoors
  • Hiking
  • Walking

Perkins Beach Hours & Address

  • Address: Perkins Beach, Cleveland, OH 44102
  • Parking Information: There is a circular parking lot off to the right of Perkins Beach, you will want to park there. 
  • General Location: You’re by the Edgewater Beach and the Edgewater Beach House

Edgewater Nature Shop

While the Edgewater Nature Shop might not be a tourist attraction, it’s a staple in Edgewater Park to help make the experience what it truly can be at the end of the day. They have umbrellas, beach chairs, and cabanas for rent while also selling snacks, cold drinks, souvenirs, and much more. 

Edgewater Nature Shop Activities

  • Boating
  • Sailing
  • Paddlesports
  • Picnicking
  • Swimming

Edgewater Nature Shop Amenities

  • Boat rentals
  • Cabana and beach rentals
  • Emergency phone
  • Information and assistance
  • Shopping and souvenirs 

Edgewater Nature Shop Rental Pricing

  • Cabana: $20 per day
  • Beach Chair: $5 per day
  • Beach Umbrella: $5 per day

Edgewater Nature Shop Hours & Address

  • Address: Edgewater Nature Shop 
  • Phone Number: 216.954.3408 ext 3
  • Hours: Monday through Sunday from 10:00am till 6:00pm

Edgewater Hiking Trails

There are three main hiking trails throughout Edgewater Park.

Entire Edgewater Park Loop

The total distance of Edgewater Park is 2.3 miles. It takes approximately 40 minutes to walk and 13 minutes to complete on a bike. You can start on either the lower or the upper part of the park. 

Lower Edgewater Loop

If you want a shorter walk, consider the lower loop. It’s only 1 mile, and it takes approximately 16 minutes to walk and 5 minutes to bike. You can access the trail from the main parking lot for Edgewater Beach, and during the walk, you’ll get beautiful views of Lake Erie. 

Upper Edgewater Loop

For only 0.6 miles, you can walk the upper part of Edgewater Park in approximately 9 minutes or 3 minutes if you’re riding a bike. 

Cleveland Script Sign

You can usually find the Cleveland Script Sign strategically placed throughout the city in some of the most popular areas. In this case, Edgewater Park is a place residents and tourists love to head to during the day. 

What makes the Edgewater Park Cleveland sign stand out is that it’s one of the best photo spots in Cleveland due to the breathtaking views!

The city has a specific hashtag for everyone who takes a photo to use so that they can join the fun–next time you take a photo, make sure to use #ThisisCLE. 

Cleveland Script Sign Hours & Address

Edgewater Park Cleveland Map

Check out this map to find Edgewater Park attractions and other fun local amenities. 

Are you ready to experience everything that Edgewater Park has to offer for yourself? This Cleveland oasis is perfect for both residents and visitors. If you’re ready to make the transition and call the Cleveland area your home, Summit Moving is here to help make your relocation seamless! Call us at (216) 641-6677 for a free estimate! 

 

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