100 days in cleveland

i'm trying to draw a picture of something i like about cleveland every day for 100 days.

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Day 76/100
The Metroparks (Part 1 - The Emerald Necklace)
I could do several posts on the Metroparks, but I’m starting to run out of entries! So I’ll have to make do with two. It’s one of the things I love most about Cleveland. Seeing a wooded green area in LA was a rarity - we’d drive to Yosemite or at least Big Bear Lake and make a big deal out of it (camping, boating, and hiking). Moving to Cleveland and realizing the entire city was surrounded by spaces that looked like national parks was exciting to say the least. The horseshoe shaped ring is often called the Emerald Necklace. The green dashes in the drawing mark an all-purpose trail that runs through most of the Metroparks. I don’t think they’re connected through the entire horseshoe, but my impression is that you can still follow it for miles if you’re a long distance biker. This specific park is Rocky River Metropark. It’s amazing that the entrance is in the middle of the city - across the road from Blackbird Bakery, and down the street from Dewey’s Pizza!

Day 76/100

The Metroparks (Part 1 - The Emerald Necklace)

I could do several posts on the Metroparks, but I’m starting to run out of entries! So I’ll have to make do with two. It’s one of the things I love most about Cleveland. Seeing a wooded green area in LA was a rarity - we’d drive to Yosemite or at least Big Bear Lake and make a big deal out of it (camping, boating, and hiking). Moving to Cleveland and realizing the entire city was surrounded by spaces that looked like national parks was exciting to say the least. The horseshoe shaped ring is often called the Emerald Necklace. The green dashes in the drawing mark an all-purpose trail that runs through most of the Metroparks. I don’t think they’re connected through the entire horseshoe, but my impression is that you can still follow it for miles if you’re a long distance biker. This specific park is Rocky River Metropark. It’s amazing that the entrance is in the middle of the city - across the road from Blackbird Bakery, and down the street from Dewey’s Pizza!

  1. elegantrubato reblogged this from juliaincleveland and added:
    Should go find this! This “100 days in Cleveland blog” will be useful :)
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    Possible bike trip #2. Hmm, am I ready to bike to Rocky River…
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    I went to Rocky River High School. Kids (not ME…I was never much of a pothead) used to drive through the Metroparks and...
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