cleveland metroparks: Brecksville Reservation - Cleveland Metroparks - 09/26/10 02:51 PM
The Brecksville Reservation of the Cleveland Metroparks is regarded as one of the best local park systems in the country.

From The Brecksville Stables which provides horseback riding lessons, pony camps, therapeutic riding and more, along with trails throughout the Brecksville Reservation is quite an amenity for a suburban community.
There are many all purpose hiking, biking, jogging and walking trails throughout the reservation, along with a nature center staffed by knowledgeable individuals who are there to provide seminars, education and various events -- my family and I went on a night excursion to communicate and listen to owls, which … (8 comments)

cleveland metroparks: Brecksville lands bald eagles for a third year in a row... - 02/14/09 12:47 PM
The local Sun Courier newspaper just reported that the bald eagle pair has returned to their nest in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park! This makes year three for this wonderful event and hopefully there will be a third “eaglet” in 2009! The Park takes this very seriously and actually makes sure there are no huge disturbances during this time, eg, gawkers, walkers, stopped cars, etc., because the eggs need to stay warm via constant attention from the parents.
How exciting! Somehow it makes me feel like things are looking up when I consider this huge event has happened three years in … (0 comments)

cleveland metroparks: Pay a Visit to the Brecksville Reservation… - 01/25/09 11:37 AM
One of the most amazing sights I have seen in a long time is that of a hawk circling intently for minutes before making its dive...no, it was the time when we were driving past the pond behind the library and the heron was languishing by the side...no, no, it was the time the doe and her four babies crossed the Metroparks road in front of us during a spring snowfall, no wait, I know,  it was the time we were all driving back from getting ice cream at Country Maid Ice Cream (which offers natural, homemade ice cream and deserves … (3 comments)