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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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Spring Green

We walked this weekend in the Emerald Necklace. With so many different parks to choose from it is always fun to find a new place to explore. The marina area in Rocky River is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
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Sagamore Hills, Ohio
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Sagamore Hills, Ohio
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We walked this weekend in the Emerald Necklace. With so many different parks to choose from it is always fun to find a new place to explore. The marina area in Rocky River is interesting at this time of year as the ice breaks up and the river is running. Any path takes you through moist areas where tiny shoots... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Nature within 10 minutes of major city.. Need I say more. Hiking, centers, fishing, canals, and more

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Cleveland, Ohio
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

One of the great things about Cleveland is the numerous amount of green space throughout the city, locally called "the Emerald Necklace." Beautiful walking/cycling/running spaces with forests, lakes, creeks, picnic areas, hiking trails, and all-purpose trails are all over the city and surrounding suburbs. Especially beautiful are the "reservations;" which include large expanses of green space with walking trails. Most... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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79 reviews 79 reviews
26 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

The Emerald Necklace around Cleveland is a fantastic way to get a moment of peace and quiet in the large city. Being able to go from one side and around the city through the park system is one of the best ideas the city has had. Take the time to go through the Rocky River reservations see the big and... More 

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Bedford, Ohio
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
29 helpful votes 29 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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