Cain Park (Parsons Dance)

Who:  Dana C. Crawford, PhD What:  Cain Park (Parsons Dance) Where:  Cleveland Heights, OH 44118 We are currently deep into summer. For the past several years, I have equated the months of July and August with oppressive heat and shockingly high electric bills. These dog days of summer were met with yearly dread.  For these […]

Lower Shaker Lake and Nature Center at Shaker Lakes

Who:  Dana C. Crawford, PhD What:  Lower Shaker Lake and Nature Center at Shaker Lakes Where: 2600 South Park Boulevard, Cleveland, OH 44120   It’s 70 degrees without a cloud in the sky. So, what are you going to do? Go for a walk, I say! Steve and I are very fortunate to live near […]

Canal Exploration Center, Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Who:  Dana C. Crawford, PhD What:  Canal Exploration Center, Cuyahoga Valley National Park Where:  7104 Canal Road, Valley View, OH 44125 In a previous post, I have already mentioned the existence of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, a great destination for outdoor fun. The Canal Exploration Center is also part of the national park. This […]

Brandywine Falls

Who:  Dana C. Crawford, PhD What:  Brandywine Falls Where:  8176 Brandywine Road in Sagamore Hills Township Did you know there is a national park near Cleveland? No? Neither did we until we moved here. I am delighted to declare that Cleveland is very close to the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, the only national park in […]

Lake Erie and Edgewater Park

Who:  Dana C. Crawford, PhD What:  Lake Erie and Edgewater Park Where:  Cleveland, OH 44102 What do Clevelanders do in the winter? Before actually moving here, I imagined Clevelanders hibernated from late November until early April. Not true! Sure, it’s cold and snowy for four months or so, but that’s no excuse to stay inside. […]

Beachwood City Park West/East

Who:  Dana C. Crawford, PhD What:  Beachwood City Park West/East Where:  Shaker Boulevard, Beachwood, OH Much has surprised me about living in Cleveland. It probably comes as no surprise to many that Cleveland has a bad rap. Sure, we expect a good ribbing from our Pittsburgh friends (who taught me “mistake by the lake”), but […]