Northeast

PARKS & RECREATION
in Northeast Ohio

PARKS & RECREATION
in Northeast Ohio

Cleveland Metroparks Centennial Trail / ©Kyle Lanzer Photography


With more and more of us discovering the importance of vitamin “N” (as in Nature) to our physical and mental well-being, we Northeast Ohioans know how lucky we are to have access to one of the world’s most geographically diverse regions. The glaciers that gave us the Great Lakes also carved lush river valleys, sculpted rolling hills, exposed million-year-old rock formations, deposited fertile soil and left behind a landscape capable of supporting abundant wildlife.

Today, even in urban and suburban communities, waterfront access and green spaces are plentiful. Local parks and preserves offer places to play, exercise and explore nature. The vast Cleveland Metroparks “Emerald Necklace,” along with other regional park systems and state recreation areas, provide a network of trails, waterways and facilities where you can hike, bike, kayak, row, sail, ski, ride a horse, swing a golf club, catch a fish or just catch your breath after a busy workday. And then there’s Cuyahoga Valley National Park, our 30,000-acre crown jewel and the only national park in Ohio.

So, even if you’ve never been the outdoorsy type yourself, you may just find that having endless ways to enjoy all four seasons right out your back door is all the motivation you need to get out there and play!


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