Thursday, March 14, 2013
Scores of dead fish wash up...here's why.
Unusually warm weather this past weekend brought out a good number of people to Avon Lake's beaches on Sunday, who in turn saw a good number of dead fish on those beaches. Mayor Greg Zilka said he was contacted by both a resident and a Channel 19 reporter about the dead fish at Miller Road Park’s beach said beachgoers should be assured that dead fish on the beach were normal. “It’s my understanding that this is a natural phenomenon,” Zilka said. “During strong winter winds, waves deposit fish on the beach and in time they are either washed ashore or back into the lake. This happens every spring.” The annual beaching of dead fish is not a new phenomenon nor is it specific to Avon Lake. A similar turnout of dead fish are typical of beaches …
Saturday, August 6, 2011
This park features a little bit of history with information on a famed fossil of a feared fish.
While this park doesn't feature an actual beach, it makes for a nice little lunch getaway, or stop for the kids to play for awhile. The park has a few barbecue grills set up for a summer evening dinner by the lake. You can also mix a little bit of history and science with your trip to a park and learn about the “terrible fish.” Shell Cove Park features a kiosk, easily visible from Lake Road, detailing the Dunkleosteus Terrelli, a 350-million-year-old massive fish. (Sorry, the fish, which measured 33 feet and weighed 4 tons is extinct; put your pole away.) Boaters, jetskiers and kayakers will have quite the view of the shale ledges from the lake. If you’re bringing the kids, take a break and head over to Domonkas Library, right next door. …
Sunday, June 12, 2011
This park has a beach, play area, boat launch and fishing pier.
Miller Road Park and beach packs a lot into its 17.7 acres. Located on the west end of Avon Lake on the bike-friendly Lake Road (U.S. 6), the park is many things to many people. On top of a tree-lined bluff is large park with two gazebos, a playground, bathrooms and wide open areas suitable for children to run loose. Visitors can walk along a lake side paved trail or sit on one of several newer benches and look out over Lake Erie. A grant from the state allowed a concrete ramp leading from the parking area to the beach and is fully ADA compliant. A long fishing pier is open year-round and is popular place for fishing, walking and watching boaters. Picnic tables and grills are available making the destination a popular spot for family …
Friday, June 10, 2011
One of Lorain County's most popular beaches, going to Lakeview Park is an an all-day affair.
Lakeview Park is one of Lorain County’s largest parks with a lake view. This park is broken into north and south portion by U.S. 6 (West Erie Avenue). The popular beach, which is part of the Lorain County Metro Park system, was completely renovated in 2007 and includes a new bathhouse, a café and handicapped access to the beach. Pack the towels, shovels and few bucks for snacks and expect to spend the day at this park. This is a bona-fide beach with 1/3 mile of groomed sand including a large playground area on the beach. During summer evenings, volleyball games are in full swing. Steps to the beach are accessible to the East Beach and West Beach. On top of the steps, visitors will find the park's historic rose beds containing 2,500 roses …
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Looking for a break from the heat? Our Great Lake has the best outdoor cooling system in town.
With Avon Lake temperatures hovering in the low 90's May 29 and 30, some people opted to stay indoors and cool down with their air conditioners. All we have to say is after a brutal winter of snow storms, ice storms and power outages, drink a big glass of water and get outside. Forget mowing today, you don't want to damage yourself just as summer is starting. Do like this man did: grab your jet ski and head out to Lake Erie where the temperatures are still a little chilly. No jet ski? Get creative and find a friend who has one. If you're a little stunted in the friend-making department, head down to one of two Avon Lake beaches. They're free! (But watch out for the jet skiers.) We took this photo from the pier at Miller Road Park.