Coe Lake Boardwalk

Coe Lake and Gazebo
The Gazebo is used for a variety of events from concerts to weddings. With the addition of the Kiwanis Picnic Pavilion and other improvements, the Coe Lake area has become one of the most scenic sights in Berea.

The Metroparks which circle the Cleveland area have always been a favorite. Look for bike and hiking trails, open fields, softball diamonds, swimming at Wallace Lake, fishing and other areas to enjoy.

Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds
Home to the annual Cuyahoga County Fair in August, but also host to other events like Berea's National Rib Cookoff, Irish Festival, Country Music Jamboree, Oktoberfest and other traveling shows and events.

Berea Arts Fest
A one-day, invitational, multi-arts festival that provides a creative environment for people of all ages and abilities. Held at Coe Lake the second Sunday in September.

Cleveland Browns
Home of the Cleveland Browns. Join us in July and August and watch the players go through their training. Located at 76 Lou Groza Boulevard.

Lou Groza Boulevard
Lou "The Toe" Groza, a former Browns player, NFL Football Hall of Famer and long time resident of Berea. The city renamed the street in his honor. Lou wore the number 76 jersey for most of his career.

Berea's Train Depot
Originally built as the Union Depot in 1876, this depot played an important role in the economic development of Berea for some 75 years. Today it is the nation's best spot for train watchers.

Light Up Berea Parade
The annual Light Up Berea Parade is a good time for all. Adults and children parade to ring in the Holiday Season. Santa Claus appears and the Berea Rotarians hand out cookies.

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Berea has many things to do and see.

Festivals and events take place downtown or at the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds during the summer months.

The Downtown and Coe Lake area is being improved by adding more nature trails and accessibility. Visit the Gazebo, bring a picnic to the Kiwanis Pavilion, or check at the Municipal Pool run by the Recreation Department for other activities. Fishing is allowed in Coe Lake, Wallace Lake and Baldwin Lake. Ice fishing is common on Wallace Lake in winter. Berea is bicycle friendly, adding bicycle lanes through the downtown area. In addition, bicycle and foot trails abound in the Metroparks. Events include

  • Annual Berea Giant Community Garage Sale in May
  • Memorial Day Parade
  • Independence Day Parade
  • Berea Arts Fest in September
  • Holiday Walk and Light Up Berea Parade in December.

The Berea Recreation Department operates the Recreation Center on Front Street, the municipal pool, and several ball diamonds throughout the city. The center contains an indoor pool, weight rooms, track, basketball, aerobics and much, much more. The municipal pool is behind City Hall next to Coe Lake and has water slides, kiddy pool and a great sun deck. Other activities are offered from time to time at the municipal pool. Ball diamonds and other activities are located at Groza Field and Dora-Lee Park. Many little league and softball teams play throughout the summer.

Sports fans will want to see the Cleveland Browns Training Facility at 76 Lou Groza Boulevard. The 76 honors Lou “The Toe” Groza’s jersey number.

History buffs will want to visit Mahler Museum that contains much information about the grindstone quarries from Berea’s past. Then join the train buffs at the Union Depot, the top spot in the nation for train watchers. The old Union Depot has been lovingly restored by Ellis and Frank Lovell. Berea is one of the hot spots in the nation for train watching. The CSX tracks and the Norfolk Southern tracks are side-by-side where over 120 trains a day pass through Berea. Bring your camera.