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Emerald Necklace

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Address: Cleveland, OH
Phone Number: 216-635-3200
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Hop on a bicycle, lace up your running shoes or take your time...

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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Love the park

Spent some fall days walking and hiking through the various regions in the park. We can never say enough about the trails and opportunities the park affords. A true gem for NE OH!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Akron, Ohio
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Cleveland, Ohio
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32 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

cryus eaton devised this concept and if you look at aover head view it look like a necklace and it s green space argo the necklace name I live by edge water park it is lovely and it is free and if your are north south eat of west there is a piece of the necklace eastside go to squirers... More 

Thank karen h
Akron, Ohio
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120 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent some fall days walking and hiking through the various regions in the park. We can never say enough about the trails and opportunities the park affords. A true gem for NE OH!

Thank BougieKnight
New Orleans, Louisiana
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270 reviews
109 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the 2 lane roadways through the links of this chain of city owned greenspaces offer outstanding views of the beauty of the fall colors. there is an emerald necklace map which can be used to navigate from one to the other. road signs are frequent and easy to spot to keep you on the desired pathway. be on watch for... More 

Thank worldexplorer53
North Olmsted, Ohio
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was reared in Tuscarawas County near Sugarcreek. I drive on the Emerald Necklace every opportunity that I get. It reminds of home. It is a wonderful drive plus all of the amenities that are provided.

Thank Betathalpenpal
Cleveland, Ohio
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

very friendly and helpful personnel running the marina. Seems like a family run business! Nice restaurant attached to enjoy the view of the boats and the river.

1 Thank Terry30000
Bay Village, Ohio
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225 reviews
106 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

So many things to do in the park from just hanging out and enjoying the season's scenery to golf. We like to do a simple picnic from time to time. (Fast food at the park) The park areas are nice, fishing and hiking good and great for a walk or riding your bike.

1 Thank jkilby13
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27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

Northeast Ohio's "jewel in the crown" -- our amazing and gorgeous Metropark system. Everything from creeks to hiking paths, horse trails to nature centers, plus our fabulous zoo. Cleveland has many wonderful treasures, that people don't think of when they hear the name "Cleveland", and the Metroparks ("Emerald Necklace" is a nickname, because the parks ring the urban areas in... More 

3 Thank Laurel F
Melbourne, Florida
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84 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

Wonderful drive beautiful parks worth a beautiful bike ride or a walk or maybe fishing on the river how about soccer and a picnic.

2 Thank tpishdad
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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64 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

After leaving Cleveland, I realize how much I missed having a great collection of parks with well maintained trails, great facilities, plenty of parking, and most of all, easy access. It's wonderful to have all the trees and natural scenery.

3 Thank polarislovestotavel
Chesapeake, Virginia, United States
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29 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

I wrote before on this but wanted to add that if you just drive through it you'll miss all the neat areas that make it unique. Pull off the road anywhere and take a short hike and you'll find lots of creeks and riverbeds with which to wile away the time just taking in the sites. As fall comes, it's... More 

2 Thank 23Sn00py

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