Akron Sports and Recreation

Akron Sports and RecreationNot sure what to do in your free time? Try cheering on one of Akron’s professional sports teams. Or leave spectatorship behind, and look for some thrills and excitement on an outdoor exploration or an amusement park adventure. Prefer some more relaxing recreation? Akron also has plenty of leisurely entertainment available.


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Pro Sports

Akron Aeros
Come watch the Akron Aeros take the field at Canal Park for an exciting minor league baseball game. Named in honor of Ohio’s many great airplane and aerospace research and discoveries, the Akron Aeros send the baseball soaring across the sky and have taken home numerous league and division titles.

Address: 300 S Main St., Akron, OH 44308 - MAP
Phone: (330) 253-5151
Web: www.akronaeros.com

Akron Racers
See the Akron Racers beat out their competitors at the Firestone Stadium. This professional women’s softball team has been on the Ohio sports scene for over a decade and has proudly netted an all-time win-lose record of 149-94. These sports champs are part of the National Pro Fastpitch League. Come decked out in black, red and gray to show your support for these lovely ladies!

Address: 1575 Firestone Parkway, Akron, Ohio 44301 - MAP
Phone: (330) 376-8188
Web: www.akronracers.org

Kent State University Logo
No matter what sport you are interested in, Kent State University Athletics promises a thrilling college game. The Golden Flashes take on rival universities and colleges with 16 varsity teams, including basketball, baseball, football, field hockey, golf, wrestling and gymnastics. Cheer them on and sing along with “Fight on for KSU.”

Address: E Main St., Kent, OH 44240 - MAP
Phone: (330) 672-3120
Web: www.kentstatesports.com


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Hiking, Biking & Trails

Hike & Bike Trail
Lace up your sneakers, slip on your rollerblades or pump up your bike tires and head over to the Bike & Hike Trail, one of the first “rails to trails” projects in the country. Follow along the smoothly paved 33.5-mile recreation trail and enjoy some of the most scenic section of the Cuyahoga River and Munroe Falls.

Address: 130 N. Main St., Munroe Falls, OH - MAP
Phone: (330) 867-5511
Web: www.summitmetroparks.org or ohiobikeways.net

Brandywine Gorge Trail
Walk along the spectacular Brandywine Gorge Trail to get an unhindered view of the 60-foot waterfall. Follow the 1.5-mile recreation trail and boardwalk to get up close and personal with some of the most breathtaking natural beauties in all of Akron. Explore beyond the waterfall and see some of the other interesting features along the gorge and creek.

Address: 8050 Brandywine Rd., Northfield, OH 44067 - MAP
Phone: (330) 650-6262
Web: www.nps.gov

Towpath Trail - Ohio & Erie Canal
Stretching beside the Ohio & Erie Canal, the Towpath Trail winds and climbs through four distinct areas: Akron, Barberton, PPG Industries and Clinton. Use the open 21.5-mile recreation pathway to walk, jog, run, hike or bike while taking in the gorgeous sights. Fishing and camping are also allowed along the trail, as well as cross-country skiing during the snowy months.

Address: 2928 Riverview Rd., Akron, OH - MAP
Phone: 1 (800) 445-9667
Web: www.summitmetroparks.org


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Wildwater Kingdom
Escape the everyday routine at Wildwater Kingdom, the perfect summer getaway for water recreation near Akron. Cool down at the Coral Cove or Riptide Run–the long lazy river. Let the kiddos run free on Splash Landing while you soak up the sun from a lounge chair. Seeking thrills to go with your chills? Check out the Thunder Falls waterslides or the Liquid Lightening.

Address: 1100 Squires Rd., Aurora, OH 44202 - MAP
Phone: (330) 562-8303
Web: www.wildwaterfun.com

Dusty's Landing
Stay afloat with Dusty’s Landing, the best place for pontoon boat rentals on the Portage Lakes. Wonderful for larger parties, these types of boats allow you to explore far out into the lakes. Enjoy a relaxing day of water recreation and relaxation as the waves gently rock you, try your hand at fishing or dive into the water and cool down.

Address: 401 W Turkeyfoot Lake Rd., Akron, OH 44319 - MAP
Phone: (330) 644-3220
Web: www.dustyslanding.com

Falls River Square
Visit the elegant Falls River Square for some recreation by and in the water. This event site features a pavilion, stage, amphitheatre and interactive water fountain in the lovely riverfront district. The boardwalk brings you right up to the breathtaking Cuyahoga River. You can even enjoy some ice-skating during the winter!

Address: Broad Blvd & Front St., Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221 - MAP
Phone: (330) 971-8000
Web: cfo.cityofcf.com

Leisure Time Swimming & Recreation Center
For relaxing swimming and other recreational activities, visit the aptly named Leisure Time Recreation Center. The whole family can take advantage of the 35 acres of fun, open, outdoor activities. Swim in an Olympic size pool, cool down on the sprayground, hit a few rounds of golf or pack a lunch and enjoy a picnic.

Address: 4561 Darrow Rd., Stow, OH 44224 - MAP
Phone: (330) 688-4162
Web: www.leisuretimerecreation.com


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Plenty Of Thrills

Fun N Stuff
Bring the entire family out for some great bonding time at Fun ‘n’ Stuff, the year round Amusement Park. This combination indoor/outdoor family entertainment center has fun sports and recreational stuff for everybody: roller-skating, obstacle courses, bumper cars, mini golf, laser tag, go-karts, bowling, batting cages, video games, a Eurobungy, a shooting gallery and even a rock wall!

Address: 661 Highland Rd E., Macedonia, OH 44056 - MAP
Phone: (330) 467-0820
Web: www.fun-n-stuff.com

Laser Quest
Chase after an adrenaline rush at Laser Quest Akron, where you can engage in recreational battle for laser tag championships against friends and strangers. Be prepared to dive, duck and dodge your way through the many glow-in-the-dark obstacles as you help your teammates and take down your enemies!

Address: 80 Brookmont Rd., Akron, OH 44333 - MAP
Phone: (330) 666-6966
Web: laserquest.com


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Bill White's Akron Lanes
Head over to Bill White’s Akron Lanes for some good, old-fashioned bowling! All ages are welcome to hit the bowling alley floor for a fun time. Challenge your friends or family members to see who’s top scorer, or join one of the many leagues and groups that meet and compete. Be sure to take advantage of the weekly specials as well.

Address: 2911 E Waterloo Rd., Akron, OH 44312 - MAP
Phone: (330) 628-4822
Web: www.billwhitesakronlanes.com

Max McQ's Sports Bar & Grille
Find pool tables, darts and card games available on a regular basis at Max McQ’s Sports Bar & Grille. Munch on some yummy food and sip on some of the best brews and beverages in town while you compete in one of the popular biweekly poker tournaments.

Address: 1562 Akron Peninsula Rd., Akron, OH 44313 - MAP
Phone: (330) 940-3400
Web: maxmcqs.com

Akron Hot Air Balloon Rides
Conquer any lingering fear of heights when you take to the high heavens with Akron Hot Air Balloon Rides. Considered beautiful and romantic by many, a ride up in the sky can be a great way to clear your head and leave all your worries on the ground below. Relax, enjoy the view and be sure to take lots of pictures from your bird’s eye view!

Phone: 1 (877) 338-8810
Web: www.akronhotairballoonrides.com