Lake-to-Lakes Trail

Ohio

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Lake-to-Lakes Trail Facts

States: Ohio
Counties: Cuyahoga
Length: 3.3 miles
Trail end points: Carnegie Ave. (Harrison Dillard Bikeway) and Horseshoe Lake Park
Trail surfaces: Asphalt, Concrete
Trail category: Greenway/Non-RT
ID: 10857927
Trail activities: Bike, Inline Skating, Walking

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Lake-to-Lakes Trail Description

Picking up right across the street from the southern end of the Harrison Dillard Bikeway, the Lake-to-Lakes Trail provides a path for cyclists and pedestrians to continue further south out to the charming Cleveland suburb of Shaker Heights. Not to be confused with a similarly named trail on the western end of the county, this trail connects Lower Shaker Lake and Horseshoe Lake all the way to Lake Erie (via the Harrison Dillard Bikeway), providing a shady and pleasant recreation path.

Starting from its sibling trail in the north, trail users can cross Carnegie Avenue and follow the marked bike route signs along the wide asphalt path to pick up the Lake-to-Lakes Trail. The trail follows the side of Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive and then heads through the open space in the city's Ambler Park to continue alongside Stokes Boulevard. While the trail largely hews close to roads, the corridor is nicely tree-lined and feels more scenic than many roadside trails, as it loosely follows the course of a small brook that passes between the lakes.

Continuing south and east, the trail passes along the northern edge of the residential Shaker Square neighborhood, coming to the intersection of Fairhill Road and North Park Boulevard. A bike repair station has conveniently been installed there in case your equipment needs some tending to - if not, continue along the sidepath on the south side of North Park Boulevard, which passes by both of the small lakes before the trail comes to an end in Horseshoe Lake Park. This stretch of the trail is narrower and older than what comes before, and the surface may not be in the best shape, so cyclists in particular should take that into account before hitting the trail.

Parking and Trail Access

Parking is available at the southeastern end of the trail in Horseshoe Lake Park, located at 2701 Park Drive in Shaker Heights. Additional parking is available near the trail at the Nature Center at Shaker Lakes, which hosts educational exhibits about the area's ecosystem, located at 2600 South Park Boulevard in Cleveland.

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