If you’re launching your boat at a Cleveland Metroparks ramp this summer, you need to buy a pass. The passes are good for any Metroparks boat ramp, through December 2019. The passes will be available online soon. Meanwhile, you can buy annual passes for $30 at Edgewater Beach House, East 55th Street Marina and Wildwood…

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Want to fish for free in Ohio, without a state permit?  Fish for free anywhere in the state May 4-5, in the annual free fishing weekend.   “Ohio has world-class fishing, and our free fishing weekend is a great opportunity to experience what the state has to offer,” said Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine. “I invite Ohioans…

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Steelhead fisherman give back to the Cleveland Metroparks Fishing Fund by raising money through this “Barbie Rod” derby, which limits anglers to children’s rod and reel combos. This year there is a new kids division, open to children 16 and younger, with a $15 entry fee that includes a cook-out lunch. Adults are $30, which…

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Celebrate Northeast Ohio’s outdoor recreation culture! Listen to exhibitors, local adventures, and certified professionals share inspiring stories and teach a new skill, or buy/sell gear for your next trip during the gear swap. Partnership between Cleveland Metroparks and Baldwin Wallace University.

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Sip and shop for the holidays during two evenings at Merwin’s Wharf, along the Cuyahoga River. Dine on holiday-themed beverages and food. Enjoy classic Christmas movies. Browse Cleveland Metroparks merchandise and local products, and get complimentary gift wrapping.

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Celebrate fall with the Cleveland Metroparks Fall Family Fishing Fest on Saturday. The free event takes place 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation, where the Metroparks will provide bait and loan a limited number of fishing poles. The parks stocked the area with 600 pounds of channel catfish and 1,000 pounds…

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The weather will feel like summer this weekend, but Lake Erie is cooling down, with a water temperature of about 70 degrees. So what’s the fishing like? Lake Erie anglers are targeting walleye, yellow perch, smallmouth bass, and panfish, and inland lake/pond anglers are primarily pursuing largemouth bass, channel catfish and panfish, Cleveland Metroparks aquatic biologist…

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  Cleveland’s beaches are clean, and everyone has noticed. In 2013, the year the state handed Cleveland Metroparks control of the city’s lakefront parks, 702,000 people visited Edgewater Beach. The lakefront parks — Huntington, Edgewater, Whiskey Island, Wendy Park, Villa Angela, Wildwood and Euclid Beach — had more than 3.9 million visits in 2017. Edgewater…

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You want to go to the beach. But you want to make sure the water is safe. Cleveland’s popular Edgewater Beach had a few bad water quality days this summer — a harmful algal bloom during the July 4 holiday week and then a sewer discharge in August. So RocktheLake delved into water quality —…

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