Spring is just around the corner but Cleveland is still offering many winter activities. Enjoy gliding across smooth ice, while stumbling to your knees with some indoor ice skating. Experience the thrill of shooting down a sloppy hill while holding on for life to a black tub, speed lightening fast down a lane while tobogganing. Enjoy the sounds of nature while snowshoeing or hiking in one of the greatest parks in Cleveland. Take a more relaxing pace while challenging the river to catch dinner.Cleveland has something for everyone.
Keeping kids active, especially in the winter months, can be a challenge. When society is geared toward electronics, video games, Facebook and other social media, it is becoming an essential part of life to congenitally plan activities for kids. Creating a healthy lifestyle is essential. The Cleveland area offers a wide variety of methods to keep kids active while also having fun.
While many of the area’s organized running programs are associated with schools, there are a number of clubs for grownups and families as well as other loosely organized groups that run together.
Cleveland is surrounded by endless options of state parks that offer a wide variety of winter camping and recreation. Warm your need for winter camping by visiting these national parks this winter.
The holidays are trying time for most. Stress over getting the perfect gift and battling traffic and pushy crowds have become a normal for many. Take travel stress off of that list. The Cleveland Airport is one of the largest and busiest airports in the state of Ohio. Combine that with the fact that the holidays are the most traveled time of the year, there are sure to be back-ups and slow moving lines. Planning an out-of-town family gathering should be exciting. To help ensure safe travels, follow these guidelines and suggestions to help ensure happy holidays.
Ohio is one of the most haunted states in the nations. With its rich history and weird and unusual deaths throughout the years, paranormal activity abounds. With the Halloween season approaching, it’s time to go touring the most intriguing and dark areas: cemeteries. Ghost tours are not only a great thrill during this season but also a great form of information regarding the history of your town. Even if you are a skeptic to the paranormal, these tours have something for everyone.
Ohio is known for its brilliant and vibrant fall leaves made beautiful by the long, cool nights, just the right amount of rain and short, sunny days from the end of August through the end of October. From hardwood to ferns, Ohio’s colors abound. Trees such as dogwood, and red and white oaks, show off their deep red leaves. Trees such as ash, sycamore, hickory and birch show off their deep yellow leaves. Trees such as sugar maple, sweetgum, buckeye and red maple show off their sometimes deep purple or pink leaves. This time of the year creates a perfect time for sightseeing, photographs and just getting outdoors. Start here.
Kennywood, a family fun entertainment center, offers something for everyone. For thrill seekers, enjoy one of the six incrediable roller coasters, or hop on the Merry-Go-Round if high-speed thrills aren’t your game. Whatever your thrill level, there is plenty to do and see at Kennywood.
Cuyahoga, or crooked river in Mohawk, revolves around a river that spans from Cleveland to Akron. The Cuyahoga is the only national park in the state of Ohio, thanks to Hayward Kendall’s 430-acre donation of land to the state of Ohio back in the 1930s. He named the park after his mother, Virginia Kendall. In 1974, the residents feared the land would be taken over and the beauty lost, so then President Gerald Ford deemed it a national recreation area, thus saving the land. In 1985, the National Park Services added 47 acres of wetlands. Now, this park attracts thousands of visitors every year for getaways unlike any other. Whether it be hiking, biking, bird watching, camping, rafting, canoeing, kayaking, or cave exploring, this beautiful land provides recreation for all.
The Cleveland National Air Show demonstrates the best in aerial stunts, parachuting and jet aerial dancing. Along with the live aerial entertainment, this event offers ground demonstrations of aerospace equipment and state-of-the-art naval systems, including submarines and tanks. Enjoy weapons demonstrations, including explosives. Some of the aerial shows include stunts by the popular U.S. Naval Blue Angels, legendary Sean D. Tucker & Sky Soldiers, the U.S. Golden Knights Parachute Team and Cobra Helicopter Team.
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Antarctica, the coldest place on Earth, is feeling the effects of global warming. See the view from the bottom of the Earth.
Antarctica is the most inhospitable place on Earth. Certain creatures survive there, though global warming can threaten their natural habitats.
National Parks preserve some of America’s most interesting and unique environments. Take a trip to these national treasures.