Best Of 2000

Best Place to Play Fetch-the-Stick: Rocky River Park beach

Is there a doggie heaven? The closest thing to a canine paradise in Greater Cleveland is the small beach at Rocky River Park. On a fair-weather day, any number of bandanna-wearing pooches bring their owners to this seaside patch of land. After an invigorating run along the narrow strip of shore, Fido can gallop into the shallow lake water to fetch a stick (or ball or Frisbee). Large rocks some distance from the beach act as a breakwall, creating calm waters -- and a great place to cool off the ol' belly fur. While the dog is dashing and splashing, its owner can ponder life's great questions. Like, is there a doggie heaven?