Posts by Laura Johnston

Land bridge could link Cleveland Mall to Lake Erie

Imagine green space stretching from Public Square, all the way to Lake Erie. Under a proposal by the Green Ribbon Coalition, a 5.5-acre land bridge would extend the Mall over the train tracks and Shoreway, giving Clevelanders access to the lake. There’s even an all-weather walkway included. Check out the full story on cleveland.com/rock-the-lake. Share:

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Port Clinton fish fests named among nation’s best

Only in Port Clinton does a giant fiberglass walleye fall from the sky to welcome a new year. Which is why the Lake Erie city was named to Fishingbooker.com’s best fishing festivals list. The Walleye Festival over Memorial Day weekend also contributed to Port Clinton’s spot among seven festivals across the United States. See the…

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Open water: Lake Erie fish report March 15-17

Lake Erie’s ice is melting, and anglers are heading out on open water. The breakwall at East 55th Street Marina and the rocks at Edgewater Park offer a chance at steelhead and yellow perch now.  The Edgewater boat launch ramp is useable, says Cleveland Metroparks aquatic biologist Mike Durkalec. “As these harbor areas open up…

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Cold and windy: Lake Erie marine forecast March 15-17

This taste of spring is getting pushed out for the weekend, with winds and temperatures in the 30s. See the full National Weather Service forecast from Avon Point to Willowick. Friday: Southwest wind 18 to 20 knots, with gusts as high as 29 knots. A chance of rain, mainly after noon. Waves around 3 feet. High…

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29 cruise ships docking in Cleveland in 2019

They start arriving in May, big Victory cruise ships with nearly 200 passengers disembarking in Cleveland. This year, 29 cruise ships are scheduled to dock at the Port of Cleveland between May and October. That’s up from nine in 2017 and 19 last year. See the full story at cleveland.com/rock-the-lake. Share:

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See the 6 Erie Series paddle races for 2019

On your mark, get set, race! Nalu Stand-up Paddle & Surf is organizing six SUP races this summer, all with a family-friendly festival vibe. Most of the events include canoes and kayaks. So mark your calendars! See the full story at cleveland.com/rock-the-lake. Share:

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Float the Cuyahoga River this summer for $20

Take a trip south of Cleveland for a tubing trip down the Cuyahoga River. You can take a 2 1/2 ride from Waterworks Park for $20 — plus $10 if you want a cooler tube. That includes a shuttle back to your car. Kids as young as 5 can ride. Just make sure to wear…

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