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    The Best Hiking East of Cleveland

    Cleveland is well known for it’s ongoing battle: east side or west side? As someone who lives on the west side, I am almost never excited to hop on I-90E.  However, there is one area where the east side has won me over and I am always willing to drop what I’m doing and hit the road to do: hiking. And, surprisingly,  the area east of Cleveland has some of my favorite hiking trails.  Below I’m sharing my five favorite parks and the best hiking east of Cleveland. North Chagrin Reservation Part of the Cleveland Metroparks system, I’ve previously ranked this park as an “honorable mention” as one of my favorites,…

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    The Best Hiking in the Cleveland Metroparks

    Did you know that Cleveland Metroparks is home to 18 reservations, spanning 23,000 miles in the greater Cleveland area? From what I’ve experienced, it seems like a lot of people living in the area didn’t or still don’t know that there’s so much to see and explore outside the city limits. So I wanted to share what I consider the best hiking in the Cleveland Metroparks. I challenged myself to rank the Cleveland Metroparks. This was really hard, because they are all so great, all for different reasons! For me, there are spots that rekindled my love for nature, the spot where my husband proposed, and the spot where I…

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    The Most Incredible Hidden Waterfalls in Northeast Ohio

    If you know me at all, you know my favorite thing to photograph is waterfalls. Luckily for me (and you!) there are so many great waterfalls in Ohio. Most of them are well known and easy to get to. However, those are not my favorites. I love the waterfalls you stumble upon. The ones you can’t even believe exist. The ones that are so breathtaking and peaceful you have a hard time describing your experience to another person. I’m sharing with you my five favorite falls within driving distant from my house. 1.) West Falls of Black River, Cascade Park Why I love it: So technically, this waterfall is not hidden.…