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Rent a pedal boat, kayak or golf cart this summer at the Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake

By Laura Johnston | February 21, 2019

The Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake is offering more fun this summer. In addition to the popular zipline and high ropes courses, the lakefront hotel will have kayaks, pedal boats and golf carts for rent. You can paddle in Cowles Creek or zoom over to the strip. See the full story at cleveland.com/rock-the-lake.

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See the summer music, yoga schedule at Shooters in the Flats

By Laura Johnston | February 20, 2019

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Making summer plans? Shooters on the Water announced it’s a line-up of events, from Memorial Day to September. So mark your calendar for a few drinks, some sunshine and music on the West Bank of the Flats. Shooters opened in 1987, luring Clevelanders to the banks of the Cuyahoga for a taste…

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Digital warning signs could be added to Cuyahoga River

By Laura Johnston | February 20, 2019

Paddling on the Cuyahoga River this summer? Members of the Cuyahoga River Safety Task Force are working on getting temporary digital signs to warn of coming freighters. Read all about it on cleveland.com/rock-the-lake.

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See ice boats on Lake Erie

By Laura Johnston | February 20, 2019

Wonder what it’s like to speed across a frozen Lake Erie, icy wind in your face? Members of the Toledo Ice Yacht Club showed us what it’s like. See the full story at cleveland.com/rock-the-lake.

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Gale warning Friday: Lake Erie marine forecast Feb. 15-17

By Laura Johnston | February 14, 2019

The National Weather Service has issued a gale warning from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday. A cold front will move east across Lake Erie late Thursday and early Friday, bringing gusts of up to 40 knots. Here’s the full weekend marine forecast, from Avon Point to Willowick, from the National Weather Service. Friday: West…

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Lake Erie, how we love thee

By Laura Johnston | February 14, 2019

Happy Valentine’s Day! In honor of this most romantic holiday, we’re sharing why we love our Great Lake. Our Facebook followers shared all sorts of reasons — and even a love poem. Check out their thoughts and photos at cleveland.com/rock-the-lake.

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Ambassadors to help out Cuyahoga River paddlers

By Laura Johnston | February 12, 2019

To keep kayakers and stand-up paddlers safe on the Cuyahoga River, volunteers are forming a Cuyahoga River Ambassador Program — or CRAP, for short. The nonprofit Phastar Corp. is working with the Cleveland Metroparks, Foundry and Nalu Paddle & Surf to train about two dozen volunteers for the program. For more information, see cleveland.com/rock-the-lake.

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Lake Erie water levels could break May record

By Laura Johnston | February 11, 2019

Lake Erie has been high for years. And if we get a wet spring, the lake could break its May 1986 high water level record, according to the latest forecast from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Read all about it at cleveland.com/rock-the-lake.

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One more week to enter our Winter Beach photo contest ends Feb. 18

By Laura Johnston | February 11, 2019

Sunsets, icicles, blustery waves, lighthouses and blue skies have made for some marvelous photos of Lake Erie this winter. RocktheLake has received more than 75 photos in our first-ever Winter Beach photo contest. You’ve got one more week to enter. Meanwhile, see the submissions here on cleveland.com/rock-the-lake.

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Fairport Harbor townhomes draws tourists

By Laura Johnston | February 7, 2019

Families have come from California, Arizona, New Jersey, to vacation in Fairport Harbor. They’ve all rented one of the seven townhouses steps from Lake Erie and the Fairport Harbor Lakefront Park. The townhouses, available on Airbnb are changing the tourism game in town. See the full story on cleveland.com/rock-the-lake.

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Lake Erie water levels could break May record

By Laura Johnston | February 11, 2019 | Comments Off on Lake Erie water levels could break May record

Lake Erie has been high for years. And if we get a wet spring, the lake could break its May 1986 high water level record, according to the latest forecast from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Read all about it at cleveland.com/rock-the-lake.

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One more week to enter our Winter Beach photo contest ends Feb. 18

By Laura Johnston | February 11, 2019 | Comments Off on One more week to enter our Winter Beach photo contest ends Feb. 18

Sunsets, icicles, blustery waves, lighthouses and blue skies have made for some marvelous photos of Lake Erie this winter. RocktheLake has received more than 75 photos in our first-ever Winter Beach photo contest. You’ve got one more week to enter. Meanwhile, see the submissions here on cleveland.com/rock-the-lake.

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Tough fishing: Lake Erie fish report Feb. 8-10

By Laura Johnston | February 7, 2019 | Comments Off on Tough fishing: Lake Erie fish report Feb. 8-10

Tough fishing right now. The Lake Erie shoreline is ice-free. Even if you find any ice, it’s not safe. Do not go on it. In the short time anglers got on the ice in Cleveland harbor last week, results were disappointing, Cleveland Metroparks aquatic biologist Mike Durkalec reports in his weekly fishing report.  The main…

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Sunny and cold: Lake Erie marine forecast Feb. 8-10

By Laura Johnston | February 7, 2019 | Comments Off on Sunny and cold: Lake Erie marine forecast Feb. 8-10

We’re looking at a sunny, cold weekend on the shores of Lake Erie. See the full National Weather Service forecast, from Avon Point to Willowick. Friday: West wind around 26 knots, with gusts as high as 41 knots. A chance of flurries between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m. Waves 1 foot or less. High of…

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Fairport Harbor townhomes draws tourists

By Laura Johnston | February 7, 2019 | Comments Off on Fairport Harbor townhomes draws tourists

Families have come from California, Arizona, New Jersey, to vacation in Fairport Harbor. They’ve all rented one of the seven townhouses steps from Lake Erie and the Fairport Harbor Lakefront Park. The townhouses, available on Airbnb are changing the tourism game in town. See the full story on cleveland.com/rock-the-lake.

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Track efforts to clean up phosphorus with ErieStat

By Laura Johnston | February 6, 2019 | Comments Off on Track efforts to clean up phosphorus with ErieStat

Want to see how efforts are going to curb phosphorus flowing into Lake Erie? The Great Lakes Commission launched ErieStat, a website that tracks the phosphorus causing the annual blooms – plus plans to reduce phosphorus. Eventually the site will show how the plans are working. See more on cleveland.com/rock-the-lake.

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Go ice boating on a frozen Lake Erie

By Laura Johnston | February 1, 2019 | Comments Off on Go ice boating on a frozen Lake Erie

You can sail — on ice. The Toledo Ice Yacht Club is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. The club has more than 200 members and expects about 50 boats on the Maumee Bay this weekend, as part of its annual Winterfest. From far off, the boats may look like sailboats, but up close they…

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Celebrate Cuyahoga River renaissance with Cleveland Fusion: Waterways to Waterways

By Laura Johnston | February 1, 2019 | Comments Off on Celebrate Cuyahoga River renaissance with Cleveland Fusion: Waterways to Waterways

The Cleveland Foundation is celebrating 50 years of progress since the Cuyahoga River fire with Cleveland Fusion: Waterways to Waterways. The foundation is working with the Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland Print Room, Kent State University Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative, LAND Stuido, Praxis Fiber Workshop and Global PechaKucha Night this year, for projects and events…

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Get ready for ErieHack 2.0

By Laura Johnston | February 1, 2019 | Comments Off on Get ready for ErieHack 2.0

It’s back! The signature Cleveland Water Alliance event, ErieHack, where scientists and high school students, compete for a share of $100,000 pitching inventions to solve Lake Erie’s problems. Read all about it at cleveland.com/rock-the-lake. And read all about the Water Alliance and its past successes here.

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Watch the Cuyahoga River freeze

By Laura Johnston | February 1, 2019 | Comments Off on Watch the Cuyahoga River freeze

The polar vortex of 2019 has frozen Lake Erie to about 80 percent ice. The extreme cold has frozen the Cuyahoga River, too. And you can watch it on our Music Box Supper Club bridge cam. Watch the timelapse video on cleveland.com/rock-the-lake.

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