31 Exciting Outdoor Activities in Cleveland You Should Experience This Year

Lucky for us Northeast Ohioans, we have some of the most utilized outdoor space of anywhere in the midwest. There are an infinite number of awesome activities to help get you out of your house this spring and summer. It's been a long winter so what better way to break up that winter malaise with some sunshine and fun.

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 Go See a Drive-In Movie
Seeing a movie from the car sounds to us like a perfect activity for the hot weather. With five theaters around Northeast Ohio, you’re sure to find one close to you. Just make sure you crank the AC up.
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Go See a Drive-In Movie


Seeing a movie from the car sounds to us like a perfect activity for the hot weather. With five theaters around Northeast Ohio, you’re sure to find one close to you. Just make sure you crank the AC up.

Photo via Scene Archives
 Shooting Things
Mill Stream Run Reservation, Strongsville
Cleveland has lots of options for archery and gun ranges. Although these two activities are something you'll need your own equipment for (being that most are technically weapons for which you need the valid permits), they aren't hard to obtain if you've got a clean background and an interest. The Cleveland Archery Club provides a target range during the summer months in the Metroparks, located in Strongsville at the Albion Woods/Mill Stream Run Reservation. 
Photo via Metroparks Archery/Facebook

Shooting Things

Mill Stream Run Reservation, Strongsville

Cleveland has lots of options for archery and gun ranges. Although these two activities are something you'll need your own equipment for (being that most are technically weapons for which you need the valid permits), they aren't hard to obtain if you've got a clean background and an interest. The Cleveland Archery Club provides a target range during the summer months in the Metroparks, located in Strongsville at the Albion Woods/Mill Stream Run Reservation.

Photo via Metroparks Archery/Facebook
 Take Your Dog To A Dog Park 
If you don’t have one, adopt one. There are a ton of awesome dog parks around Northeast Ohio.
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Take Your Dog To A Dog Park


If you don’t have one, adopt one. There are a ton of awesome dog parks around Northeast Ohio.
Photo via Scene Archives
 Take a Hike
There just aren’t a ton of safe activities to do during a pandemic. Fear not because Northeast Ohio has some of the most gorgeous hiking trails of really anywhere. There’s really no excuse to not hit up the trails.
Photo via Scene Archives

Take a Hike


There just aren’t a ton of safe activities to do during a pandemic. Fear not because Northeast Ohio has some of the most gorgeous hiking trails of really anywhere. There’s really no excuse to not hit up the trails.

Photo via Scene Archives
 Take a Scenic Drive
Northeast Ohio has some of the most beautiful roads in the midwest. From the Cuyahoga Valley to the Chagrin Valley, to the lake to Amish country, there are plenty of beautiful drives to take on a hot summer day. 
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Take a Scenic Drive


Northeast Ohio has some of the most beautiful roads in the midwest. From the Cuyahoga Valley to the Chagrin Valley, to the lake to Amish country, there are plenty of beautiful drives to take on a hot summer day.

Photo via Scene Archives
 Go for a Picnic
Nothing like an old fashioned picnic to get you and your loved ones out of the house. Pickup some food from a local restaurant or grocery, grab some local brews, and you’re all set.
Photo via Scene Archives at Brookside Reservation

Go for a Picnic


Nothing like an old fashioned picnic to get you and your loved ones out of the house. Pickup some food from a local restaurant or grocery, grab some local brews, and you’re all set.
Photo via Scene Archives at Brookside Reservation
 Disc Golfing
Various Locations
With courses all over Northeast Ohio, and most of them free of charge, disc golfing is a fun outdoor activity for dates or hanging with buddies or (with no promises of success) children. You throw specialty discs — you'll have to buy them or locate a cousin who's weirdly into it already — at "holes:" metal posts with chandelier-esque chains attached. It's that simple, and it's less time-consuming than a full round of 18 holes. Find courses in Hudson, at the Cuyahoga County Airport in Richmond Heights, at Tri-C's Parma campus (actually on campus), and the region's premiere course at Euclid's Sims Park.
Photo via @DiscNDustin/Instagram

Disc Golfing

Various Locations

With courses all over Northeast Ohio, and most of them free of charge, disc golfing is a fun outdoor activity for dates or hanging with buddies or (with no promises of success) children. You throw specialty discs — you'll have to buy them or locate a cousin who's weirdly into it already — at "holes:" metal posts with chandelier-esque chains attached. It's that simple, and it's less time-consuming than a full round of 18 holes. Find courses in Hudson, at the Cuyahoga County Airport in Richmond Heights, at Tri-C's Parma campus (actually on campus), and the region's premiere course at Euclid's Sims Park.

Photo via @DiscNDustin/Instagram
 Hang Out on a Patio
There’s no better way to be COVID safe while also supporting a local restaurant like hanging out and getting some food and drinks on a local patio. Oh, and it’s fun as hell.
Photo via Scene Archives at Boss Dog Brewing

Hang Out on a Patio


There’s no better way to be COVID safe while also supporting a local restaurant like hanging out and getting some food and drinks on a local patio. Oh, and it’s fun as hell.
Photo via Scene Archives at Boss Dog Brewing
 Zip Line and Ropes Course at the Metroparks
16200 Valley Pkwy., Strongsville
Head to the Mill Stream Run Reservation in Strongsville for ziplining and a ropes course. The Metroparks has teamed up with ziplining company Go Ape to give you beautiful views of the parks from above.
Photo via @GoApeCleveland/Instagram

Zip Line and Ropes Course at the Metroparks

16200 Valley Pkwy., Strongsville

Head to the Mill Stream Run Reservation in Strongsville for ziplining and a ropes course. The Metroparks has teamed up with ziplining company Go Ape to give you beautiful views of the parks from above.

Photo via @GoApeCleveland/Instagram
Go Stargazing 
Nothing like staring up at the stars with a loved one on a clear night. Especially if there’s alcohol involved.
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Go Stargazing


Nothing like staring up at the stars with a loved one on a clear night. Especially if there’s alcohol involved.

Photo via Scene Archives