Cleveland Metroparks

Wrapping around the City of Cleveland is a network of 18 parks, spanning 23,000 acres, connected by 300+ miles of trails for walkers, runners, bikers, and horseback riders. Following rivers and creeks through the region, the chain of parks is often called the “Emerald Necklace” for the way it appears to hang from the neck of Lake Erie, a nickname inspired by Boston’s similarly named attraction.

The Metroparks are responsible for a huge amount of Cleveland’s outdoor recreation, offering visitors much more than trails; you’ll also find lakefront beaches, golf courses, boat ramps, and even a zoo!