Cleveland Metroparks Fall and Winter Hikes

I think this has been one of the best falls I can remember. It’s in the 70s! In November! I love it. There’s really nothing better than enjoying beautiful fall colors in summer-like temperatures.

Eventually though the temperatures will drop, but that’s no excuse to stay inside! Cleveland Metroparks host a number of dog friendly hikes in November and December to get you out and enjoying the fall and winter with your dog. These hikes are also a great way to explore some of the parks you may not usually get to, since there are a variety of locations for the hikes.

Here is a rundown of some upcoming dog hikes organized by the Metroparks:

November 15, 2 – 3:30 p.m.
Hinckley Reservation, Hinckley Lake Boathouse & Store

Join this dog friendly hike around Hinckley Lake. There are some hills and the approximate distance is 3.4 miles. Lead by Naturalist Kelly McGinnis, hikers will search for signs of animals that live around the lake.

November 21 at 10 – 11:30 a.m.
North Chagrin Reservation, North Chagrin Nature Center

Hike includes some hills, approximately 3 – 3.5 miles.

November 27 at 7 – 8:30 p.m.
Acacia Reservation, Cedar Road parking lot

Evening hike includes some hills, distance about 3 – 3.5 miles.

December 8 at 6 – 7:30 p.m.
Brecksville Reservation, Brecksville Nature Center

Bundle up for this evening hike led by Naturalist Pam Taylor. May include some slippery hills, distance about 3 miles.

December 12 at 2 – 3:30 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation, North Chagrin Nature Center

Bring your dog to hike the wooded trails of North Chagrin Reservation. Some hills, about 3 and half miles.

December 23, 10 am – noon
West Creek Reservation, Watershed Stewardship Center at West Creek

Led by Program Leader, Debra Shankland, the hike includes a hill, distance is approximately 3 miles.

December 26, 2 – 3:30 p.m.
Acacia Reservation, Cedar Road parking lot

Bring your dog to walk off those Christmas cookies. Hike includes some hills, 3 – 3.5 miles in distance.

More details about the hikes can be found on the Metroparks’ website: http://www.clevelandmetroparks.com/Main/EventsProgramsCalendar.aspx

Check out my favorite fall hikes here: http://dogsinthecle.com/5-favorite-fall-hikes