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    • Willoughby Hills, Ohio

      Snowshoe North Chagrin Reservation

      4 mi
      Take advantage of the abundance of snow in Northeast Ohio with snowshoeing! Only 30 minutes outside of Cleveland, the North Chagrin Reservation has snowshoe and pole rentals for use on any of its trails when there is more than 4 inches of snow on the ground. It is a beautiful hike through the sno...
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    • Novelty, Ohio

      Hike to Ansel's Cave

      1.5 mi / 100 ft gain
      The beginning of the hike to Ansel's Cave starts at The West Woods parking lot next to the visitor center. From there, follow the signs noting the Ansel Cave Trail. About 1/4 mile along, the trail splits into two directions; one takes you on the more direct route to Ansel's Cave along a well main...
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    • Grafton, Ohio

      Indian Hollow Reservation

      3.05 mi / 105 ft gain
      Indian Hollow Reservation is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Grafton, Ohio.
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    • Alliance, Ohio

      Hike Nelson Kennedy Ledges

      1.5 mi / 40 ft gain
      Starting at the the parking lot off of OH SR 282, cross the road and you'll arrive at the base of the conglomerate cliffs that give the park its name. From there, follow the blue blazed trail to get the best views and overall experience of the park. The blue blazed trail follows the base of the c...
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    • Mentor, Ohio

      Hike the Headland Dunes

      1 mi
      From the parking lots at the far eastern end of Headlands Beach State Park, head to the sign for the Headland Dunes State Nature Preserve, and follow the trail marked with white painted T-posts. The trail is completely on sand, so it's a bit more strenuous than a normal hike due to the sand shift...
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    • Thompson, Ohio

      Hike into Hell Hollow

      1 mi / 200 ft gain
      From the trailhead, follow the Beech Ridge Loop Trail to the stairs for a 1/4 mile to the stairs that descend down into Hell Hollow. The views back up the gorge of Paine Creek are beautiful, especially with the shale cliffside in view. The stairway down into the hollow proper is steep, so be prep...
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    • Perry, Ohio

      Hike the Shoreline-Lakeview Loop

      1.2 mi / 80 ft gain
      Starting at the parking lot next to Lake Erie Bluffs brand new 50-foot tall lakefront observation tower, follow the yellow signs noting the Shoreline Trail, a 0.6 mile long trail that follows the beach of Lake Erie. The trail is relatively easy, although sections of it require climbing over drift...
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    • Massillon, Ohio

      Sippo Valley Trail

      9.64 mi / 361 ft gain
      Sippo Valley Trail is a point-to-point trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Massillon, Ohio.
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    • Madison, Ohio

      Hemlock Ridge Loop Trail

      0.74 mi / 98 ft gain
      Hemlock Ridge Loop Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Madison, Ohio.
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    • Geneva, Ohio

      Camp at Geneva State Park

      Swim in Lake Erie and then camp right next to the beach at Geneva State Park! Located an hour outside of Cleveland, Geneva State Park is a beautiful park with lots of outdoor activity options perfect for all kinds of groups. The Park offers boat access to the Lake through a six-lane boat ramp and...
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