Fantasy Friday – Cleveland, Ohio

I wish I was in Cleveland, Ohio this weekend.

Why?

Because the Blue Jay’s are playing baseball against the Indian’s as a welcome start to the baseball season!

If I were to go to Cleveland this weekend, what would I do aside from watching plenty of baseball…

Why not visit Cuyahoga Valley National Park and hike off all the hot dogs and peanuts I would be consuming at the game?

Here’s what the National Parks Service says about Cuyahoga Valley

Though a short distance from the urban areas of Cleveland and Akron, Cuyahoga Valley National Park seems worlds away. The park is a refuge for native plants and wildlife, and provides routes of discovery for visitors. The winding Cuyahoga River gives way to deep forests, rolling hills, and open farmlands. Walk or ride the Towpath Trail to follow the historic route of the Ohio & Erie Canal.

And it sounds as if a new hiking trail has been (or is being) created:

Metro Parks, Serving Summit County has finished construction of the new off-road route for the Bike & Hike Trail along Brandywine Road. A new trail bridge over Interstate 271 will soon be erected in three parts during evening hours. After the bridge is installed, the concrete decking will then be poured. Expected completion is end of June, 2012. Brandywine Falls Gorge Trail will remain open during bridge construction.

An urban national park…interesting…maybe it would be delightful!

PS – I hope my boyfriend doesn’t find out about all the train tracks he can discover around here…he loves those trains!

Go Jays Go!

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