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    6 Best Places to See Spring Flowers near Cleveland

    With winter almost behind us, it’s time to start planning visits to see the spring flowers bloom, and I’m sharing the best spots in Cleveland and Northeast Ohio region. Check out where to see cherry blossoms, daffodils and bluebells this spring! Brookside Reservation Part of the Cleveland Metroparks, this is a popular destination for family photos, senior portraits, etc., and it’s easy to see why! The area is small, but the perfectly aligned trees is a sight to see in the spring. This part of the part is found at Cherry Grove Picnic Area. It is located along the south side of John Nagy Blvd. in the Old Brooklyn neighborhood…

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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…