Posts Tagged ‘winter’

North Coast Harbor Ice Fest

Bring the whole family for this free event between Great Lakes Science Center and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame + Museum. Almost 30 ice displays will be set up, along with fun family activities. Plus, the Science Center and Rock Hall will offer free admission.  Slide down the North Coast Harbor Ice Slide   Character Meet &…

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Winter weather: Ohio Lake Erie marine forecast Dec. 7-9

The wind is looking rough this weekend, and Lake Erie has a small craft advisory through Friday.  But the lake is still far from frozen: the Lake Erie water temperature is 37 off Toledo and 42 off Cleveland. Sunday, the scheduled Santa Paddle before the Cleveland Browns game, has the best looking forecast, at 36…

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U.S. Coast Guard visits Old Coast Guard Station

The U.S. Coast Guard moved out of the old station at the tip of Whiskey Island in 1976. In the last few years, the Foundry and the Cleveland Metroparks have transformed the space into a sailing center.   The Coast Guard visited recently to share cold water survival tips. โ€œThese are some tough kids, learning to be…

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What does Put-in-Bay look like in the off-season?

During the season, as many as 750,000 visitors swarm Put-in-Bay on South Bass Island. They crowd the ferries, cram the bars, cover the roads in golf carts and the harbor with boats. The season runs April through October. But July and early August is when PIB’s bars are busiest, and when the resort pools and…

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Lake Metroparks ice dune hike

Have you ever seen ice dunes along the shoreline? Join Lake Metroparks on a hike to view these formations and discover other interesting sights along the lake shore at Lake Erie Bluffs. Meet at the Lane Road shelter. Register for the free event here: January 20 http://reservations.lakemetroparks.com/programs/43257/117256544.14821/   February 24 http://reservations.lakemetroparks.com/programs/43062/117256544.14821/   Share:

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What to expect ice fishing off Put-in-Bay

I had no idea what to expect on my first experience ice fishing off South Bass Island. Definitely not a picnic table. Yet I’m sitting at one, bolted to a trailer that is towed by a four-wheeler wearing chains on its tires. Down the ramp on the west side of the island, we go Ice…

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Take the Rowing for Fitness class at the Foundry

“There, you got it. Now you look like a pro.” Coach Jessica Weaver made her way around the Foundry’s rowing tanks, correcting form and giving tips. Because most of us taking Rowing for Fitness on a snowy Cleveland Monday night had never rowed before. And that’s totally fine. “We’re looking for ways for people to…

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