A BIG Weekend for Cleveland's Waterfront (photos and video).

It seemed there was something going on along every piece of Cleveland’s waterfront this past weekend with:

  • The Tall Ships Festival Parade of Sail kicking off affairs on Thursday afternoon.

  • An open water swim at Edgewater Park hosted by North Coast Multisports that served as a tune-up for the USA Triathlon Age Group National Championships returning to Cleveland August 9-10.

  • An SUP Yoga session with SUP CLE at Wendy Park.

  • A birds-eye view of recreational kayaks interacting with the freighter Sam Laud as it transited the lower Cuyahoga River (more on that in a future post).

It was great seeing so many facets of Cleveland’s waterfront brand on full display.

North Coast Multisports Open Water Swim

SUP CLE Yoga

Kayaks Mixing It Up with a Freighter Transiting the Cuyahoga River

Tall Ships Festival Parade of Sail from the Goodtime III

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