Looking for a fun outdoor activity for the family? This round-up is for you! Northeast Ohio has many fun outdoor spots and attractions that are prefect for families.
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Sports & Recreation
Challenge your family to mini golf, batting cages or bumper cars at one of the area Outdoor Play Centers.
Pack a frisbee and play a game of Frisbee / Disc Golf. There are lots of local courses to choose from.
Get out your bikes and take a Family Bike Ride On the Towpath Trail
If you don’t have a bike consider Renting Bicycles for the family
Learn how to fish, enjoy a friendly competition and compete for prizes in one of the local Youth Fishing Derbies.
Watch a FREE Water Ski Show at Emerald Lake in Norton (Summer Months)
Rent a Canoe or Kayak and enjoy a ride down the river.
Parks, Playgrounds & Nature Fun
Parks & Playgrounds – We are fortunate to have an abundance of beautiful state, local and neighborhood parks across Northeast Ohio. Let the kids run and play on the playgrounds, take a hike along the trails or bring along a Frisbee or ball and have a game of catch. There’s no shortage of outdoor fun to be had!
Hiking the trails is a great way to enjoy the great outdoors, add in a hike that takes you to a waterfall and it’s even more fun.
Have kids in strollers and still want to hike? Try out one of these Stroller Friendly Hiking Trails
Grab your smart phone, download the free geocaching app and head out on a Geocaching scavenger hunt
Try your hand at Orienteering
Go down the HUGE slide at Secrest Arboretum, tour Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens or visit one of the many other Outdoor Gardens & Arboretums across Northeast Ohio. There are many to choose from and most offer a variety of educational activities geared toward children.
If you have a 4th Grader, sign them up and receive FREE Admission to National Parks for 4th Graders and their Families
Ride on a Canal Boat pulled by a Horse
Take a Trip to the Farm and get up close with farm animals, meet the farmers and learn about what it takes to be a farmer.
See Bald Eagles (and baby eaglets) in the Wild at Walborn Reservoir
Outdoor Water Fun
Head to one of the many interactive spray parks.
Calling all City of Cleveland residents! Enjoy these FREE Swimming Pools in Cleveland. Be prepared to show your ID upon arrival.
Pack a picnic lunch, grab your towel and sunscreen and enjoy these fun Outdoor Water Parks.
Movies, Concerts & Outdoor Entertainment
Enjoy a movie under the stars at one of the FREE Outdoor Movies (Summer months). Remember your lawn chairs and blankets!
Take the family to enjoy a Drive In Movie.