The Henry Church Rock In The Cleveland Metroparks Is Something Of A Local Mystery
The Cleveland Metroparks are a source of pride for locals… and rightfully so. This massive complex of parks and reservations is known locally as “The Emerald Necklace” for an abundance of greenery that encircles Greater Cleveland like a string of jewels. While the park district itself is a gem, it’s also full of hidden gems. Over in South Chagrin Reservation, the Cleveland Metroparks’ Henry Church Rock is a landmark like no other. It has surprised hikers for more than 135 years, but its true meaning is lost to time. Want to visit it? It’s easy to access and offers lovely views of the local river, but knowing its story is just as impactful as seeing its majesty in person. Are you ready to get to know a local eccentric with big dreams? Let’s dive into the Greater Cleveland that Henry Church, Jr. once knew and loved.
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There’s something magical about the Cleveland Metroparks’ Henry Church Rock, don’t you think? It, without a single doubt, tells a story to this very day. While the meaning of the art may be lost, the life and dreams of a local artist are preserved in every fine detail of this magnificent stone. Have you ever visited this local landmark? We’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments.
Nikki is a lifelong Ohioan with a love for literature. She holds a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Akron and has enjoyed publishing her written work since 2007. She has a love of travel and does so frequently, though she believes that home is where the heart is - she continues to work in and around Cleveland as a digital content specialist to this day, working on everything from commercial scripts and social media posts to grassroots marketing initiatives.
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