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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Point of Interest
“Great Winter activities, short runs, but what can you expect for Cleveland!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
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“The Original Winking Lizard!! A bit further of a drive but close to lots of trails and SUCH a fun environment for all ages! Make sure to try the wings! And grab yourself a cold beer from their large, seasonal selection! Or if you aren't a drinker, their pop/juice selection is MASSIVE!”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bicycle Store
“6 miles west of the Cottage, this shop offers bike rentals to visitors who would want to ride the scenic towpath trail along the Cuyahoga River”
  • 3 locals recommend
Route
“The Towpath Trail is a shared recreational trail. From April through October, you can bicycle one way and return by train for $3 using Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad's Bike Aboard, see www.cvsr.com.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Brandywine Falls gets all the attention, but this quiet secluded falls is tranquil and not to be missed ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
“Fantastic geologic features combined with a scenic hike to create one of the park's most popular attractions. For visitors looking the escape from the bustle of the Cleveland area, this spot is the perfect getaway. The real star of the area is the Sharon Conglomerate, a rock group that is known for its tendency to leave alcoves, crevices, and caves. Millions of years old, the shapes and forms of the Sharon Conglomerate captivate the imaginations of visitors both young and old. While you're visiting the area, be sure to work your way up a rock staircase to a spectacular overlook. Use caution, as you'll be perched on a large cliff ledge! ”
  • 1 local recommends
Scenic Lookout
“Go here to enjoy a nice little hike and view the iconic Brandywine Water Falls!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Cafe
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“Located right next door. In the summer it is the only place to get breakfast in Peninsula. This is the place where the local go to eat as it has been owned and operated by 3 generations of Fishers!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Tow Path trail goes from Cleveland to Akron and beyond. The train will tow you (and your bike) from Independence to Akron. The trial is perfect for hiking, biking, and sight seeing.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bed & Breakfast
“This 86 foot majestic waterfall, formed more than 10,000 years ago, is a beautiful site any time of year.”
  • 1 local recommends
Point of Interest
“The G.A.R. Hall is one of Northeast Ohio's premier music venue. An intimate setting in an 1851 Hall that features traditional roots music concerts. Info and tickets at www.peninsulahistory.org”
  • 3 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“The Ledges Trail is a loop trail with small hills and rocky scenery. Nice 4-5 mile hike. Slippery on rocks in Winter”
  • 3 locals recommend
Store
“Ready-to-go sandwiches, wraps, salads, cold drinks, Mitchell’s ice cream, gifts.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Take a ride on the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad for a ride on the rails as it follows the Cuyahoga River. Check out their Hike and Bike aboard programs”
  • 4 locals recommend
Premise
  • 1 local recommends
Point of Interest
  • 1 local recommends