Posted in Community, Lake Erie, My trail walks, nature

Do you know where we are today?

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We’re at the beach, but it’s winter, and we are definitely not at a tropical beach; it is on a large body of water, but it’s not salt water. Do you know where we are? Here’s another clue:
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It doesn’t look like we’re going to get a swim today, nor, unfortunately, any time soon. Erosion has a way of ruining the fun of a day at the beach.

This beach is in a small neighborhood park on a pretty big lake…Lake Erie. We are on the north coast of the United States, just a few miles east of Cleveland Ohio. The last time I visited this beach was in the summertime a couple of years ago. There were families on the beach that day, kids playing in the water, and parents relaxing on the sand. But erosion has taken a toll on this community’s beach. Sad for the families who live in this neighborhood. Hopefully a way will be found to stop the erosion and make it possible for families to have fun on the beach in future summers, but that will take time. The community of Mentor-on-the-Lake has created a great little park on the bluff overlooking the beach. It has a playground and  a deck complete with stairs down to the water’s edge. At this point, the beach is unusable, but the playground is still a great place to bring the kids, and the bluff provides wonderful views of the sunset. Here are a few more pictures:

Let’s hope a solution for the erosion can be found, and I will be able to return to this little park on a sunny day in the not-too-distant future when those signs are gone and the beach is safe to use. Meanwhile I am going to search my archives for a few summertime pictures to share with you of families having fun on this beach.

See you soon!
Trail Walker

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8 thoughts on “Do you know where we are today?

  1. Erosion is a problem at our beaches too! And with the ice caps melting I suspect someday Florida beaches will be moving inland unless they find a cure. I remember seeing Lake Michigan for the first time – beautiful!

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    1. Erosion is a big problem for properties along large bodies of water. I sure hope they find a way to get this little beach open again. Melting ice caps are an even bigger problem. Sigh! ☹️

      The Great Lakes are beautiful. I feel fortunate to live so near Lake Erie.

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