Posts Tagged ‘whiskey island’

Whiskey Island Stand Up Paddlefest

The fifth annual Whiskey Island Paddlefest is a partnership of Cleveland Metroparks, Ultra Missions, the Foundry and Nalu SUP and Surf. Grab your stand-up paddleboard and register for the 6 mile elite race (3 laps), 2 mile challenge (1 lap), or a short kid’s dynamic course. Beginners and advanced paddlers are welcome. A limited number…

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Wendy Park Wednesdays

Want to try kayaking or stand-up paddleboarding this summer? Cleveland Metroparks is offering Try It sessions and tours off Whiskey Island. Beginner guests can experience kayaking and stand up paddleboarding during one-hour “Try-It” sessions near shore while more experienced paddlers can enjoy kayaking and stand up paddleboarding tours inside the inner harbor under the guidance…

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Whiskey Island adds Thursday bands for Whiskey Island Live

Get pumped to rock out Thursday nights, as Whiskey Island Still & Eatery presents Whiskey Island Live, a brand-new line-up of bands on Lake Erie, just east of the Cleveland Metroparks’ massive Edgewater Live. Whiskey Island Manager Tim Poole says the simultaneous series could alleviate parking headaches at Edgewater Park, by diverting some visitors to…

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Hunting for snowy owls on Lake Erie

Have you spotted a snowy owl yet? The birds have drawn hundreds of Ohioans to Lake Erie parks, hoping to see the majestic white-and-gray fluffballs perching on piers or break walls this winter. Some lucky birders have counted 10 in one day in the Cleveland harbor. The boom is scientists call an “irruption,” or a…

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Midwest college sailors race in Cleveland harbor championships

The horn blasts, and the sailors are off, racing off the shore of Whiskey Island. Their tiny 420 dinghies tack in the cold November rain, sometimes narrowly missing each other. Around the buoy and back, twice, marked each race in the Midwest Collegiate Sailing Association’s fall championships, based at the Old Coast Guard Station.  Eight…

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Cleaning up the beach: The lure of Lake Erie

For two days, the women worked, picking up trash in the weak sunlight and cold winds of November. They found plastic tampons, syringes, used condoms, fast food cups, straws and cigar tips — so many cigar tips. They found a pacifier, deodorant, a rubber duck, three dead rats, lighters, the remnants of a plastic chair.…

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