Have you been to Lake County’s newest park? Lake Erie Bluffs has been open for several weeks and a beautiful park it is! We got a chance to visit for the first time on July 8. It was a steaming hot day, perfect for a short hike to Lake Erie. When you pull into the parking lot you will say, where’s the lake? Just a short 500 ft down an easy gravel path you will find an isolated, wild beach. Just a few people were there the day we visited, several swimming in the shallow waters off the beach. Amenities at this 139 acre park include the .57 mile gravel loop hiking trail, scenic overlook, picnic tables, fishing access and a restroom.
No lifeguards are on duty so swim at your own risk. Kayaks may enter and exit the lake from this location but it will require carrying equipment approximately 500 yards to and from the parking lot. It’s a peaceful spot and I can’t wait to go back at sunrise and sunset.
You can learn more about Lake Erie Bluffs in Lake County, Ohio, USA at the Lake Metroparks web site. Directions to the site are also provided.
Here are some photos I took on our first visit.