Join the Cleveland Metroparks every Wednesday from June 20 to Aug. 22 for kayak and stand-up paddleboard tours of Cleveland’s inner harbor.

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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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We’ve got three weeks until the unofficial start of summer Memorial Day weekend. And thanks to a miserably chilly March and April, marinas on Ohio’s lakeshore are about three weeks behind. “It’s so late,” said Tom Gavel, owner of Tag Marine Services at Whiskey Island Marina. “For the last month it’s like you’ve been shaking…

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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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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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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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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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  The view from here is 360-degree gorgeous. Downtown rises from the south. Lake Erie beckons to the north. To the east is the Cuyahoga River, and the west the massive lakers of the Port of Cleveland And all around us, the gleaming white curves of the 1940-built Coast Guard station. And it is gleaming…

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