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“Beautiful Park System”

Cleveland Metroparks
Ranked #4 of 183 things to do in Cleveland
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Sylvania, Ohio
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161 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Beautiful Park System”
Reviewed June 12, 2013

Cleveland has such a treasure in the park system. It is great having miles of trails for walking, bike riding, and horseback trails. No matter how many times you visit, there is something different to see.

Visited June 2013
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Broadview Heights, Ohio
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20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Cannot compare with Lake Metroparks”
Reviewed May 17, 2013

Used to live in Kirtland and loved Chapin Forest and Penetentiary Glen. Parks nearer to Broadview Heights don't appear to have the same appeal

Visited May 2013
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Thank Barbara F
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Cleveland, Oh
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1,469 reviews
682 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 528 helpful votes
“Fabulous park system circling Cleveland”
Reviewed April 8, 2013

This is an incredible park system covering over 20,00 acres around Cleveland. It has hundreds miles of bike trails, hiking trails and bridle trails, in addition to several golf courses, picnic areas, lakes and terrific fishing. It form a ring Necklace) of about 100 Miles around Cleveland from Rocky River on the west to Willouby on the east: as such it is accessible from any part of town. It is nearly continuously connected through 16 reservations, so that you can ride a bicycle for 80 miles without essentially exiting. There are fabulous hiking ranging from short walks to 15 strenuous miles across ravines and valleys in the north or south Chagrin Reservations. A truly tremendous and not well known asset of Cleveland.

Visited April 2013
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Cleveland
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25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Fabulous CLEVELAND Asset!”
Reviewed April 5, 2013

The Emerald Necklace is an amazing system of parks and a great place to visit. Each area of the park system has a unique specialty, so it would definitely help to check out all the options online before you head out to the park system.

The public golf courses are amazing - and many are quite tough! Sleepy Hollow is a family favorite.

The system is kept clean and monitored closely. My family loves to visit any of the parks for rollerblading, biking, running, picture taking or just a drive through on a sunny day.

Visited October 2012
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Cleveland
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84 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Beautiful Park”
Reviewed April 2, 2013

If you don't have a lot of time just drive through this beautiful park on the east side of town just off the Shoreway highway.

Visited December 2012
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Thank Sultan1950
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