in Cleveland, OH
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There’s nothing better than breathing fresh air and getting in touch with nature. State parks, botanical gardens, trails, lakes, and farms are exactly the place to do it – and this area is full of them.
Take a look at all the options within driving distance – you’ll be surprised at how close your next adventure is. We provide the driving directions, but the sunscreen’s on you!
Cleveland Botanical Garden
11030 E Blvd
Cleveland, OH 44106 Directions
A stunning and unforgettable display of natural beauty isn't far away when you visit the Cleveland Botanical Garden. You will be amazed when you treat your senses to the incredible displays of flowers and plants that can be found at the garden. Among some of the more popular attractions include Orchid Mania that offers you the chance to indulge in the sight of hundreds exotic orchids. There are also special educational and specialty programs offered that include horticultural seminars and camps for the kids.
Cleveland Metro Parks
Live the outdoor life in Cleveland Metroparks. Explore more than 23,000 acres in 18 reservations located throughout Cuyahoga County and Hinckley Township. From golden sunrises over Lake Erie, to trail hikes through wooded countryside, animal adventures at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo and golf with friends at any of our eight courses. Cleveland Metroparks offers recreational and educational opportunities year-round.
Garfield Park Reservation
11350 Broadway Ave
Garfield Heights, OH 44125 Directions
One of Cleveland's favorite places to take a brisk walk while enjoying some visually captivating natural amenities is the Garfield Nature Center. The center is located on Mill Creek Lane, off the Broadway Avenue entrance of Garfield Park Reservation in Garfield Heights.
Huntington Reservation and Beach
28728 Wolf Picnic Area Dr
Bay Village, OH 44140 Directions
Visiting the Huntington Reservation and Beach is like breathing in a breath of fresh air. The park has been a part of Cleveland Metroparks since 1927. During the warmer months of the year, the beach is a popular outdoor and swimming spot for families and fans of aquatic fun. The Huntington Reservation offers an excellent opportunity for a hike no matter what time of year it may be, as its level terrain makes the trail accessible to runners and hikers of all skill levels. You can also fish year round, and the breakwalls offer perfect vantage points from which to cast your line.
Ohio and Erie Canalway
Nature lovers will feel right at home outdoors in the expansive Ohio and Erie Canalway. This National Heritage Area earned its designated title in 1996 because of its role in helping Ohio and our nation grow. Its status and recognition was to primarily preserve and celebrate the rails, trails, landscapes, towns and sites that all grew along the first 110 miles of the canal that sparked growth for not only Ohio, but for the entire nation. Among these beautifully landscaped 110 miles you'll find the Towpath Trail, America's Byway, the Cuyahoga Scenic Railroad and various county park districts.
Rocky River Nature Center
24000 Valley Pkwy
North Olmsted, OH 44070 Directions
The Rocky River Nature Center offers several excellent recreation trails designed more for walking and getting closer to the natural beauty of Cleveland's Rocky River Reservation. The beautiful area stretches out north of Cedar Point in North Olmsted.
Rocky and Chagrin Rivers
Fishing enthusiasts as well as boaters take to the water in search of a great catch of steelhead trout on both the Rocky and Chagrin Rivers. These rivers are always popular, but when their levels rise at various points in the season, the boating and fishing is nothing short of spectacular. The rivers are also popular not only with boaters but with swimmers, jet skiers and other water recreation lovers, too.
A popular destination for aquatic recreation is Wallace Lake in Berea. Not only is the lake plentifully stocked with rainbow trout to please the many anglers who visit, but you can also enjoy a swim or a canoe ride on the water too. If you prefer to stay dry, then enjoy the lake from the shore as you picnic or just bask in the sunshine.
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