Guest Post: CLE Parks and Green Spaces

Over the next couple of weeks, I have a few guest bloggers stopping by to share their love for Cleveland. After reading today’s post by Jessica Morris from JAM in CLE, I can’t wait to take a trip to some of the CLE parks she recommends, especially nearby Rocky River Park and Beach.

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Hi! I’m JAM! I’m a fellow CLE blogger and I write about all things positive in our great land of CLE!! A big thank you to Clue Into Cleveland for allowing me to guest post here!

Fun CLE fact: Did you know that CLE boasts nearly 22,000 acres of green space? WOW!! Much of that is thanks to the Cleveland Metroparks (aka The Valley for west siders).  As a mid-size metropolis, CLE offers tons of great outdoor parks, beaches and green spaces to enjoy throughout all four seasons. Find out more about the outdoor spaces CLE offers on Positively Cleveland.

Whether you’re in the mood for hiking, biking, kayaking or sunning (some of my personal faves) there are plenty of fabulous parks and green spaces to access in our city and surrounding areas.

Most recently, I’ve been going to Rocky River Park—which offers public access to Lake Erie, fantastic vantage points and a bit of peace and quiet, in comparison to other public CLE beaches and parks. I’d recommend a nice cup of coffee and heading down there on a Sunday morning to take in the tranquility and beautiful scenery from the bench swings by the water.

JAMmom enjoying her morning coffee on the waterfront bench swings at Rocky River Park.

JAMmom enjoying her morning coffee on the waterfront bench swings at Rocky River Park.

View from the bench swings

View from the bench swings

Or you can head up the stairs to take in some views from the west bluff in the park:

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How about this for a view?!

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Atop the bluff, you not only get these gorgeous views, but there is also a grassy area for picnics and grilling out. Yum!

The pretty backdrop and less populated beach also serve as one of CLE’s favorite spots for family, engagement and wedding photo sessions.

One of CLE’s favorite spots for family, engagement and wedding photo sessionsFrame-worthy photos for the family!

Frame-worthy photos for the family!

So whether you’re looking for a green space to escape the hustle and bustle, a fun picnic in the park with the kids, a serene spot to drink your coffee and read the newspaper, or just want to dip your toes in the water—I highly recommend this little nook to take in the natural beauty in CLE.

Looking for other green places and spaces to visit in CLE? Check out some of my nature-loving posts like:

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What’s your favorite urban oasis in CLE? Do you have a favorite green space to take in a great sunrise or sunset in CLE? Share your positive thoughts!

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