Greetings, Nesmith cousins!
Finding myself in northeast Ohio this summer visiting my wife's
family, I took the chance to visit Nesmith Lake in Akron (with
adjoining Nesmith Lake Park). It was hard to get to... there were
construction projects on both Manchester Road (the main road that
goes by it on the east shore), obscuring the entrance to the park, as
well as Carnegie Avenue (a side road that goes along the southern
shore). Most of the surrounding area is privately owned.
The park is rather bedraggled, a few picnic tables here and there
and a couple of ball diamonds. Ohio was going through a drought
when we were there, and with the construction I doubt the park was much
in use, which may account for the look.
At the intersection of Manchester and Carnegie is, or rather was,
Young's Restaurant, which is now out of business. The building is
still there and available for purchase, if any of the cousins want to
try their hand at the restaurant biz.
1-A view of the lake from the
highway. All the beaches are
connected to apartment complexes.
3-Me at the entrance to the park.
4-My son Eli (age 10).
5-Young's Restaurant that was.