Introduction to Bay Village, Ohio
Bay Village, Ohio, in Cuyahoga county, is 6 miles W of Lakewood, Ohio (center to center) and 11 miles W of Cleveland, Ohio. The city is considered part of the Cleveland - Lorain - Elyria metropolitan area.
Bay Village History
The wandering tribes of the Erie Indians originally used the area now known as Bay Village as their hunting and fishing grounds. Until 1803, the area was a part of Connecticut. Joseph Cahoon first visited Bay Village during 1799 and settled in this area around 1809. Between 1811 and 1818, the area was rapidly settled in. The electric railway running from Cleveland to Toledo was built through Bay Village around 1896. The city hall was established in 1914. Bay Village was incorporated in 1950 as a city and the present charter became effective on January 1, 1950.
Bay Village and Nearby Attractions
- Lake Erie Nature and Science Center
- Huntington Reservation
- Rose Hill Museum
- Cahoon Park
- Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum
- Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
Things To Do In Bay Village
The replica of the Cahoon Family's log cabin can be viewed at the Rose Hill Museum. The Cahoon Memorial Park includes lighted tennis courts, a sledding hill, basketball courts, baseball diamonds, a swimming pool, soccer fields and an ice skating rink. Shopping can be enjoyed at Bay - Knoll Shopping Center and Dove Junction Shopping Center. Picnic spots are available at Lake Picnic Area and Wolf Picnic Area.
Bay Village Transportation
International air transportation is available from Cleveland - Hopkins International Airport.
Bay Village Higher Education
Lorain County Community College, Cleveland State University, Baldwin - Wallace College and Cuyahoga Community College District are close to the city.