5 End-of-Summer Adventures in Northeast Ohio – WKYC.com | Gmx Pharm

It’s hard to believe, but summer only lasts a few weeks.

CLEVE-LAND — Editor’s Note: The video at the top of this story shows a front seat ride on the Steel Vengeance roller coaster. cedar top.

It seems like only yesterday that school was canceled for the summer.

And yet, here we are in August!

Don’t worry, summer doesn’t technically end until September 22nd. That means you still have several weeks to explore all of northeast Ohio in the summer before fall arrives.

From our lush scenery to our stays across the lake to thrilling rides right in our backyard and climbing our hidden ledges, we have several great ideas for ending summer in Northeast Ohio.

Take a look at our list of ideas below. You have plenty of time to complete it before school starts. Ready to explore? And go!

Enjoy a day (and night) at Cedar Point

Have you been to an amusement park this summer? We are fortunate to have one just an hour from Cleveland. But even if you don’t like roller coasters, there are some fun events at the park this August.

Cedar Point’s summer nighttime event at Cedar Point Beach is back. It’s called Cedar Point Nights and it’s the best beach party of the summer right in front of the park.

You can even buy a bundle ticket that lets you go to the park during the day and party at The Breakers on the beach at night.

Cedar Point Nights takes place from July 29th to August 1st.

To learn more, click HERE.

Visit the islands of Lake Erie

One of the best things about Cleveland is its proximity to the Lake Erie Islands. Put-in-Bay is accessible by ferry or Jet Express from Port Clinton and Catawba.

If you are looking for a party atmosphere for an adults only trip this is a great place for you. But you won’t run out of activities for the whole family either. Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial is a cool place to visit, along with several local and state parks and wildlife sanctuaries.

Learn more about Put-in-Bay HERE.

If you want a more “relaxed” atmosphere, Kelley’s Island might be a better fit. It is a nature lover’s paradise with many hiking trails, sandy beaches and water sports.

It is also known for its Glacial Grooves State Memorial.

There are also many waterfront bars and restaurants, as well as delicious wineries and breweries.

You can reach Kelley’s Island by ferry from Marblehead.

Learn more about Kelley’s Island HERE.

Canoe, Kayak or Float on the Mohican River

We are fortunate to have many inviting bodies of water here in Northeast Ohio. The most obvious is Lake Erie. But have you tried anything on the Mohican River?

If you drive about 90 minutes south of Cleveland, you can canoe, kayak, or raft down the Mohican. One place that offers many different options is Mohican Adventures.

For example, you can choose to canoe or kayak seven or 15 miles, or float seven miles down the river on a tube.

There is a campsite if you want to bring the motorhome and make it a weekend, or cabins are available for rent.

Learn more about Mohican Adventures HERE.

Zipline or Rock Climb at Go Ape!

Adventure awaits at our lush Cleveland Metroparks: zip lines, high ropes courses, forest escapes and Tarzan swings! It’s all available at Go Ape! in Strongville.

You can choose from a variety of treetop adventures including Monkey Drop or Treetop Journey. Or, if zip lining and tree climbing aren’t your thing, try your hand at ax throwing.

Here is a LINK for more information on Go Ape!

Climbing/hiking at Whipp’s Ledges

In addition to its beautiful hiking trails and 90-acre lake, the Hinckley Reservation in the Cleveland Metroparks is home to Whipp’s Ledges, an urban crag of high-grade sandstone boulders, according to OhioClimbersCollalition.org.

With peaks rising 350 feet above Hinckley Lake and formed more than 250 million years ago, it’s a great climbing experience. Read more about permits here.

If rock climbing isn’t your thing, Rising Valley off Newton Road offers public trails.

Read more about the Hinckley reservation HERE.

Editor’s Note: The following video is from an unrelated story in July 2019.

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