Thanks for coming back to read more about the members of Adventures in Northeast Ohio. This time, let’s take a look at 5 things you need to know about Beachwood, Ohio courtesy of the Beachwood Convention and Visitors Bureau.
#1 – Many visitors may not realize that Beachwood offers nature enthusiasts 2.6 miles of trails, a sledding hill and an open-air shelter with restrooms and water fountains. Eight-foot-wide paved paths invite bicyclists, skaters, walkers and runners to visit the forested area, while 6-foot-wide gravel trails allow dog walkers and hikers to veer off the beaten path. The entrance is at the intersection of East and West Shaker Boulevard and Richmond Roads. More information is at www.visitbeachwoodohio.com/parks-recreation/.
#2 – The Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage is the 19th most popular cultural attraction in Northeast Ohio, and it is located in the heart of Beachwood. Within the museum’s wall lies more than 200 years of Jewish-American history, told through artifacts, films, and interactive exhibits. An upcoming exhibit beginning on April 12th-September 7th, 2015 is Chasing Dreams: Baseball & Becoming American. Baseball legends and myths, its heroes and flops, its struggles and its moments of triumph tell our national story. More information is at www.maltzmuseum.org.
#3 – Save the date for Food, Fun & Fashion Week! It will be October 1st-4th, 2015. Food, Fun & Fashion Week celebrates a community appreciative of great food, fine wine and good living. We welcome you to enjoy the unique and delicious flavors, entertaining conversations and great hospitality. Multiple events will be held in and around Beachwood. Create the perfect get away for a day or long weekend! To see highlights from last year, please visit us at www.visitbeachwoodohio.com/food-fun-fashion-2015-2/.
#4 – Another unique place to visit is the David Berger National Memorial. It is a sculpture that was created to honor the memory of David Berger, an American/Israeli citizen who was one of the 11 Israeli athletes murdered at the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich, Germany. This is the only memorial in the United States commemorating the 1972 Olympic terrorism. This sculpture was created by the late Cleveland sculptor, David E. Davis, and the design includes 5 broken Olympic rings. More information at nps.gov/dabe/index.htm.
#5 – Another hidden gem is the James A. Garfield log cabin home. Garfield was the last U.S. President to be born in a log cabin, and he was born on November 19th, 1831. A replica of the cabin can be viewed while you are listening to Garfield’s history, the 1830 period, and the early days of the settlement. To explore more about Garfield, view the CVB’s suggested itinerary, All Rise! Presidents from Northeast Ohio, at www.visitbeachwoodohio.com/itineraries-trip-ideas/.
For more information on Beachwood, Ohio, we invite you to contact the Beachwood Convention and Visitors Bureau at (216) 378-9333 or visit their website at www.visitbeachwoodohio.com.