You'll go down a steep winding hill, cross a small bridge over Sunfish Creek, then start up another hill. The swimming hole is like a half acre, depth of 10-15ft and water is really nice end of summer but very cold until then.
Start watching for a small pull off on the right side of the road. Follow it down to the creek, and you'll come to a huge boulder. The town is named after the falls which are right in town. water fall right smack in town where you can usually swim and fish in the hole at the bottom with no problem. Follow the signs to the Chagrin Falls viewing area then and take the worn down to the falls and swimming hole.
Just before you come to the bridge over the Reservoir, there is a public boat ramp on the south (left) side of Howard Rd..The areas I am talking about are pretty challenging to reach on foot - I haven't seen many hikers.My favorite place is a wide semi-circular cliff about 1/2 mile north of Howard Road on the east side of the lake; there are narrow gravel "beaches" at the base of the cliff on the north end of it." If you dont have a boat, park at the boat ramp as above and walk across Howard Rd. There is a trail through the woods, that brings you to good lake access about 1/2 mile north." From Columbus, take I-71 north to Exit 131 at RT 36/37.Park here and proceed as above in the DESCRIPTION depending if you have a boat or not.This from a fan: It is a swimming hole that is 5 or 6 ft. It has been said that Sunfish Creek is one of the few creeks where you are cleaner coming out than going in.We heard it is called The Bolt because back in the 20's or 30's someone drilled into the big rock and bolted a diving board to it.When I met my husband there 41 years ago, big pieces of the iron bolt were still there.The nearest public phone and restrooms is at the lower dam parking area and in Corwin where there are restrooms and payphones along the bike path.LAT, LON : lat=39.49133, lon=-84.09925(source: De Lorme) (accuracy:approximate) LINK TO GOOGLE MAP. To walk south from Corwin, park in Corwin at the at Miami Scenic Trail Public Parking.To get here from Chagrin Falls (southeast of Cleveland), take Maple St. It is a short trail but is narrow and sloping along the river.LAT, LON : lat=41.41571, lon=-81.42236(source:map) (accuracy: General Area) LINK TO GOOGLE MAP.