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Address: Cleveland, OH
Description: Hop on a bicycle, lace up your running shoes or take your time strolling...
Hop on a bicycle, lace up your running shoes or take your time strolling through any part of this scenic 60-mile long string of parks and garden areas.
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Metro Parks

Very nice area to enjoy nature. A lot of hiking trails, safe places to bike and walk. The park offer a varieity of activities for the whole family

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
april G
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Martinsburg, Pennsylvania
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Martinsburg, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Very nice area to enjoy nature. A lot of hiking trails, safe places to bike and walk. The park offer a varieity of activities for the whole family

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Cleveland, Ohio
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Locals know all of the attractions. Boats, ball fields, picnic areas, recreation facilities. ALL too numerous to mention and enjoy

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Cleveland, Ohio
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The Emerald necklace is an award winning park system that winds all the way around Cleveland , offering hiking, biking, and bridal paths through beautiful hardwood forests with streams. The park system also recently took over control of the beach parks, which is great, because they do a wonderful job maintaining the parks. Huntington Beach and Whiskey Island are great... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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57 reviews 57 reviews
24 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The Emerald Necklace is another name for the Metro Parks. I haven't been to one that I didn't like or didn't enjoy. Feel free to pick one and go. Remember the Cleveland Zoo is also part of this greatness. http://www.clevelandmetroparks.com/

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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I love traveling through the metro parks on the motorcycle! Very peaceful and relaxing. Roads are always in good condition. Just watch entering or stops, gravel maybe present.

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Cleveland, Ohio, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This is so beautiful and well maintained...easy to ride a bike or walk. I like that you can walk forever or bike forever......

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Frankfurt, Germany
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6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Outstanding range of golf courses and beautiful setting in Cleveland! Big Met in the Rocky River Reservation is wonderful

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Avon Lake
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

This park land is Clevelanders at their best. It is maintained by public funds for the enjoyment of the public. Not fancy just natural. A must see on any visit to the Cleveland area.

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Niagara Falls, New York
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65 reviews 65 reviews
21 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

We were told about the metroparks and Emerald Necklace and decided to look into it. We were told to take Valley Parkway and follow it to the different parks. What a wonderful drive and what wonderful parks. Next time we're bringing our bikes because the bike trails look awesome. Also good for hiking, and lots of picnic areas. I wish... More 

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Parma, Ohio
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97 reviews 97 reviews
13 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

We have been coming to the Metroparks since we were kids. We used to always say we were going to "the valley" because this area was not called Metroparks. Back then the hill leading up to Puritas/Grayton had no guard rails and was made of brick! It was a real ride. The bridges that lead over the water were almost... More 

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