Recreation & Outdoors

  • 60 Kendall Park Rd.
    Peninsula, Ohio 44264
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    330-655-5444
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    Find all you need for outdoor pursuits such as climbing, hiking, kayaking or canoeing and more, made by top name brands, at Peninsula's leading outdoor gear store. Kendall Cliffs Rock Gym offers a 7,000-square-foot climbing surface rising up to 35-feet high.
  • 1145 West Steels Corners Rd.
    Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio 44223
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    (330) 920-8040
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    Located in Cuyahoga Valley National Park, this amphitheater and performance venue is home to the Cleveland Orchestra during the summer and welcomes nationally-known acts, courtesy of Live Nation, during the concert season to perform for fans in the 5,700 seat pavilion and on the lawn.
  • 2001 Boston Mills Rd.
    Brecksville, Ohio 44141
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    This 15-foot waterfall is a beautiful hike every time of year. There is a small parking lot located across the street from the main trailhead. From there, the falls are a steep half-mile hike. 
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  • 7100 Riverview Rd.
    Peninsula, Ohio 44264
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    800-875-4241
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    From the gentle glide of the beginner slopes to the more challenging pitch of the advanced slopes and moguls, Boston Mills Brandywine serves skiers and snowboarders of all ages and levels of expertise.
  • 9000 Chippewa Creek Dr.
    Brecksville, Ohio 44141
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    (440) 526-1012
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    Want to discover deep forested ravines, walk through a restored Ohio prairie with grasses over eight feet tall, or explore glacial river valleys carved over 10,000 years ago? Brecksville Nature Center offers all this and more to visitors each year.

     
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    • Burning River Adventures offers self-guided and guided kayak tours on the beautiful Cuyahoga River 7 days a week May-October. Various tour options are available and all skill levels are welcome! 
    • 1621 Flickinger Road
      Akron, Ohio 44312
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      (330) 784-5400
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      The program provides a supportive atmosphere to encourage persons with disabilities to play golf and build their skills. It also helps individuals set goals, grow in confidence and self-esteem, and improve their mental and physical health. Classes are taught by PGA Professional Ron Tristano and other qualified staff.
    • 3064 St. Rte. 43
      Brimfield, Ohio 44260
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      (330) 673-1964
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      Quiet family camping on 40 acres. Playground facilities, game room, weekend hayrides scheduled activities, tandem bikes, pedal karts, fishing, paddle boats and lake swimming. Relax in the fresh air around a crackling fire.
    • Emerald Lake
      3196 Clark Mill Rd.
      Norton, Ohio 44203
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      216.374.6719
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      Ohio’s only competitive water-ski show team, which also has a developmental team for young and new skiers. Performing on Wednesdays through August at Emerald Lake and Labor Day weekend at Chippewa Lake Beach. Shows are free and start at 7 p.m.
    • 12712 Hoover Ave. N.W.
      Uniontown, Ohio 44685
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      (330) 877-9800
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      Public waterpark, Jellystone Campground with resort style miniature golf, volleyball, homemade ice cream, and summer fun. Complete headquarters for corporate picnics done right.
    • 2687 St. Rte. 43
      Mogadore, Ohio 44260
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      (330) 628-1212
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      Closest campground to Akron, OH On-site trailer rentals and cabins, full hook up trailer sites, & primitive tent camping. Showers, restrooms, heated in-ground pool, planned activites, golf cart rentals, mini golf, playground, Wi-Fi, hiking & laundry facilities. Camp by the night, week, month, or season
    • 2345 Fourth St.
      Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio 44221
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      330.971.8080
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      The complex touts “Whole Fitness for the Whole Family.” The natatorium offers pools, a whirlpool, a weight room and racquetball courts, as well as an auxiliary gym. There are activities for kids and a Kids’ Castle for babysitting needs during workouts.
    • 1550 Boston Mills Road
      Peninsula , Ohio 44264
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      (330) 657-2752
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      The 33,000-acre park is among the 10 most visited national parks in the U.S. It is a refuge for native plants and wildlife, and provides routes of discovery for visitors. Walk or ride the Towpath Trail to follow the historic Ohio & Erie Canal.
    • 1617 Bailey Rd.
      Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio 44221
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      (330) 971-8418
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      Downview Sports Center is a golf and family entertainment center complete with driving range, an 18-hole miniature golf course, batting cages, and a skate park! Downview offers 32 driving range tees, 15 covered tees and 10 heated tees, when needed. Hours are seasonal.
    • 1828 Smith Rd.
      Akron, Ohio 44313
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      330.865.8065
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      The 104-acre Nature Realm, named for early Metro Parks commissioner F.A. Seiberling, founder of Goodyear Tire & Rubber, includes a 10,000-square-feet visitors center, hiking trails, two ponds, observation decks and several gardens.
    • 661 E. Highland Road
      Macedonia, Ohio 44056
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      (330) 467-0820
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      Offering “year-round amusement,” this park runs the gamut on fun. Laser tag, miniature golf, bumper boats, go-karts, batting cages, bowling and the recent addition of Crazy Cars will keep everyone busy for hours. The facility is available for group events
    • 4301 Stow Rd.
      Stow, Ohio 44224
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      330.738.6792

      Flush toilets, showers, laundry, store, recreation building, swimming, fishing trails. 4 shelter houses. Planned programs. Open 5-1 to 10-1.
    • Corner of Park Ave. and Sixth St.
      Barberton, Ohio 44203
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      (330) 848-6739

      Encircling the 10-acre natural lake is 21 acres of park with two walking paths, a war memorial and a statue of O.C. Barber, who named the lake after his daughter. A gazebo is the sight of concerts and other performances during the summer.
    • 2881 Canton Rd.
      Uniontown, Ohio 44685
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      (330) 699-2648
      (330) 961-7070

      Swim park with catering, diving boards, tennis, volleyball, basketball, shelters for rental.
    • 2678 S. Hametown Rd.
      Norton, Ohio 44203
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      (330) 825-4343
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      Swim, play, picnic, golf and camp at this well-kept family recreation club, which features a playground area, picnic shelters and grills, refreshment bar, sun deck, sports equipment and facilities, miniature golf and more.
    • 975 Treaty Line Rd.
      Akron, Ohio 44313
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      330.867.5511
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      This 11,000-acre park system features 14 developed parks, several conservation areas and averages 5 million visits a year. It has more than 125 miles of trails for walking, hiking and biking, including 22.4 miles of the Towpath Trail.
    • P.O. Box 19103
      Akron, Ohio 44319
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      330.776.8065
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      Tour the Portage Lakes or Ohio and Erie Canal by kayak on these beginner and family-friendly tours. Instruction and all the necessary gear are provided. Tours are typically 2 hours and can be customized to all skills levels and interests.
    • 5661 Stow Rd.
      Hudson, Ohio 44236
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      330.650.2554
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      This soccer club offers three fields and has a pro shop. Field rentals are available.
    • P.O. Box 609479
      Cleveland, Ohio 44109
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      (330) 374-5657
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      Experience culture and heritage, find recreation and natural beauty in the Ohio & Erie Canalway. Travel by Towpath, CVSR or drive the America's Byway to explore the NHA. You'll find 110 miles of endless possibilities for NEO adventures and fun.
    • Charmingly trapped in time, this village gets its name from the sharp bend of the Cuyahoga River. With restaurants, unique shops, the Towpath Trail and a Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad train station, the town is the perfect place for a full day of fun.
    • 4450 Rex Lake Dr.
      Akron, Ohio 44319
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      330.760.0270
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      Portage Lakes Cruises is a pontoon charter service, designed to give people access to ‘The Lakes’.  It is ideal for visitors as well as residents who don’t wish to deal with personal boat ownership but still want to enjoy the scenic beauty of the area.
    • 5031 Manchester Rd.
      Akron, Ohio 44319
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      330.644.2220
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      This state park features camping, golfing and many outdoor activities. Rent a pontoon or bring your own boat to launch at Dusty’s Landing, then spend the day fishing or swimming. There's challenging terrain for hiking and a 900-foot beach perfect for swimming. Plenty of winter activities offered as well!
    • 5238 Young Rd.
      Stow, Ohio 44224
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      (330) 689-5100
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      Silver Springs Park offers many attractions, including the historic Heritage Reserve, a large fishing pond, dog park, picnic area with shelters, trails, children’s play area, tennis/horseshoe/basketball courts and more. April 1–Oct. 31, 2013.
    • 2911 E. Waterloo Road
      Akron, Ohio 44312
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      (330) 628-4822
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      Akron Lanes is an modern bowling center featuring 64 Pro Lane synthetic lanes equipped with the latest Qubica automatic scoring for your enjoyment.
    • 215 Springside Dr.
      Akron, Ohio 44333
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      330.666.3778
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      This multi-athletic facility offers five indoor courts and six outdoor courts, fitness classes, personal training, spa facilities, and opportunities for children and seniors.
    • 580 E. Cuyahoga Falls Ave.
      Akron, Ohio 44310
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      330.928.2161
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      Our 48 lanes STRIKE great fun for everyone. Wet your whistle in JFreddies Sports Bar featuring Akron's Largest Pinball Parlor. Enjoy food made fresh from Stray Dog Grille. Play a round of mini-golf this summer and party on our patio.
    • Recreation Center: 46 N. Munroe Rd.
      Soccer complex: 730 North Ave.
      Tallmadge, Ohio 44278
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      330.634.2349
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      The 100,000-square-foot recreation center features basketball, golf, kickboxing, a 1/5-mile walking and jogging track, a full-sized indoor soccer field, two group fitness studios, aerobics, yoga classes and more.
    • 116 Medina Road
      Medina, Ohio 44256
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      330.239.3500
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      A top-notch golf practice facility which is open year-round and feature an extensive driving range with both grass tees as well as heated and covered mats. For short game practice, TGIC boasts a chipping and putting green. The newly remodeled clubhouse at TGIC in Putter's Event Center is equipped with a bar and flatscreen TVs provides both golfers and guests a fun place to hang out before, during or after their practice.

      The Golf Improvement Center is also home to the Greg Jones Golf Academy for youth and adult lessons: www.gregjonesgolfacademy.com
    • 2565 Pressler Rd.
      Akron, Ohio 44312
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      330.644.0229
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      This indoor softball and baseball practice facility features two dirt fields and is available for hourly rental. It also is used for tournaments.
    • 2108 Akron-Peninsula Rd.
      Akron, Ohio 44313
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      330.928.8763
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      Towpath has thirteen indoor and two outdoor courts, and Northeast Ohio's largest pro shop. Group and private instruction is also available to non-members.
    • 15610 Vaughn Rd.
      Brecksville, Ohio 44141
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      (330) 657-2752
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      A part of the larger Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Virginia Kendall features a series of climbing ledges, including the popular Ritchie Ledges that give visitors a glimpse into the ancient rock history of the area.
    • 2025 Munroe Falls Ave.
      Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio 44221
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      (330) 971-8299
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      Water Works Family Aquatic Center has something for everyone! Guests can choose to float down the lazy river, shoot down the drop or flume slides, swim laps or just sit back and enjoy the beautiful zero-depth pool and landscaping. Check out our new rentable poolside cabanas!