Category: Springfield Lake

Springfield Lake, Cottages at Sawyerwood, Springfield/Akron, Ohio

Springfield Lake – Sawyerwood Cottages

Weekend Getaway During the rapid growth of Akron’s rubber industry, Springfield Lake became a popular getaway resort. Summer cottages popped up at Sawyerwood and Lakemore. In the early 1900’s, the Springfield Lake Park was constructed.  It was briefly the largest amusement park in all of Ohio. Attractions included a merry-go-round, dodge-em cars, a roller coaster, a…

Oneida Trail - Wieland Grocery, Springfield Lake, Akron, Ohio

Springfield Lake – Oneida Trail

The area around Springfield Lake became a popular resort spot as Akron’s rubber industries boomed. The rapid success in Akron led to the construction of summer getaway cottages at the lake – some of which still exist today as full-time residences. One of the first entrepreneurs to see the potential of Springfield Lake was Carl Weiland. He established a…

Pavilion at Springfield Lake, near Akron, Ohio

Springfield Lake – Pavilion

At one time Springfield Lake Park was the largest amusement park in the State of Ohio. The amusement park hosted two coasters, a merry-go-round, swimming, boating, fishing and much more. A double-decked steamboat even cruised the lake complete with an orchestra and dancing. like many of the other lake parks in the region, Springfield Lake drew…

Springfield Lake, Akron, Ohio

Springfield Lake

Springfield Lake is located in the center of Springfield township. The lake is a glacially formed kettle lake created during the last iceage. Springfield Lake is one of the few natural lakes found in Ohio.

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