September 03, 2022

22 of the Best Places Around Cleveland to Scream Into the Void

Wanna scream? Sure you do. Just a big old "Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh" would sure feel good right about now. And you're not alone. The LA Times reported this month that Google searches for "I want to scream" peaked in August compared to the previous 12 months; moms are now getting together to let out primal, cathartic screams; and a day doesn't go by without some personal or national crisis that wouldn't be easier to deal with if you couldn't just yell a bit. So we hunted high and low for 22 of the best places around Cleveland to do just that, if you wished. Of course, screaming is bound to draw attention — someone could believe you're in danger. But if you're alone, standing on the edge of the lake, or over a river, or on a downtown lookout spot, screaming at the water or the skyline like it just did you wrong, well, people are bound to understand.
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 North Chagrin Reservation
3037 SOM Center Rd., Willoughby Hills
Known mostly for Squires’ Castle, the North Chagrin Reservation also boasts hiking trails to go through the woods. Sunset Pond and Sanctuary Marsh are two other popular tourist sites to yell.

North Chagrin Reservation

3037 SOM Center Rd., Willoughby Hills

Known mostly for Squires’ Castle, the North Chagrin Reservation also boasts hiking trails to go through the woods. Sunset Pond and Sanctuary Marsh are two other popular tourist sites to yell.
 Rocky River Reservation
24000 Valley Pkwy., North Olmsted
The Rocky River Reservation expands all the way through Berea, Brook Park, Cleveland, Fairview Park, Lakewood, North Olmsted, Olmsted Township, and Rocky River. With numerous trails throughout the reservation, there’s a great hike and a ton of spots to get your energy out.

Rocky River Reservation

24000 Valley Pkwy., North Olmsted

The Rocky River Reservation expands all the way through Berea, Brook Park, Cleveland, Fairview Park, Lakewood, North Olmsted, Olmsted Township, and Rocky River. With numerous trails throughout the reservation, there’s a great hike and a ton of spots to get your energy out.
Lake Erie Bluffs
2901 Clark Rd., Perry
Lake Erie Bluffs provides a combination of wetland hiking and dry trails. There is access to a natural lake and areas open for fishing. The park also has a 50-foot coastal observation tower, providing a view of the lake as well as the surrounding forest.
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Lake Erie Bluffs

2901 Clark Rd., Perry
Lake Erie Bluffs provides a combination of wetland hiking and dry trails. There is access to a natural lake and areas open for fishing. The park also has a 50-foot coastal observation tower, providing a view of the lake as well as the surrounding forest.
 Mentor Marsh
5185 Corduroy Rd., Mentor
This marsh is a mixed swamp forest, one of the last of its kind in the Lake Erie region. There is also a sugar-maple forest bordering the marsh.

Mentor Marsh

5185 Corduroy Rd., Mentor

This marsh is a mixed swamp forest, one of the last of its kind in the Lake Erie region. There is also a sugar-maple forest bordering the marsh.
 Chagrin Falls Falls
Yes. Chagrin Falls is known for its quaint downtown. But the actual waterfalls are loud as hell and the perfect place to scream into the void.
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Chagrin Falls Falls


Yes. Chagrin Falls is known for its quaint downtown. But the actual waterfalls are loud as hell and the perfect place to scream into the void.
Chapin Forest Reservation
9938 Chillicothe Rd., Kirtland  
With six miles of trail, this reservation is open year-round for entertainment. Hike, run or ski through the thick forest, or check out Lucky Stone Loop trail for a spectacular view of Lake Erie and a great place to yell as loud as you want.

Chapin Forest Reservation

9938 Chillicothe Rd., Kirtland
With six miles of trail, this reservation is open year-round for entertainment. Hike, run or ski through the thick forest, or check out Lucky Stone Loop trail for a spectacular view of Lake Erie and a great place to yell as loud as you want.
Walter Best Wildlife Preserve
11620 Ravenna Rd., Chardon 
This small preserve, part of the Geauga Park District, has areas for picnic tables and trails that run along Best Lake. Perfect for a quiet hike or a great place to disrupt one with your scream.

Walter Best Wildlife Preserve

11620 Ravenna Rd., Chardon
This small preserve, part of the Geauga Park District, has areas for picnic tables and trails that run along Best Lake. Perfect for a quiet hike or a great place to disrupt one with your scream.
 Mill Creek Falls
24000 Valley Pkwy., North Olmsted
Located in the Garfield Park Reservation area of the Metroparks, Mill Creek Falls is the tallest waterfall in Cuyahoga County. And the views are breathtaking, so there’s no better place to scream into the void.

Mill Creek Falls

24000 Valley Pkwy., North Olmsted

Located in the Garfield Park Reservation area of the Metroparks, Mill Creek Falls is the tallest waterfall in Cuyahoga County. And the views are breathtaking, so there’s no better place to scream into the void.
 Cultural Gardens 
Technically, it may be a bit rude to scream into the void at the Cultural Gardens, but screw it, it could be a good spot.
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Cultural Gardens



Technically, it may be a bit rude to scream into the void at the Cultural Gardens, but screw it, it could be a good spot.
 South Chagrin Reservation
37374 Miles Rd, Bentleyville
Expanding through Moreland Hills, Bentleyville, Chagrin Falls and Solon, this beautiful Metroparks reservation is known for Henry Church Rock (formerly Squaw Rock), a rock formation carved in 1885 that runs along the picturesque Chagrin River. Screaming into the void from the top of Squaw Rock is something from a movie.

South Chagrin Reservation

37374 Miles Rd, Bentleyville

Expanding through Moreland Hills, Bentleyville, Chagrin Falls and Solon, this beautiful Metroparks reservation is known for Henry Church Rock (formerly Squaw Rock), a rock formation carved in 1885 that runs along the picturesque Chagrin River. Screaming into the void from the top of Squaw Rock is something from a movie.