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Fall is one of the most beautiful seasons of the year. In Northeast Ohio, you are likely to see brilliant yellows, oranges and red leaves from the many maple and oak trees. Cleveland Metroparks has several scenic overlooks that are perfect for enjoying the spectacular seasonal views, including Tinkers Creek Gorge Scenic Overlook & �Little Overlook� in Bedford Reservation, Chippewa Creek Gorge Scenic Overlook in Brecksville Reservation, Iron Springs Loop Trail in Garfield Park Reservation, the Beach Bluffs in Huntington Reservation and Quarry Rock Overlook in South Chagrin Reservation.
Whether you want to enjoy the view on your own, or on a guided walk, Cleveland Metroparks has several October programs for you to choose from.
Saturday, October 5 ? 1- 3 p.m.
Cherry Tree Grove ? Brookside Reservation
Autumn is a wonderful time to hike to the Brookside Overlook. Look at the different sights and listen to the sounds of October. Cherry Tree Grove is located off John Nagy Boulevard, off the Ridge Road entrance of Brookside Reservation in Cleveland. For more information, visit clevelandmetroparks.com or call 216-206-1000.
Fall Color Dog Walk
Sunday, October 6 ? 2 - 3:30 p.m.
Brecksville Nature Center ? Brecksville Reservation
Enjoy the beauty of fall with your non-aggressive, four-legged friend and hike along Hemlock Loop Trail. Dogs must be leashed. Brecksville Nature Center is located off Chippewa Creek Drive, off the Route 82 entrance of Brecksville Reservation in Brecksville. For more information, call 440-526-1012.
Autumn Photo Hike
Saturday, October 12 ? 9 - 11 a.m.
Chagrin Boulevard parking lot ? South Chagrin Reservation
Bring your camera for a hike to the Chagrin River Overlook to see the valley in full, fiery foliage. For more information about the exact meeting location, call 440-247-7075.
Woodland of Bedford: Fall Color Hike
Saturday, October 12 ? 9 a.m. to noon
Egbert Picnic Area � Bedford Reservation
Volunteer Naturalist Fred Losi will lead this walk through a deeply forested area showing fall colors. This hike includes a tour of the Powers Mill historic site. Bring a camera to capture the beautiful scenery. Egbert Picnic Area is located off Gorge Parkway in Bedford Reservation, off Egbert Road in Walton Hills. For more information, call 216-341-3152.
Fall Bike Ride
Sunday, October 13 ? 1 - 3 p.m.
Bonnie Park Picnic Area ? Mill Stream Run Reservation
Explore Mill Stream Run Reservation and the Lake to Lake Trail on this challenging ride. The ride begins at Bonnie Park, and then takes Big Creek Parkway to the Lake to Lake Trail, before returning to Mill Stream Reservation on public roads. Helmets required. Registration, beginning October 3, is required. Bonnie Park Picnic Area is located off Valley Parkway in Mill Stream Run Reservation, off Pearl Road/Route 42 in Strongsville. For more information, call 440-734-6660.
Fall Colors for All
Saturday, October 19 ? 1 - 2 p.m. -OR- Sunday, October 20 ? 10 - 11 a.m.
Rocky River Nature Center parking lot ? Rocky River Reservation
Join Naturalist Min Keung for a walk on the short paved path around the nature center to indentify fall leaves. Rocky River Nature Center is located at 24000 Valley Parkway in Rocky River Reservation, north of Cedar Point Road in North Olmsted. For more information, call 440-734-6660.
The Sights of Autumn
Sunday, October 20 ? 1:30 - 3 p.m.
Egbert Trailhead ? Bedford Reservation
Bedford Reservation's fall colors should be in full swing. The beautiful changes can be enjoyed during this leisurely hike along the tree line of Tinkers Creek. Egbert Picnic Area is located off Gorge Parkway in Bedford Reservation, off Egbert Road in Walton Hills. For more information, call 216-341-3152.
The Brightly Colored Forest
Saturday, October 26 ? 1 - 2 p.m.
North Chagrin Nature Center ? North Chagrin Reservation
The green of summer is giving way to yellows, reds and oranges. Walk through the colorful fall forest and learn to identify trees by their brightly colored leaves. North Chagrin Nature Center is located off Buttermilk Falls Parkway, off the Sunset Lane entrance of North Chagrin Reservation, off SOM Center Road/Route 91 in Mayfield Village. For more information, call 440-473-3370.
Enjoy the fantastic show of colors this fall in Cleveland Metroparks - Discover, Enjoy, Protect!