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Rocky River Reservation

Open Now: 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Open today: 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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Friday night Lectures

I love the nature center during the day and now one can attend lectures on Friday nights. The... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Beautiful park with a great river walk.

Went for a long walk here and really enjoyed the scenery. Clean and relatively safe place for a... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Akron, Ohio
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24000 Valley Pkwy, Cleveland, OH 44070-4600
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I love the nature center during the day and now one can attend lectures on Friday nights. The exhibits are interactive and would be most exciting for the very young

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Went for a long walk here and really enjoyed the scenery. Clean and relatively safe place for a visit although you still should be aware of your surroundings if you visit alone as it is still close to a big city. While walking here a...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank men0tu
Reviewed 1 week ago

My esteemed spouse and his sister and I spent a wonderful afternoon here on a sunny January afternoon...And I'm so glad we did! We parked at the nature center and stopped in for a quick visit there, then continued on a hike on one of...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank acandkc
Reviewed December 13, 2018

Rocky river metro reservation runs through Rocky river - which - in summer/spring after a ran fall flows like a stream in the mountain ( at places ).. Along the way, there are lakes - just like Wallace Lake south if Bagley road, where you...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank SumitSeng
Reviewed November 18, 2018

The Cleveland Metroparks are right at your back door...no matter where you are in Greater Cleveland. The Rocky River Reservation on Cleveland's southwest side includes golf, horseback riding, picnic facilities, hiking, jogging, nature studies and just plain tranquility...and all within an urban / suburban setting....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank grichard2018
Reviewed November 8, 2018

For people who reside near the RRR, we are so fortunate. An amazing bike trail cum walking path; fishing easily available. marina has benches under trees and a store to buy ice cream and other goodies. And, it's free. There's a golf course too, which...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 195markf
Reviewed October 5, 2018

When one originate from Southern California one has a true appreciation for the drive through this reservation. The changing seasons and the lovely colors it brings keeps me coming through. Watching the river swell and recede is a wake up call to the power of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ShelleyTelly
Reviewed September 22, 2018

While traveling for business, I stumbled upon the Rocky River Reservation by accident, after a wrong turn. It was one of the most beautiful places I have seen, and hidden right in the middle of city. I was so impressed by the number of people...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed September 1, 2018 via mobile

So, I have just recently taken up hiking, so I visited Rocky River Reservation due to its proximity to my house. Using the Cleveland Metroparks app, I found a trail to give it a try. I love the app, and like the directions feature that...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank tracyamarek
Reviewed August 27, 2018

RR reservation is the best known area of the "Emerald Necklace" it contains a yacht Club considered to beone of our best. you can rent kayaks and paddleboards if a water adventure is your choice., fishing for small panfish is encouraged (license required). Many miles...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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July 29, 2018|
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Response from travelguy21776 | Reviewed this property |
I probably wouldn’t. Water was green with algae. Full of plants and other things.
Erin K
June 25, 2018|
Response from Pross | Reviewed this property |
That is correct, miles and miles that you can walk
May 11, 2017|
Response from 575glennk |
Yes, leashed only on the hike/walk trails. No dogs allowed on bridle paths.