Cleveland Sports and Recreation

Cleveland Sports and RecreationWhile it's true that the fine people of Cleveland love their rock and roll (the city is the home of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum), they are equally enthusiastic about their sports and recreational activities. Fans of the Indians, the Browns and the Cavaliers most definitely display their pride and passion for their teams proudly, and the energy level at their games is equal to the kind of buzz you would find at a rock concert. Interestingly, that level of excitement doesn't diminish when fans of the game become participants in the various recreational activities that Cleveland has to offer. So whether it's rock and roll or sports, the people of Cleveland always play to win.

 

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Pro Sports

Cleveland Indians
The Cleveland Indians are a professional baseball team based in Cleveland and are in the Central Division of Major League Baseball's American League. Their home games have been played at Progressive Field since 1994. The sports team has won two World Series championships in 1920 and 1948.

Web: cleveland.indians.mlb.com

Cleveland Browns
The Cleveland Browns are a professional football team that is a member of the North Division of the American Football Conference in the National Football League. While the sports team has won a total of four league championships, they have yet to reach the Super Bowl.

Web: www.clevelandbrowns.com

Cleveland Cavaliers
The Cleveland Cavaliers (also known as the Cavs) are a professional basketball team that plays in the National Basketball Association. The sports team plays their home games at Quicken Loans Arena.

Web: www.nba.com

 

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Hiking, Biking & Trails

Rocky River Nature Center
The Rocky River Nature Center offers several excellent recreation trails designed more for walking and getting closer to the natural beauty of Cleveland's Rocky River Reservation. The beautiful area stretches out north of Cedar Point in North Olmsted.

Phone: (440) 734-6660
Web: www.clemetparks.com

Garfield Park Nature Center
One of Cleveland's favorite places to take a brisk walk while enjoying some visually captivating natural amenities is the Garfield Nature Center. The center is located on Mill Creek Lane, off the Broadway Avenue entrance of Garfield Park Reservation in Garfield Heights.

Phone: (216) 341-3152
Web: www.clemetparks.com

Edgewater State park
The Edgewater Trail offers a great hiking experience along the Lake Erie shore. In addition to excellent fishing and public swimming, enjoy great views of the beach as well as captivating bird-watching from the western end of the trail. The recreation trail stretches out to approximately 2.5 miles in a loop and its level of ease will make the one-hour hike a great experience for everyone.

Address: Cleveland, OH - MAP
Web: www.dnr.state.oh.us

 

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Watersports

Lake Erie
The most obvious place to cast your fishing line in Cleveland is Lake Erie. This popular recreation and fishing spot attracts anglers of all ages. The number of shoreline piers and breakwalls make for several good points along the lake from which to reel in that big catch.

Address: Cleveland, OH - MAP
Web: www.lake-erie.com

Rocky & Chagrin Rivers
Fishing enthusiasts as well as boaters take to the water in search of a great catch of steelhead trout on both the Rocky and Chagrin Rivers. These rivers are always popular, but when their levels rise at various points in the season, the boating and fishing is nothing short of spectacular. The rivers are also popular not only with boaters but with swimmers, jet skiers and other water recreation lovers, too.

Address: Cleveland, OH - MAP
Web: www.dnr.state.oh.us

Wallace Lake
A popular destination for aquatic recreation is Wallace Lake in Berea. Not only is the lake plentifully stocked with rainbow trout to please the many anglers who visit, but you can also enjoy a swim or a canoe ride on the water too. If you prefer to stay dry, then enjoy the lake from the shore as you picnic or just bask in the sunshine.

Address: Berea, OH - MAP
Web: www.clemetparks.com

 

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Plenty Of Thrills

Luxergy
Pulses race and adrenaline levels top out as you prepare for the big moment on your bungee jumping adventure. Trust the professionals from Luxergy to make sure that your extreme sports leap is as safe and as entertaining as possible. You will be quite well prepared for that exact moment when you step off into your bungee free fall and the folks at Luxergy work hard to make it unforgettable.

Phone: (888) 589-3749

Airport Go-Karts
Put the pedal to the metal when you burn rubber on the giant oval driving course at Airport Go-Karts. This is the largest and fasted go-kart speedway in Ohio and the folks at Airport Go-Karts have been keeping that tradition alive for 35 years. They offer two classes of karts that include Rookie Karts for kids and smaller drivers and Pro Karts for kids 16 years of age and older and for drivers with significantly more experience behind the wheel. The park is open seasonally, so make sure to check the website before your rev it up and go!

Address: 16208 Brookpark Road between W 150th and Engle Road, Cleveland, OH - MAP
Phone: (216) 265-0750
Web: www.airportgokarts.com

Skydive Cleveland
Make that big dive a reality when you let the professionals at Skydive Cleveland guide you through your skydive with informative and entertaining training and preparation. They offer world class drop zones and highly knowledgeable staffers that work hard to ensure your safety from the time you arrive for your dive until you return safely to the ground after this extreme sports adventure.

Phone: (800) 260-5653
Web: www.skydivecleveland.net

 

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Leisure

Freeway Lanes
You'll be completely bowled over by the fun you'll have at any of the three locations of Cleveland's Freeway Lanes. This is perhaps the city's favorite place to bowl, and once you visit this impressive venue, it will be easy to see why. The recreation facility is impressively equipped with 250 lanes, several HD televisions, outdoor patios, restaurants and full service bars that feature live entertainment. This is most definitely not your ordinary bowling alley-it's more of a bowling emporium!

Web: www.freewaylanes.com

Edgewater State Park
Getting away for an afternoon of fun in the sun is great, but when you have work and other commitments that keep you in the city, then Cleveland's Edgewater Park is a a truly excellent way to enjoy some quality outdoor fun. Enjoy such recreational activities as fishing, swimming, picnicking and even an eight lane boat launching area that all mean fun either on, in or beside the water!

Address: Cleveland, OH - MAP
Web: www.dnr.state.oh.us

River City Billiards
River City Billiards proudly offers a little something for everyone. You'll be immediately struck by the venue's charm and class the minute you walk in. And billiards aren't the only game here, as plenty of video games as well as a fully-stocked bar are also available for you to enjoy.

Address: 21414 Lorain Road, Cleveland, OH - MAP
Phone: (440) 333-5808