Overview of Cleveland
Lake Erie and related activities
The neighborhood's center of outdoor recreation is Edgewater Park, and the site's location on the shores of Lake Erie makes it a hotspot for water sports and other waterfront activities. Swimming, sailing and water skiing in Lake Erie are popular activities - and a few hang gliders have been known to frequent the park, too.
The park boasts a considerable boating culture. At the western edge of the harbor, you'll find the Edgewater Yacht Club as well as the Edgewater Marina, where many boat-owners set off into Erie's waters.
For those who'd rather stay on dry land and take in the view of Lake Erie, Edgewater Park is a great spot for a long walk or picnic, and many residents use it as a quiet place to do yoga or meditate. Meanwhile, cyclists can take advantage of the park's extensive bike trails.
Other opportunities for outdoor recreation
Those who lead an active lifestyle will find the neighborhood offers resources well beyond Edgewater Park. To the northeast is Wendy Park, which also lies on the shores of Lake Erie and features a volleyball court popular among residents. Furthermore, the bike paths of Edgewater Park are part of the Cleveland Lakefront Bikeway, a set of cycling trails that overlook the Great Lake and stretch for many miles in either direction.
Fishing enthusiasts who are willing to travel just outside Edgewater will find the Cuyahoga River offers all the pike and smallmouth they could ask for. And since the waters of the Upper Cuyahoga River are relatively calm, it's also an ideal spot for recreational kayaking and nature-watching.
Culture and nightlife in West Cleveland
Residents of Edgewater enjoy easy access to the opportunities for nightlife and entertainment that exist in West Cleveland. For lovers of the arts, the Cleveland Public Theatre is a quick walk down Detroit Avenue, and the unique art gallery Tregoning and Company is also nearby.
Around these artistic hubs, you'll find plenty of options for a great meal or a cocktail. Bars like Reddstone and Happy Dog, which serve excellent drinks and small plates and feature live music, are easy to come by, and Luxe Kitchen and Lounge offers great happy-hour specials in addition to a popular Sunday brunch.