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Emerald Necklace

Address: Cleveland, OH
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Ranked #4 of 188 things to do in Cleveland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: Hop on a bicycle, lace up your running shoes or take your time strolling through any part of this...
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Owner description: 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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Bedford, Ohio
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Even in the fridgid cold you can spot wildlife just driving thru. In one day we saw deer, coyote, and a bald eagle. There were people ice fishing and kids sledding, the walkers were still out on the paths - they are kept plowed all winter. The Metroparks are one of the best investments of our tax dollars that is... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Easy bike & hike trails, lots of green space, waterfalls, beautiful parks. Can even be just a peaceful drive, especially in the fall.

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Akron, Ohio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Clevelander's and surrounding communities should be very thankful for the beauty and tranquility offered by the Emerald Necklace Park system. Hiking, picnicing, grilling, golfing, fishing, horseback riding, or just plain relaxing, are just a few amenities offered.

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Willoughby, Ohio
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Enjoy this ride around Cleveland and see nature surrounding the city. On a sunny, warm day, there is nothing better than taking in Cleveland's Metro Park.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

The Emerald Necklace (aka Cleveland Metroparks) is one of the most overlooked aspects of living near Cleveland. It is a Federally preserved stretch of parks that encircles Cleveland offering everything from beach access at Edgewater Park to marinas to campsite to picnic areas, al within a 10 minute drive from downtown. One of the most serene, beautiful, relaxing aspects of... More 

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Toledo, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

The Emerald Necklace is a system of parks that surrounds the city of Cleveland. Most of them are in the suburbs and you need a car to get to them and to maneuver through them. They are kept in beautiful condition and in the summer offer walks and picnic areas. In the fall there is a lot of colored foliage... More 

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Lancaster, California
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60 reviews 60 reviews
24 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

You don't need to go to New England to experience the beauty of fall. On Oct. 15, the leaves were in rich vibrant colors! A million photo ops! Nice, clean, safe area!

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Lakewood, OH
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

...and they treated her and her friends like royalty! Had a wonderful four course lunch (they were very accommodating to her friend with a gluten allergy) and tea.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

no matter the season these parks are beautiful to walk , run, bike etc It is safe to hike all trails and paved paths

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Cleveland, Ohio
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

28 miles of mountain bike trail within the Bedford Cleveland Metroparks Reservation. Daily updates on Cleveland Metropark's website. Another mountain bike trail at Royalview within the metroparks. Saw a deer on my hiking walk on the trail. Hikers welcome. Multiple entrances along the parkway. Some shares spaces with the All Purpose Trail.

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