Cleveland March 03, 2019
The 10 Very Best Places To Go In Cleveland This Spring
There’s one unanimous feeling amongst Clevelanders that emerges around this time of year. “I’m so done with winter,” they declare, shaking their heads and glaring at a cloudy sky filled with tiny snow flurries. We’ve all witnessed this exact scenario at some point, and we’ve all seen them undergo a glorious change once a bit of sunshine breaks through the winter gloom. Spring is a season of hope, rebirth, and excitement, and locals simply can’t get enough. If you’re looking to get out of the house to enjoy the wonders of this year’s season, there are many amazing places in Greater Cleveland worthy of visitation.
1. Lake View Cemetery (12316 Euclid Ave., Cleveland)
Perhaps there is something morbidly ironic about the fact that a cemetery is one of the loveliest places to celebrate the wonders of spring. Lake View Cemetery was designed to mimic the garden cemeteries of the Victorian era, making it more of a park than a private resting ground. Many famous Clevelanders are buried here, and you can visit their eternal homes alongside the splendor of natural features like Daffodil Hill. You can find more information on this pretty place
2. University Circle (Euclid Ave. and East Blvd., Cleveland)
University Circle is one of Cleveland's most delightful neighborhoods. It hosts some of the city's finest institutions, but it's also home to the splendor of Wade Lagoon. As you approach the Cleveland Museum of Art, you'll find yourself
wandering into the Fine Arts Garden
. This gorgeous outdoor experience is an explosion of pastels every spring, and it's truly a dream come true for photographers.
3. Rocky River Reservation (Valley Pkwy., North Olmsted)
Rocky River Reservation is one of the loveliest Cleveland Metroparks, someone even argue that it is the park district's heart and soul. Within its great expanse is a small parcel land that was actually the first purchased for the Cleveland Metroparks. Amazingly, that's not even the most historical happening in this park. It's also home to an authentic earthworks site known as Fort Hill, and it dates back over 2,000 years. You can find the full story
4. Furnace Run Metro Park (4955 Townsend Rd., Richfield)
Furnace Run Metro Park is famous in the area for splendid springtime blooms. Its iconic and appropriately named Daffodil Trail is a true treat in early spring, as its entire expanse is lined with sunshiny blooms. The 0.6-mile trail is short and sweet, leaving you plenty of time to explore Furnace Run, one of the cleanest tributaries of the Cuyahoga River. You can learn more in our
5. Chagrin Falls (Cuyahoga County)
6. F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm
F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm is frequently recognized for having some of
the loveliest hiking trails in all of Northeast Ohio
. As one of the co-founders of Goodyear Tire & Rubber, F.A. Seiberling was uniquely equipped to donate land to the Summit Metro Parks. He expanded Sand Run Metro Park, and upon his passing, some of his land was purchased by the Metro Parks and named in his honor. Cherry Lane Trail is one of its loveliest hikes, though it seems that the whole park blooms brilliantly each spring.
7. Brecksville Reservation (9000 Chippewa Creek Dr., Brecksville)
Brecksville Reservation is home to one of the wildest migrations in Northeast Ohio each spring. On rainy March nights when temperatures rise above 45°, be slippery and slimy salamanders crawl out of their hiding spaces to visit vernal pools. It's there that they lay their eggs, producing the next generation of migrating amphibians. You can find the full article
8. Hinckley Reservation (1 Metropolitan Park W., Hinckley)
At the southern end of the Cleveland Metropark system is a gorgeous park that's simply full of surprises. It hides a lovely sapphire blue lake, incredible sandstone ledges, a man-made waterfall, and even
artwork in the middle of the forest
. There's a lot to love about this family-friendly park, and it's a wonderful place to watch the Earth come back to life every spring.
9. Brookside Reservation (3900 John Nagy Blvd., Cleveland)
Brookside Reservation is remembered by many as one of the City of Cleveland's oldest parks. Though it was acquired by the Cleveland Metroparks in the '90s, it seems very little has changed over the years in this 132-acre reservation. Locals have come to know a portion of this park as "blossom lane," as it's gorgeous collection of Yoshino cherry trees broom brilliantly in mid- to late-spring.
10. Lakewood Park (14532 Lake Ave., Lakewood)
Lakewood Park is pure magic, particularly in the springtime. This lovely lakefront space is coveted by many, as it's one of the most unique city parks you'll find in the area. The Lakefront Promenade is an enchanting brick walkway that's perfect for watching the sunset. The Solstice Steps offer the perfect place to recline and relax in the sunlight, and the skate park is too fun to be true. There's nothing quite like
spring on the lakeshore
Greater Cleveland is overflowing with splendor that’s worthy of exploration, but the region is particularly magical in the spring.
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