FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
BOB ROTATORI - 216-635-3263 -or-
HOLLY KECK - 216-635-3253
Cleveland Metroparks invites all Greater
Clevelanders to take a walk and enjoy spectacular spring
wildflowers before they are gone. Cleveland Metroparks reservations
have some of the best trails to view nature's spring splendor.
See what's blooming each week in the following
Bedford Reservation - Hemlock Creek Loop Trail
(0.8 miles) offers an amazing display of Virginia bluebells. This
area is a great place to view many different species of local
spring wildflowers. See rue anemone, adder's tongue, wild
geranium, bloodroot, buttercups, violets, wild blue phlox,
wild ginger�just to name a few.
Big Creek Reservation - Apple Ridge and Beech Hill are
great places to witness a diversity of many ephemerals.
Bradley Woods Reservation - Bunns Lake Wildlife Area
offers excellent viewing of ferns and flowering trees.
Brecksville Reservation - Wildflower Loop Trail (.75
miles) features spring wildflowers that are labeled on the trail
from March through June. Species include: skunk cabbage, marsh
marigolds, spring beauties, trout lily, Jack-in-the-pulpit,
cut-leaved toothwort, and great white trillium.
Euclid Creek Reservation - Squirrel Run Trail (1.2 miles)
runs along the base of a hillside that hosts squirrel corn,
Dutchmen's breeches, trillium, trout lily, hepatica, and wild
Hinckley Reservation - The bridle/Buckeye Trail
section between Johnson's Picnic Area and Ledge Lake Loop Trail
showcase hillsides of white trillium, wild geranium,
Jack-in-the-pulpit, hepatica, blue cohosh, rue anemone, and
Huntington Reservation - Along the Porter Creek
Trail view bloodroot, toothwort and spring beauty.
Mill Stream Run Reservation - South Quarry Loop
Trail (1.1 miles) features spring species along the East Branch of
the Rocky River, including golden Alexanders, Virginia bluebells
and trout lily. The bridle trail just north of The Chalet is an
excellent exhibit of Virginia bluebells. Royalview Picnic Area is
famous for bluebells, too. The Butterfly Trail near W.J. Green
Lodge is good for viewing trillium, cresses, leeks and trout
North Chagrin Reservation - The Scenic Loop Trail (1.6
miles) showcases trillium, trout lily, bloodroot, hepatica,
cut-leaved toothwort, Jack-in-the-pulpit, and violets.
Rocky River Reservation - The
HauserWildflowerGarden, a maintained spring wildflower garden, is
beautiful as is Willow Bend where violets, trout lily, bloodroot
and false rue anemone can be found.
South Chagrin Reservation - Sulphur Springs Loop Trail
(1.1 miles), off Sulphur Springs Picnic Area, showcases wood
betony, blue cohosh, toothwort, spring cress, bloodroot, and all
the spring beauties.
To download maps of any of the reservations go to
clevelandmetroparks.com and click on �trails.�
Don't miss the amazing spring wildflowers in Cleveland
Metroparks - part of your life, naturally!