Paine Falls

September 2004

State: Ohio

Location: Painesville

Height: 25

Crest: 80

Water Source: Paine Creek

Waypoint: 41.7168N 81.1435W

Summary: This is an easy to visit, two tiered waterfall near the shores of Lake Erie. This is a nice scenic stop if you are travelling along I-90 between Cleveland and Buffalo.

Paine Falls is about 5 miles south east of Painesville Ohio. It is located in a small metro park. The park includes restrooms, grills and a picnic area. There is also a trail that skirts the rim of the gorge along which some nice views of the falls are available. For your own safety, several signs warn you to stay on the trails and threaten you with fines and trespassing if you leave the trails.

The falls are located in a nice hilly piece of farm country. The I-90 overpass is visible from the park, but otherwise the area is fairly rustic.

To reach the falls take the Vrooman Road Exit (exit 205) from I-90. Head south for 1/2 mile to Carter Road. Turn left (east) on Carter Road for about two miles to Paine Road and turn left (north). Carter Road ends at Paine road. The park is a half mile beyond that on the left, just past the bridge. Be careful. The bridge is narrow and on a curve.

This falls used to be called Bakers Falls. It was renamed Paine Falls in 1974 when the park was created.

[Cleveland Area] Nearby Falls

The many Cleveland area falls are 40 miles to the west.

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