Whether it’s Darius Garland throwing up lobs to Evan Mobley at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, or the synthesis of Asian and Eastern European heritages in St. Clair-Superior, Cleveland is all about making connections. Combine that with our passion for providing awe-inspiring green spaces and outdoor experiences (see the Cleveland Metroparks, et al.), and you get new urban pathways that connect Clevelanders to their city, Lake Erie and each other.
One thing you may not know about Cleveland is we’re constantly coming up with new ways to see even more breathtaking views of our city. Case in point: the Red Line Greenway, a 2.1-mile paved path that connects the Detroit Shoreway and Ohio City neighborhoods to The Flats. Utilizing a disused service road running alongside and between two stops on RTA’s Red Line (see what they did there?), this brand new bike and hike trail provides access to shopping, restaurants and parks.
With the opening of the Wendy Park Bridge this year, moving your party in the Flats from the river to the lake is as easy as riding a bike…or walking. Providing direct access to the Whiskey Island greenspace via the west bank of the Flats, this final piece of the “Re-Connecting Cleveland” project sports striking steel pillars on either end emblazoned with cut images of birds and clovers, as well as “Wendy’s Way” – a tribute to the late daughter of Wendy Park founder Dan T. Moore and Marge Moore.
Follow in the footsteps of history while catching a killer view of Cleveland and its neighborhoods on the Towpath Trail. Intended not only to provide a lush pedestrian and bicycle path for Northeast Ohioans, the 101-mile Towpath follows the route of the 1832 Ohio & Erie Canal between Cleveland and New Philadelphia, Ohio. The City of Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Cleveland Metroparks and Canalway Partners have worked through numerous environmental issues to bring this special outdoor experience to Clevelanders, having completed Stages 2 and 3 of the celebrated trail, which connects Steelyard Commons in the valley up around and through Tremont. Stage 4 of the Towpath Trail, stretching from Tremont to the future Canal Basin Park in The Flats, is set to be completed later in 2021.