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Emerald Necklace

Cleveland, OH
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Ranked #3 of 81 attractions in Cleveland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks
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... more » 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. « less
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Cleveland, Ohio
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

There are not enough words to describe this park system. I am lucky enough to live close enough to enjoy the many different activities that are offered, some even for free. The golf courses are great to play. There are plenty of walking trails, picnic areas and wildlife to keep you busy all day. There are places to swim, fish,... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I grew up in the aria of the east side park system and spent so much time here from the interpretive center to Squires Castle. Understamd they have dubed these parks which are not one park but connecting park systems that circle the entire Cleveland metropolitan aria which were linked togather and called the Emrald (for the green) neckles (... More

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Brunswick, Ohio
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We visit the Emerald Necklace often . We love to picnic and also to take advantage of the wonderful Bicycle trails.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Cleveland's metropolitan park system winds around metro Cleveland like a beautiful, green necklace. There are too many beautiful spots to list, and way more than I know about! I would highly recommend you research this and choose to your liking. I have only done a small fraction of their offerings - but even my activities have included: hiking, fishing, swimming,... More

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Buffalo, NY
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

My bride and I drove the Emerald Necklace on a sunny and warm Saturday morning early in June. With the top down in our shinny red Miata, we started at Beechwood, Ohio in Cleveland's southeast suburbs and drove this beautiful limited access parkway for more than 70 miles. Our drive ended north of the Cleveland airport on the city's west... More

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Fairfax
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81 reviews 81 reviews
12 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

The locals call the Emerald Necklace park the "valley" and it is beautiful even in the winter with snow and especially in the summer. Great hiking trails, parks, kayak rentals at Eddies Boat Dock Marina on the Rocky River near the mouth of the Lake Erie.

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Cleveland, OH
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Our kids our in the Adventure Club through the park system. It has gotten us to many parks we might not have checked out otherwise. Even better now that they have taken over some shore property too. Wherever you go in the city, you can find a nice park.

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Portland, Oregon
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14 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I used to drive my sports car through this park when I lived in Cleveland. It was nice to drive through it again this past spring. I wish I had my bike! It's beautiful, especially in the fall and It's so close to various cities and towns.

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Chesapeake, Virginia, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I traveled this "necklace" for years and even biked it once. Never really appreciated all it had to offer until I moved away and went back. When you live somewhere where parks are sparse you really do appreciate when there are some. Kinda makes you want to send some money to save a park, huh?

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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

On so many levels this is a great area. Lots of ample parking and a must to bring a bike!! If not, clearly go for a walk/jog/hike on one of many trails. Take in the beautiful sounds of nature and smells from all around. You can even rent a canoe for about $15/hr to get even more out of it.... More

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