380 West Crosier Street
Akron, Ohio 44311
Also, see Roadside Birding
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Tips for birding Summit Lake
Birding at Summit Lake can be spectacular, especially during spring and fall migration. Since the neighborhood can be borderline for safety, caution and attention to your surroundings is recommended. The east side access is from Lake Shore Boulevard and is the more concerning side. The west side access is from Summit Lake Boulevard and is the less concerning side. There is no public parking on either side with roadside access only, but there is a parking lot just northwest of the lake on Manchester Road near the baseball fields with an easy walk down to the lake.
From Susan Carpenter
Birds of Interest
Highlights: most species of migrating waterfowl, including occasional White-winged Scoter, Red-necked Grebe, and Tundra Swan
About Summit Lake
Summit Lake is located at 380 West Crosier Street in Akron’s 9th ward. Situated on approximately 76.8 acres, the park itself is located south of South Street, west of Lakeshore Boulevard, and east of Summit Lake Boulevard. A portion of the park sits along the north side of the lake and a small area adjacent to Margaret Park Elementary School. Summit Lake Park is adjacent to Summit Lake housing division of the Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority, which is located immediately to the south of the lake.
Restrooms: none on site but there are gas stations and restaurants nearby.