How to Plan a Trip to Fairport Harbor Lakefront Park

Fairport Harbor Lakefront Park is known as the hidden gem by Northern Ohio locals. The beach and wildlife park boasts an array of activities, from paddleboarding to doggie paddling. It’s the ideal day trip from Cleveland or Pennsylvania for all sizes (and leg count). Discover all you need to know before you plan your trip to Fairport Harbor.

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Everything You Need to Know About Fairport Harbor Lakefront Park

Embark on one of the most beautiful beaches Lake Erie has to offer this summer. Fairport Harbor Lakefront Park offers the best amenities and is just a short drive from Geneva-on-the-Lake. Start planning your trip today!

  • Things to Do

Fairport Harbor Lakefront Park truly has something for everyone. Bring your pup and enjoy one of Lake Erie’s few dog-friendly swim parks. Take Fido on a walk across the boardwalk and then let them dive into the cool water. There is waste disposal gear available within the designated dog-swim area. 

Kids of all ages love hanging out at the lakefront park. The swimming area is carefully watched by lifeguards to ensure safe swimming. When they want a break from the water, let them loose on the large, sand-surrounded playground complete with a classic tire swing. Make sure to pack a lunch—you’ll want to stay for the day!

Are you traveling without the kids or pets? Rent a paddleboard and explore the sights. The park is ringed by the Fairport Harbor Marine Museum and Lighthouse to the south and an active nuclear plant to the distant north. There is so much to see at the park during your visit!

What to Bring to the Park:

      • Sunscreen
      • Bathing suit and a change of clothes
      • Towels
      • Beach Chairs and umbrella
      • Throw toys for Fido
      • Picnic lunch
      • Water
  • Where Is It?

Fairport Harbor Lakefront Park is located just 30 miles north of Cleveland and 25 miles from Geneva-on-the-Lake. The easiest way to access it from GOTL is via Highway 20 West and, from Cleveland, Interstate 90 East. Follow East Street straight to the water, and you’ll dead end at the park.  

Unwind at The Lakehouse Inn Resort

Cottage #3After a day of basking in the sun at Fairport Harbor Lakefront Park, you’ll be ready to kick your feet up at The Lakehouse Inn. Plan your stay in one of our cozy cottages and enjoy the comfort of two bedrooms, a full kitchen, a small living room, and a complimentary gourmet breakfast each morning of your stay.

And while you’re busy relaxing, you’ll want to check out our current spa specials and packages. From pumpkin spice promotions in the fall and sand sprinkled specials in the summer, we have everything you need to make the most of your vacation. We can’t wait to welcome you to The Lakehouse Inn!