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Emerald Necklace

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Address: , Cleveland, OH
Phone Number: 216-635-3200
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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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What a beautiful park system!

We've walked, hiked, jogged, and driven all over the metro parks system. Have a few hours before a flight? Where else can you picnic in a park like this near the airport! Have... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
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Naples, Florida
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Cleveland
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79 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We love to go to the Cleveland Metro parks. There are many locations and each has their own activities. Go to any location and pick up a copy of the Emerald Necklace magazine to find out what's going on in the park system. You can also sign up to have them mailed to you. We go there every week to... More 

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Naples, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We've walked, hiked, jogged, and driven all over the metro parks system. Have a few hours before a flight? Where else can you picnic in a park like this near the airport! Have an extra hour at twilight for a family-friendly car activity? See how many deer your kids can count while driving through the park! (winner gets to pick... More 

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EASTLAKE
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89 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Cleveland's unsung gem. The metroparks rings itself around Cleveland. Each section offers something for the visitor. All are relaxing and worth a visit.

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Beautiful metro park system with a large variety of terrain. Great and safe place to walk and enjoy nature with a major city.

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Lakewood, Ohio
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60 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Reserve your picnic area at one of the many areas throughout the Emerald Necklace. Park Rangers cruise through the park and are visible to the public. Lots of open fields, ball fields, and trails. The Nature Centers are a must visit.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

There's always something fun to do in the Metroparks. My wife and I take our dogs for nice long walks every week.

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Texas City, Texas
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Born in Cleveland, moved away, came back for a visit. What a gem! During my childhood, my family visited the parks on occasion and I moved from Cleveland in 1977. At that time some of the parks incorporated into the Metropark Emerald Necklace were in a state of neglect but that is not the case today. What a beautiful, relaxing... More 

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Lexington, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Walk it, Hike it, Bike it, Run it, Drive it, Relax in it...whatever you want, This is the gem of Ohio. Through valleys, along waterways, through small Mayberry-esque towns, through busy suburbs it truly has everything. I still brag about this network of parks and parkway to anyone who will listen and I've since moved to South Carolina. Go experience... More 

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Berea, Ohio
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52 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

This is one of Cleveland's greatest assets. It's called the Emerald Necklace because it completely encircles Cleveland from Lake Erie on the west to the lake on the east. If you like jogging, walking, biking, canoeing/kayaking or just watching nature in it's finest. I'm not sure of it's length, but it's got to be around 50+ miles of trails, cabins,... More 

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Breckssville, Ohio
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26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Took a ride to explore the Emerald Necklace,, what a great place to live (Cleveland Ohio)...we are lucky to have such a beautiful park in our backyards!

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