One of our favorite recipes for fun includes plenty of wide open spaces, a dash of wind, lots of sunshine, and of course, kids! Throw in a couple of kites and you’ve got the makings for a perfect day. From sandy stretches to awesome green spaces, flip through the album below to discover our picks for best places to throw caution to the wind.

Edgewater State Park – Cleveland, Oh

Edgewater State Park offers plenty of space and great winds from Lake Erie for flying kites. The grassy hill, offering spectacular views of downtown Cleveland, is where you’ll find most fliers but the 6,000 feet of shoreline, summer music series, boat launch, beach with lifeguards, playgrounds and other fun stuff make the entire park worthy of your little adventurers.

Online: stateparks.com/edgewater_statepark

photo: Tim Evanson via flickr

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—Gabby Cullen