sports & recreation

You’ll never be at a loss for things to do in Wayne County. Recreation and leisure-time activities are plentiful. Whether you are looking for hiking, biking, canoeing or kayaking; tennis, golf, swimming or boating; hunting, fishing or horseback riding, Wayne County has everything needed to accommodate your interests.   

Wayne County is a mecca of sporting and recreational opportunities. Our wide-open spaces provide trails (including a growing rails-to-trails system), parks and other outdoor amenities for year-round sports and recreational fun for everyone. 

Johnson Woods is a 206 acre virgin forest, containing some of Ohio's oldest trees.  

Wayne County is also home to top notch sporting facilities that include pools, ice rinks, physical fitness centers, country clubs, community recreation centers, horse stables and more.

Other recreational opportunities in the Northeast Ohio region include such diverse amenities as the Cuyahoga Valley National Recreation Area, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, the NFL Football Hall of Fame and Cedar Point Amusement Park.

Sports enthusiasts will find Wayne County to be a haven for spectator sports. From professional sporting teams like the Cleveland Cavaliers (basketball), Indians (baseball) and Browns (football) to amateur baseball and hockey, sports fans have a lot to cheer about. Several minor league level teams in these sports and collegiate athletic programs can also be enjoyed throughout the region.

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