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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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Beautiful as always

I spent a great deal of time in the Metroparks when I was younger. It has been kept up/built up and is always a pleasure to drive through. Several picnic areas, ballfields, boat... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
RickG668
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Columbus, Ohio
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Columbus, Ohio
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

I spent a great deal of time in the Metroparks when I was younger. It has been kept up/built up and is always a pleasure to drive through. Several picnic areas, ballfields, boat dock, horse back riding. It's miles of fun.

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Willoughby, Ohio, USA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

I've been to just about everyone of the parks around Cleveland and I think they're one of the best places to visit in the area. They're all well maintained with hiking trails, paved trails, and bridal trails. The nature centers are wonderful stop for family's to learn a little more about the natural wonders of the area.

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United States
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135 reviews 135 reviews
36 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We Clevelanders just don't know what a gem we have here. Beautiful trees, plants, wildlife, creeks and streams filled with an assortment of fish, waterfalls,manicured trails and bridal paths, marinas, restaurants, dog parks, golf courses, beaches, concert venues, nature centers and so much more I just don't have the time to list it all.

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Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
32 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

The Emerald Necklace surrounding Cleveland is such a beauty. Beautiful any time of year, be sure to visit during Autumn - you won't be disappointed. A unique gem in a major metropolitan city, you may travel from one side of the City to the other through a labyrinth of green space, rivers, gardens, and nature. Take time to head through... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

the antique boat & motor display was great at the Brooklyn exchange cabin. Will be back April 11th 2015 for the next display

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Sagamore Hills, Ohio
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
9 helpful votes 9 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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82 reviews 82 reviews
26 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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