Cleveland Ohio's Specatular Emerald Necklace Park System!

By
Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Trinity Brecksville Ohio

I know how busy everyone is this time of year, but taking some time to relax and unwind is not overrated. Stress can cause a lot of ill affects on your health, none of them good. A perfect way to de-stress for me is to take a walk in the park, preferably with my husband and daughter. Not today of course, when it's practically a blizzard outside, but on a calm and sunny day, when you can see the snow glistening like crystal!

Native Clevelanders know all about our wonderful park system, called the Emerald Necklace. This beautiful park system includes over 60 miles of all purpose trails for cycling, hiking, walking, and in line skating.  There are hundreds of miles of hiking trails in the 20,000 plus acres that make up the metro parks.

*There are nature/visitor centers designed to educate people about the parks and the critters that live there
*Lookabout Lodge, in the south Chagrin Reservation, is built from over 300 chestnut logs
*a naturalist on hand daily, from 9:30-5 p.m. to answer your "nature" questions
*Institute of the Great Outdoors is the focal point for outdoor recreation in the Metro parks
*golf, fishing, tobaganning, swimming
*historic audio tours and event calendars
*ongoing programs calendar

brecksville ohio metro parks

 

close

Re-Blogged 1 time:

Re-Blogged By Re-Blogged At
  1. Joe Jackson 05/01/2012 10:44 AM
Topic:
Real Estate General Information
Location:
Ohio Cuyahoga County Brecksville
Groups:
Almost Anything Goes
Posts to Localism
Club Chaos
Area Events
HyperLocal Neighborhood and Community Posts
Tags:
brecksville ohio metro parks
brecksvillle ohio parks and recreation

Spam prevention
Show All Comments
Rainmaker
301,963
Dan and Amy Schuman
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Solon, OH
Luxury Home Specialists

The park system here in Cleveland is one of the nation's largest. We go to the South Chagrin Reservation all the time as it actually runs through Solon.

Dec 13, 2010 01:25 AM #1
Rainmaker
553,808
Barb Szabo, CRS
RE/MAX Trinity Brecksville Ohio - Cleveland, OH
E-pro Realtor, Cleveland Ohio Homes

It's the best isn't Dan? When I lived in Euclid we wnet to Squire's Castle and nearby there was a large pond called Strawberry Lane I think and I used to ice skate there for hours and hours. My poor parents would walk around the pond for hours and hours and had to drag me off the ice !LOL

Dec 13, 2010 01:37 AM #2
Rainer
258,200
Charles Edwards Bentonville
Coldwell Banker Harris McHaney & Faucette 479-253-3796 - Bentonville, AR
AR REALTOR, Bentonville Real Estate Agent and Broker

Barb, I really appreciate 'green space' more with every passing day. This is the kind of thing that really attracts cettain buyers to an area as you know. What a great asset for your area!

Dec 13, 2010 02:12 AM #3
Rainmaker
553,808
Barb Szabo, CRS
RE/MAX Trinity Brecksville Ohio - Cleveland, OH
E-pro Realtor, Cleveland Ohio Homes

Charles, As Dan said it's one of the nation's largest but it's equally beautiful as it is large!

Dec 13, 2010 07:40 AM #4
Rainmaker
553,808
Barb Szabo, CRS
RE/MAX Trinity Brecksville Ohio - Cleveland, OH
E-pro Realtor, Cleveland Ohio Homes

Hi Dave, It's really neat because if you wanted to bike all day and probably all week, you just follow the routes through the different communities.

Dec 14, 2010 01:18 AM #6
Rainmaker
346,423
Dawn Maloney
RE/MAX Trinity Northeast Ohio Real Estate Specialist - Hudson, OH
330-990-4236 Hudson & Northeastern Ohio

Squire's Castle is a must for me every fall. I grew up in Willoughby Hills, and I love meandering around the park. The woods smell so wonderful in the fall. Add a nice bonfire in the evening, and I am in heaven!

Dec 17, 2010 04:16 PM #7
Rainmaker
553,808
Barb Szabo, CRS
RE/MAX Trinity Brecksville Ohio - Cleveland, OH
E-pro Realtor, Cleveland Ohio Homes

I never knew you lived in Willoughby Hills! I grew up in Euclid and my Dad always loved walks in the park, still does, and we used to go every Sunday!

Dec 18, 2010 01:11 AM #8
Show All Comments

What's the reason you're reporting this blog entry?

Are you sure you want to report this blog entry as spam?

Rainmaker
553,808

Barb Szabo, CRS

E-pro Realtor, Cleveland Ohio Homes
What do you want to know about the Cleveland Ohio market?
*
*
*
*
Spam prevention

Additional Information